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Tickets on sale for Penn College’s third Wildcat Comic Con

Pennsylvania College of Technology will hold its third Wildcat Comic Con on Sept. 27 Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Tickets are on sale for Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Sept. 27 Wildcat Comic Con, a full day of exciting and engaging activities centered around comics, video games, animation and more.This year’s 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will feature game-design workshops, voiceover actors, comic artists and authors, video-game professionals, a cosplay runway contest and a Hall of Merchants.“Our goal at the Wildcat Comic Con is for children, teens and adults to learn something new,” said Tracey Amey, director of the college’s Madigan Library. “The foundation of everything we plan and provide at the ‘Con’ is to educate and inspire learning.”Last year’s event was attended by more than 1,000 people, many of them returnees from 2012 and some from as far away as Canada.“We want everyone who attends to pack as much programming as they can fit into their day so they come away from our event having learned something,” Amey added. “Our programming exposes them not just to comic creation, but also to video game development and industrial design inspired by cosplay.“Our panels and workshops are as diverse as filmmaking, voice-over acting and game creation. We want our educational mission to come across loud and clear, while providing a fun-filled, exciting day.”To further that purpose, Wildcat Comic Con organizers keep the price manageable and offer free admission to children 12 and younger with a ticket-holding adult.“We keep the price as low as possible with the goal of making the event affordable for a whole family to attend,” Amey said. “Where else can you get an entire day’s worth of entertainment and education for $20?”That early-registration price remains in effect until Aug. 31; on-site registration for the general public will be $25. (Penn College students and employees will still enjoy the $20 discounted rate.) The all-event pass also entitles ticket holders to free admission at After-Con events. Visit to register or for more information. The Community Arts Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of the college, is handling online ticket sales for the event.For information about Penn College, which is observing its centennial throughout 2014, visit, email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Last Updated May 16, 2014