At­lanti-Con adding sen­sory times to Cor­ner Brook event

This year’s event will see 47 ex­hibitor booths

The Western Star - - ENTERTAINM­ENT -

COR­NER BROOK, N.L. — Get ready to get your geek on.

The At­lanti-Con Science Fic­tion and Fan­tasy Fes­ti­val will be tak­ing over the Cor­ner Brook Civic Cen­tre Stu­dio this week­end.

Now in its eighth year, the fes­ti­val will fea­ture two and half days of dis­cus­sion pan­els, work­shops, ques­tion and an­swer ses­sions, game play, cos­play, demon­stra­tions and more.

Guests for this year’s event, which runs from Fri­day to Sunday, in­clude Chase Master­son from Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Doc­tor Who and The Flash, who will visit on Sunday only; Ariel Marsh, comics il­lus­tra­tor with Ink’d Well Comics and En­gen Books; Foamw­erx Cos­play — Gary Mur­rin and Hamil­ton Cor­nish and the At­lanti-Con’s favourite master of cer­e­monies, Fat Apollo.

This year’s con will have 47 ex­hibitor booths.

New this year is a project with the Autism So­ci­ety of New­found­land and Labrador to in­clude sen­sory times where the lights will be dimmed and the mu­sic turned off to help those with sen­sory is­sues ac­cli­mate to the venue.

There will also be a sen­sory room on­site for peo­ple who need to es­cape the crowd and over­load of in­put. Care­givers for peo­ple who re­quire them will be ad­mit­ted to the fes­ti­val for free.

Tick­ets for the fes­ti­val can be pur­chased at Em­pire At­lantic on Her­ald Av­enue and at the door.

CON­TRIB­UTED SOURCE:

Every­one’s favourite master of cer­e­monies, Fat Apollo, will be back for At­lantic-Con in Cor­ner Brook for the eighth year.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Ariel Marsh, comics il­lus­tra­tor with Ink’d Well Comics and En­gen Books, will be a spe­cial guest at At­lanti-Con 8 events in Cor­ner Brook this week­end.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Chase Master­son, who has ap­peared in Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, Doc­tor Who and The Flash, will be at­tend­ing At­lanti-Con 8 events in Cor­ner Brook Sunday.

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