The following is an interview with Chris Oliva, president of Kollision Con, a Chicago-area convention occurring this weekend.
How did Kollision Con get started?
After more than two years of planning, I joined together with a childhood friend so that we could launch Kollision on to the con circuit. Kollision had it's inaugural year in 2010 and by all accounts was a great success. The rest, as they say, is history.
Who are some of this year's guests?
Our guest lineup is nearly bursting at the seams this year. We've got Alan Evans, Blake Packard, Comfort Love & Adam Withers, Gabe Bautista, Krazy Krow, Paul St. Peter, Robert Axelrod, Russell Lissau, Steve Horton, Steven Wallace, Terri Doty, The Adventures of Duane & BrandO, Trevor Mueller, and Uzuhi.
There are tournaments for both the Pokemon video games and trading card game this year. When are they?
The Pokemon 3DS tournament starts at 12 noon on Saturday, while the Pokemon TCG tournament starts at 3pm on Saturday.
There's also a Smash Bros. Wii U competition. When will that be held?
The Super Smash Brothers (Wii U) tournament takes place at 5:30pm on Saturday.
Where can people find more information about the convention?
For more information on the convention you can check out our website at Kollisioncon.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.