I recently had an opportunity to talk to Adam Pulver, public relations representative for Madison-area convention Geek.Kon. He was able to fill me in on some of the details of this year’s event, which runs from Friday the 26th to Sunday the 28th.
How did Geek.Kon get started?
Geek.Kon was started ten years ago by some University of Wisconsin students. After two free two-day conventions on campus, we moved off-site to a hotel, expanded to three days, and promptly outgrew the space in one year. We've been at the Marriott ever since.
Who are some of this year's guests?
This year's featured guest is Jason Carter, best known as Ranger Marcus Cole on Babylon 5. We also have voice actors Jerry Jewell, Christina Kelly, and Ryan Reynolds, author John Jackson Miller, and a number of great local guests including writers, game designers and other industry professionals.
This year there's a Pokémon Go panel, and a Pokkén Tournament competition. When are those?
The Pokémon Go panel is Saturday at noon, and the Pokkén Tournament event is Sunday at noon.
If someone came in a Pokémon-related costume, is there a meetup for that as well?
Yes, we're dedicating a special room for people to take cosplay photos and have suggested a number of photoshoot times. Pokémon’s shoot is Friday night at 8:00.
Where can people find more information about the convention?