Jedis, princesses and superheroes will pack the Florence Filberg Centre as the 2nd Annual CovaCON comes to Courtenay, April 14 and 15. Photos supplied.

CoVaCON returns to Courtenay this weekend

Florence Filberg Centre the place for cosplay, gaming and comic fans April 13-14

The Comox Valley Geek Society presents the 2nd Annual CoVaCON, Saturday and Sunday (April 13-14) at the Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay.

CoVaCON is a local Comicon-style event held over two days where people come together to celebrate many of the things that they love!

Expect to see cosplayers throughout the downtown core as CovaCON returns to the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. Photo supplied

The inaugural event last year saw approximately 500 people through the doors of the Florence Filberg Centre (many of them dressed as their favourite characters from film, gaming, comics, and anime) to enjoy a myriad of activities over the two days of the convention, ranging from a geeky-themed vendor market (which is free for the public to access) as well as a retro gaming area replete with over 30 gaming systems, a board game lending library, video and board game tournaments, a costume contest, guests, panels, workshops, Star Wars yoga, as well as an all-ages dance party in the evening.

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In support of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island, CVGS commits that 10 per cent of all CoVaCON ticket sales will be donated to the local chapter.

Last year’s donation of $800 was placed against the purchase of a KETSO Brainstorming Kit for the Boys and Girls TEN Club and this year, they hope to Increase that number.

The Comox Valley Geek Society is a local not-for-profit group that looks to provide and promote safe and welcoming venues, activities, and events for members of the society and public to engage in gaming, cosplay, and technically creative related activities.

Ticket prices are $20 per day for adults, $15 for students, and free for children 11 and under.

Weekend passes are also available for $30 (adults) and $20 for students.

CVGS members receive discounted rates.

Click here for advance tickets.

For more information, go to https://www.cvgs.ca

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Boys and Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island representative Vivian Vaillant accepts a cheque for $800 from Comox Valley Geek Society president Ryan Powell. Photo supplied

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