MetaCon Star Tribune


MetaCon 2018

Aug. 31
10-12 a.m.
Sept. 1
12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sept. 2
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$30; $40 three-day pass
Art, Expos, Family Events, Festivals

Labor Day weekend isn’t just about grilling hot dogs in a backyard. There’s also MetaCon, a three-day festival filled with geeky delights. While this event focuses on comics and sci-fi, it also offers excursions into cosplay, steampunk, and anime, plus card, video, and tabletop gaming. Talks range from celebrity panels to how-to workshops. Get dating advice, ask that obscure manga question you’ve always wanted the answer to, and find your cartoon voice. Other fun to be had includes the artists’ alley, a Super Smash Bros. tourney, an evening masquerade ball, and late-night room parties. Find the full lineup at