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 metaconvention.com.