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Dedicated to celebrating the culture of Star Wars, anime, comics and gaming, AthCon is an annual multimedia convention offering everything from vendors, artists, panel discussions, workshops and a formal ball. This year’s special guests include 501st Legion stormtroopers, a handful of actors from “The Walking Dead” and writers Michael Bishop, John Pence, Kaitlin Bevis and Bobby Nash. It’s one of the only local opportunities to find superheroes, Ghostbusters, bellydancers and steampunks all under one roof—aside from Halloween. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character for a cosplay contest and catwalk display. Proceeds will benefit Rose of Athens Theatre and Project Safe, and individual day passes are available for $8–35. For a full schedule, visit