Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Horror And Superhero Characters To Invade Chattanooga In March

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Con Nooga, Chattanooga's first and only multi-fandom (multiple genre) convention is announcing the first annual parade where one can see multiple genres, amazing costumes, and other various floats and vehicles traveling the streets of downtown Chattanooga. 

Beginning Saturday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m., the parade will exit the Choo Choo Historical Hotel, travel down Market Street to 13th Street, and finish at Fort Street at the Convention Center. The parade will kick off the second day of festivities happening at both the Choo Choo Historical Hotel and the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Con Nooga brings together fans of every fandom including celebrities, artists, authors, film makers, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, comics, paranormal, haunting, costuming, concerts, shows, contests, RPG, and console gaming. They will take part in three days of activities not limited to a wide selection of seminars, panel discussions, games, contests, dances, parties, concerts, and shopping in the 40,000-square-foot exhibitor hall.

Information for this event can be found at http://www.connooga.com, and http://www.facebook.com/con.nooga.

All questions should be sent to info@connooga.com.


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