Con Nooga, Chattanooga’s largest multi-fandom convention, returns to the Chattanooga Convention Center and the Chattanoogan Hotel Feb. 22-24.
For the past 11 years Con Nooga has been bringing locals hundreds of hours of programming including anime, artists, authors, console gaming, horror, fantasy, comics, and more. Con Nooga opens at noon on Friday, Feb. 22, and continues through 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with over 160,000 square feet of fandom fun.
Returning this year is the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. The simulator will launch missions every 45 minutes with crews of six to eight players. Also returning is Robot Photo Booth which will provide convention attendees with free photo booth photos on Saturday from open to close. As with every year, Con Nooga will also have the heavily attended costume contest on Saturday evening and their brainchild, Sabor Idol, Friday night.
New this year is voice actor Paul St. Peter. Mr. St. Peter works on English-language productions of Japanese anime shows as well as video games. His list of credits include Kingdom Hearts (Xemnas) Naruto (Nine Tail Fox), One Punch Man (Beast King) and Digimon (Wormmon, Leomon) among others. Also voice actors for English-language versions of Japanese anime, Wendy Powell and Cynthia Cranz will have appearances. Lastly is Trinidad born cosplayer and freelance artist and model, Kay Bear Cosplay. Kay has cosplayed characters such as Nidalee from League of Legends and her favorite, Demon Hunter.
Admission badges may be purchased at the door. Prices are cash only and are $60 for a three-day pass; $30 Friday only pass; $40 Saturday only pass; and $15 Sunday only pass. For more information visit www.connooga.com.