The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will be hosting the Fifth Annual Rocket City NerdCon November 3-4 at the Downtown Huntsville Library. We’ve got all the details and recommendations on what’s happening for kids this year. Even better, we’re giving away a family pack of four passes to one lucky Rocket City Mom Reader below!
What is Rocket City NerdCon?
For those who are new to the convention, Rocket City NerdCon is a celebration of all things nerdy. If your fanaticism for pop culture, comic books, movies, tv shows, books, games, collectibles, crafting, cosplay, LARPing, etc. borders on obsessively nerdy, then this is the convention for you. Rocket City NerdCon is an opportunity to meet other people who geek out over similar subjects.
“We are happy to be hosting this convention for the fifth year at the public library,” said Jake Cornelius, Rocket City NerdCon chairperson. “We remain one of the most affordable conventions in the area. One of our goals is to have something for everyone’s interest and fandom.”
When/Where is Rocket City NerdCon this year? How much are tickets?
Rocket City NerdCon is the first weekend in November, Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th at the Downtown Huntsville Library. The hours are 9am to 9pm on Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the doors and are good for both days of the convention. Children 10 and under are free with ticketed adults! You can get tickets in advance HERE.
Where can I find a schedule of events?
There’s a great selection of panels this year and HMCPL will be releasing the event schedule on their website, www.rocketcitynerdcon.org and on their Facebook page.
What guests/speakers will be attending this year?
This year, special guests will be Isaac Marion, New York Times bestselling author of the novel-turned movie, Warm Bodies and Kenneth Spivey, a sought-after industry “lost arts craftsman.”
There’s a great mix of returning favorites and new faces this year! Some of the vendors include Sweet Geek, Cotton Candy Llamas, Float, and The DeeP.
Best Parts of NerdCon for Kids
Saturday at 9:30 AM – Disney Singalong 2018 Part I: Sing along with your favorite Disney and Pixar songs, and after the initial sixty minute set, stick around for songs by request!
Saturday at 10:30 AM – Cosplay 101: Cosplay made easy! Where to start when the start seems so far away.
Saturday at 2:30 PM- Cosplay Contest: Show off your costumes and battle it out for some cool prizes!
Saturday at 5:30 PM- Quidditch in the Rocket City: Have you ever wanted to be like Harry Potter and play quidditch? Come find out if quidditch is right for you! Come meet Rocket City Quidditch Club and give it a try!
Sunday at 9:30 AM: Disney Singalong 2018 part II – 60 more minutes of Disney’s best songs (with additional songs by request afterwards).
Rocket City NerdCon Details At-a-Glance
Date: November 3-4, 2018
Hours: Saturday from 9:00AM – 9:00PM | Sunday from 9AM – 5PM
Location: Huntsville Public Library, 915 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door for both days (Kids 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult), Kids Camp on Saturday $5 supply fee per child
Buy tickets online
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The NerdCon Giveaway
One lucky RCM Reader will win a family 4-pack of passes to this year’s NerdCon! All you need to do to enter is follow directions in the Rafflecopter box below. We’ll draw a winner on Thursday, Nov. 1st! #MayTheForceBeWithYou
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