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Nerd Con Round-up: 6 Summer Conventions You Can't Miss 

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From early June through late September, we have a buffet of nerdy events happening in San Antonio. Whether you're into science fiction, anime, comics, or monsters, there's something for everybody. On a budget? No problem. Some of these events are absolutely free. Of course, if you have money burning a whole in your pocket, a couple of these cons can cost a pretty penny.

Scifest 2014, June 14-15, Free

Wonderland of the Americas Mall

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Kick off summer right with Scifest 2014, a convention where geeks, dorks and nerds of Central Texas can unite as one. The event will feature special guests Joe Lazano and Billy Blair from the movie Machete. Oswaldo Fernandez from GI Joe: Retaliation will make an appearance as well. There will be artists, vendors, cosplay and more for the whole family to enjoy.

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Mini-Mini Con, June 14 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Free

Wonderland of the Americas Mall

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San Japan and Nine Tails join forces to host Mini-Mini-Con, an event completely dedicated to anime and Japanese culture. At this event, there will be karaoke, live music, and video games aplenty. Otaku Café will bring their collection of video games and anime figures. Artists, including Rob Perez and Jeremy Jarmillo, will be attending as well. Cosplay is most definitely welcome.

San Japan 7, July 18-20, $50

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

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San Japan hosts San Antonio's premier Japanese pop culture event of the summer. Special guests include anime voice actor Lauren Landa from Attack On Titan, YouTube star Mr. CreepyPasta, and comedian Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer. Activities include panels, game tournaments, a Lolita fashion tea party, and a masquerade ball.

Wizard World San Antonio, August 1-3, $75

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

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Wizard World Comic Con makes its debut this summer with big names in TV and comics. Special guests include Norman Reedus (Walking Dead), John Cena (WWE),  John Barrowman (Arrow), and William Shatner (Star Trek). Notable comic artists include Neal Adams, and Michael Golden. Wizard World is a veteran in the con scene hosting 17 different comic cons nationwide.

MonsterCon 2014, September 6-7, Free

Wonderland of the Americas Mall

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Creepy Classics hosts MonsterCon, San Antonio’s only horror convention. Attending guests include cosplayer Elektra Knight, actors Parrish Randall and Billy Blair. Rub elbows with local artists and writers. There will be a Zombie Beauty pageant, a Zombie shooting contest, and Lil Ghoulie play area. Free. Sept 6-7 at Wonderland Mall of the America's4522 Fredricksburg Rd.

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Alamo City Comic Con is the premier comic and gaming convention in San Antonio. Special guests include Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and cast members from the Walking Dead. Celebrities Ernie Hudson, Jamie Kennedy, Kevin Smith’s The Comic Book Men, and a slew of actors who graced the screen during the 1980’s. Plenty of comic artists, including Franchesco and Mike S Miller, will be in attendance as well. $75. September 26 – 28 at Henry B Gonzalez Center.


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