By Luis Monteagudo Jr.
InterGalacticCon is a two-day event that kicks off Friday at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley.
The event is the creation of Steve “Captain” Kirk, a former executive with Playstation who also helped build the DEF Con hacker conference.
Kirk said he wanted to create a convention made by fans for fans.
“We’ll never replace the big cons, nor do we want to,” said Kirk, in a blog about InterGalactiCon. “We just want to create a new forum to free our fandom.”
InterGalactiCon features an artist and exhibitors lounge, a Game Room for both video and table-top gamers, a Costume Repair Room for cosplayers and lightsaber training and demos.
Although lacking the A-list movie and television stars that annually make a pilgrimage to Comic-Con, InterGalactiCon will offer panels featuring actors, independent filmmakers, video game creators and the designer of many of the original Star Wars ships and vehicles.
InterGalactiCon offers a variety of tickets ranging from $10 to $90. For more information, visit www.intergalacticonsd.com.
Luis Monteagudo Jr. is a freelance writer and pop culture enthusiast who has attended Comic-Con for more than 20 years. He has written for The San Diego Union-Tribune, USA Today and numerous other publications.
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