POP CULTURE: Capricon will be held this weekend from 11am to 4pm.
POP CULTURE: Capricon will be held this weekend from 11am to 4pm. Contributed.

Rocky pop culture fans rejoice

FLOOD WATERS haven't dampened the spirits of cosplayers, anime, steampunk and pop-culture enthusiasts at this year's Capricon - Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention.

Organisers yesterday told The Morning Bulletin the event would still be going ahead, despite the peaking flood waters.

Held at Rockhampton Regional Library, Capricon - Steampunk and Pop Culture Convention will be held Saturday, April 8 from 11am to 4pm at the Rockhampton Regional Library.

Crowds are encouraged to dress up for this family fun day, which will include a variety of stall holders from local businesses the community groups in the region.

Fans will be able to take a seat upon the Game of Thrones 'Iron Throne' photo station as well as meet guest panellist Good Game and Spawn Point host, actor and writer Steven 'Bajo' O'Donnell.

Mostly known for gracing the weekly ABC Video game review shows Good Game (2007 - 2016) and children's version Spawn Point $2010 - ongoing), Bajo has grown to become one of the most well-known video game critics and speakers in Australia.

Panel discussions will be held throughout the day with topics including the art of cosplay - starting out, anime drawing, an introduction to costuming for charity, and introduction to Australian Steampunk Authors and Women and girls in gaming and pop culture.

Competitions will be held at the event including best dressed family (two or more members). Points will be allocated on cleverness and cuteness with prize packs valued at $100 each including tickets to Wicked. A Best Costume category will also be on offer and open to anyone 12 years and over. More points will be allocated based on creativity and if the costume handmade elements included.The prize includes two weekend passes to Supanova in Brisbane (November), $700 cash and The Hunger Games Trilogy audiobooks.



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