By Cameron Rasmusson
Calling all nerds! Sandemonium, North Idaho’s own family-friendly Comic-Con-style convention for all things geeky, is right around the corner. And a vision of some of the coming fun is taking shape.
A highlight of any fandom convention is the cosplay, or dressing up as a character from a favorite movie, comic, anime or video game. Sandemonium is no different, and participants can look forward to a costume contest complete with judging and prizes.
Do you love pen-and-paper role-playing games like “Dungeons and Dragons,” or maybe you’re just curious? Then give it a try in open gaming sessions, or learn more about it in panels about character building and game running.
This year, several regional authors will be attending. Budding fiction writers: Don’t miss a chance to attend one of their panels and learn from their experience.
For those who want to get the blood flowing, there’s boffering, or melees fought with foam weapons. This will take place in both an open format and a guided game that will require players to sign up.
As always, you can look forward to fun and hilarious events hosted by podcasters and improv artists. And panels this year include make-up demonstrations for effects on the stage and screen, chainmail construction and various fan meet-ups. While you’re at it, be sure to grab some lunch from the food vendors and check out the merchandise at the vending booths.
That’s just a fraction of the fun events planned for the day. And it all takes place Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Forrest M. Bird Charter School. The cost of entry is $2, with only cash accepted.