‘Stockton-Con’ Moved to Stockton Arena, Announced for August 4

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The scene from 2012’s Stockton-Con. (Courtesy: Stockton-Con)

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After a successful inaugural event in 2012, Stockton-Con has been moved to a bigger venue for this year’s gathering.

2013’s event will be held August 4 at the Stockton Arena. Information on tickets can be found here.

Stockton-Con director Mike Millerick said Monday that 2012’s convention, held at the Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus, drew more than 4,200 comic and pop culture buffs.

Among this year’s special guests is actor Richard Hatch, who played Apollo in the original “Battlestar Galactica” TV series and Tom Zarek in 2004’s reboot. Morrie Turner, creator of the nationally-syndicated “Wee Pals” comic strip, will also be on hand.

Stockton itself is part of comic book history, after Marvel publisher Stan Lee declared the city as the birthplace of the Fantastic Four in 1986. Stockton was featured in Fantastic Four #269.

Like last year, organizers of Stockton-Con say ticket sales – as well as vendor registration and auction items, will go toward benefiting St. Mary’s Dining Hall and the United Way.

For more information on Stockton-Con, visit their website here.

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