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San Antonio to host second annual PopCon

Anime, gaming and cosplay are just some of the things attendees can watch and take part in this year at San Antonio’s very own PopCon on Feb. 16. Typically, the city hosts ComicCon in October, but now San Antonians won’t have to wait for all the fun.

PopCon is a mini version of Comic Con. The event will feature artists, authors, anime, gaming cosplay and several food trucks. PopCon is scheduled for 9 a.m-4 p.m on Feb. 16, at the Central library downtown, located at 600 Soledad St.

The San Antonio Public Library will sponsor this event and Benjie’s Munch Truck, Bob & Timmy’s on wheels and Lady Picoza are serving the food this year. All food trucks will be parked along the parking garage of the library.

Ben De Los Santos, owner and chef of Benjie’s Much Truck, said it was a good event for them last year and sales were not bad.

“Crispy chicken club has been our biggest seller on the Munch Truck with the chicken on a stick, and the spinach and artichoke grilled cheese right behind,” De Los Santos said.

Several authors attending this year include Shea Serrano, a Mexican-American author, journalist and former teacher, and Raymond A. Villareal, Texas A&M University graduate who published his first book in June 2018.

With any con and any event, to keep things from getting out of hand, there are rules. Costumes may not be rude or obscene, bags will be checked at the entrance, no weapons are allowed and all library rules must be followed.

Last minute things you need to know: Local News 4 anchor Irene Cruz will emcee the event. Admission is free.


About the Author

Monique Gonzalez
Monique Gonzalez is a first-generation senior communications major, minoring in sociology at Texas A&M-San Antonio. She will walk the stage in May 2019. In junior high she was a news anchor for the Sul Ross news before becoming a writer for the Gavel Newspaper at Holmes High School. She enjoys taking pictures and going on adventures in her free time. She interns for El Espejo Magazine doing design and photography. After graduation, she plans on traveling and moving to California to work as a photographer.

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