|Venue||Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford Marriott Downtown
|Attendance||15,000+ in 2016|
|Organized by||ConnectiCon, LLC|
ConnectiCon is an annual massively multi-genre convention dedicated to "a celebration of pop culture - everything from anime, to science fiction, comic books and card games." Past guests of honor have included popular North American voice actors for anime and video games such as Carlos Ferro, Vic Mignogna, and Jon St. John; noted science fiction film and television actors such as Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips, Ellen Muth, Glenn Shadix, and Peter Mayhew; and prominent web comic personalities such as Brian Clevinger (8-Bit Theater), Scott Ramsoomair (VG Cats), Tim Buckley (Ctrl+Alt+Del), and Ananth Panagariya and Mohammad "Hawk" Haque (Applegeeks). The convention has been held in the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford since 2005, after having been held at the University of Hartford from its inception in 2003. The convention has grown in size every year since, with over 10,000 attendees as of 2012. Over 13,000 people are expected to attend the 2015 convention, being held from July 9 - 12. Panel guests include George Takei and Nichelle Nichols from Star Trek plus Ryan McPartlin and Sarah Lancaster from Chuck.
The convention includes 24-hour screening rooms of full-length features and episodes of classic and modern science fiction and anime titles and sponsorship by GameStop who provided 100 consoles for tournament and casual video gaming play.
Gaming, from card and board games to miniature and role-playing games, are featured all weekend long. The convention also sports an art show, exhibitor hall, artist alley, and workshops and panels throughout the convention weekend.
Connecticon also features larger events on a theatrical level such the Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Death Match, Dating Game, Battleship, game shows and more. They also share the stage with special guests, RKO Army, Super Art Fight! and special performers such as Rebecca Nurse, Planetoid and Piano Squall.
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