Con Nooga Expands Exponentially

Kimberly Richardson

Kimberly Richardson

Con Nooga is Chattanooga’s first and only Multi-Fandom (Multiple Genre) Convention covering everything from Celebrities, Artists, Authors, Film Makers, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Anime, Comics, Paranormal, Haunting, Costuming, Concerts, Shows, Contests, Gaming, Console Gaming, Seminars, Workshops, Families, and Fun with premiere events like the Star Wars VS Star Trek Debate and the Costume Contest / Masquerade.

Con Nooga began almost a decade ago in the Chattanooga Choo Choo, and has grown by leaps and bounds, now requiring two venues. This year Con Nooga will invade the entire Chattanooga Choo Choo complex and 46,000 square feet of space within the Chattanooga Convention Center from 1:00 pm Friday, February 21 through 3:30 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014.

Major activities in the Exhibitor Hall and over 100 Special Guests, dealers and fan groups make Con Nooga complete. Attendees can now enjoy 3 Days of Programming, Seminars, Workshops, Concerts, Acts, and Fun based upon numerous genres and fandom encompassing both the Chattanooga Choo Choo and the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Dedicated convention shuttles will run every 15 minutes from each location and the city’s Free Shuttle will also be available. Or you can take a leisurely 8 block walk between the Choo Choo and the Convention Center.

TV and Film guests include Chandler Riggs, Lacey Chantal, Gareth David Lloyd, the 1966 Batmobile, Matt Silva, Savanna Wehunt, Tony Gowell, Alex Wayne, Mad Ones Films, Adrenaline Productions, Christine Parker, Bill Mulligan, Lily Nelson, Amber Teachey, Rebecca Larken, Tom Gore, Manning Kimmel, Michael D. Goodwin, Roni Jonah, Jason Crowe, and Joe Heath / Minty Pineapple Entertainments.

This year’s artist guests include Tim Smith, The Chalk Twins (Devon and Lexi), Mark Helwig, Dick Starr, Sam Flegal, Michael and Paul Bielaczyc, Ryoko, Tom Zahler, Jeffrey Scott ~ 1019, Gusto Art, and Sarah Smith. Literary author guests include Jim Butcher, The Lady Soliloque, Cheri Priest, Ed Crandell, Stavros, K.S. Daniels, Allan Gilbreath, M.B. Weston, Dan Jolley, D. Alan Lewis, D.A. Adams, Michael D. Ambrosio, James R. Tuck, Sean Taylor, Bobby Nash, Stephen Zimmer, Kim Richardson, Jeff Hewitt, John G. Hartness, Dave Harlequin, Shane Trotter, Alan Kemp, Joe Dickerson, David B. Coe, and Andrea Judy.

Radio Cult, SkyTown Riot, Graveyard Boulevard, HAZMAT, Succubus Sorority, Moon Hoar, FTW Burlesque, Misbehavin’ Maidens, Deb Au Nare, and the Chique Geek Drag Show will entertain. Costuming / Cosplay guests include Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen and ALEXIS — Shattered Stitch Cosplay. Contests include AMV, Big Wheels, Costume, CN Saber Idol, Ms BioGamer Girl, Fantasy Derby, Make Up Battles, Risque Cosplay, Short Manga/Anime Art, Texas Hold ‘Em, and Steam Punk.

A standard $60 registration is good for all 3 days; $20 for kids aged 6-13 (must be accompanied by paying adult); Kids Under 6 Free. A special $100 Family Pass is good for 2 Adults and 2 Kids for 3 Day Passes. Convention Center Only entry Friday from Noon – 6pm for $20 per person; Saturday from 10am – 5pm for $30 per person; or Sunday from 10am – 1pm for $15 per person.