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This year is the 5th anniversary of Roc-Con, Rochester's own comic and pop culture convention. This year's festival will take place Friday, September 11, through Sunday, September 13, at Kodak Theatre on the Ridge (200 West Ridge Road).

The location offers four floors of sci-fi, comic book, gaming, and anime fun, with vendors, authors, artists, cosplay, and more. Among this year's special guests are Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura in the "Star Trek" original cast), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi from "Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Felix Silla (Cousin Itt of the original "Adams Family" and Twiki of "Buck Rogers"), Simon Fisher Becker ("Doctor Who" and "Harry Potter"), Nigel Carrington ("Ant Hill" comics), Dan Parent ("Archie" comics and "My Little Pony"), and Chris Yambar ("The Simpsons").

Adult tickets (ages 12 and older) are $18 for one day ($20 door), $21 for two days ($25 at door), and $25 for three days ($30 at door). Child tickets (ages 6 to 11) are $11 for one day ($15 at door), $14 for two days ($17 at door), and $18 for three days ($20 at door). You can purchase them in advance online at or at one of the listed ticket locations. For schedules and more information, visit


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