Preview: Boiler Con – a Purdue experience

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The wait is over – it’s finally time for Purdue’s annual Comic Con hosted by PSUB. If you’d like to go to an international and cultural event, don’t miss out on Boiler Con.

Boiler Con is a comic book convention that revolves around comic, manga and gaming. There will be, for example, video and card game tournaments, cosplay contest and DIY lessons. The event will feature guest speakers from popular anime series like “Fullmetal alchemist” and “Sailor Moon”. One of the topics they will discuss is the LGBTQ themes within “Sailor Moon”.

  • What? Boiler Con. More info and event times here.
  • When? April 9, 2:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Where? Ballrooms, Purdue Memorial Union.
  • Who? Free for everyone.

Organizer Cheyenne Chaplain said anyone will enjoy the event because it has elements from different countries. For example, anime, which is a big part of Boiler Con, was developed in Asia.

“This event showcases international cultures and the huge impact that they have had on American pop culture,” Cheyenne said.

She also thinks the event is a great opportunity to meet new people who have the same interest as them, and to see what other people at Purdue are passionate about.

“If they are afraid to let their “nerdy” side show, this event shows them that it’s OK to let that side out of the closet,” Cheyenne said.

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Last year was the first Boiler Con. This time, PSUB expects 1500 people attending the event. 

 

 

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