TripleCon at college Saturday

HERKIMER — Herkimer County Community College’s Anime Club is hosting TripleCon 2011, a convention featuring anime, video games and comic books Saturdayfrom 11 a.m. ­ 11 p.m. with check-in located in the Robert McLaughlin College Center.

General admission is $5 for the day, free for HCCC students with a valid ID and for children 5 and under. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Convention attendees are welcome and encouraged to wear an anime, gaming or comic related costume to the event. Please bring a photo ID on the day of the event.

Numerous activities will be held throughout the day and evening, with several held simultaneously. These will include academic panel discussions on history, ethics and art; board games; children’s activities: face painting, coloring, crafts; costume fashion and talent show; film viewings; game shows; graphic novel library; music and dance; trading card game tournaments; workshops and more.

Food will be available for purchase.

Guests will include Alyson Court, a popular voice actor, who has played characters including Claire Redfield from the Resident Evil series and Jubilee from X-Men the animated series; as well as Nullsleep, a one-man band featuring Jeremiah Johnson. Nullsleep is an electronic musician whose style is best described as post cyberpunk: a combination of distorted synthpop, electro and industrial, produced with repurposed low-bit electronics.

For more event information go to the Facebook page by searching for "HCCC Anime Club" and click on "notes" on the left; or e-mail anime@herkimer.edu if you have questions.