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Lodi, Calif. – The Grape City Con, returns to the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The one-day pop culture convention will run from 10am-4pm. The first Grape City Con, held this past February exceeded expectations with over 2,500 fans turning out for the event.

Ticket prices for the one-day event are $7 at the door and $5 in advance at select locations and online at http://grapecitycon.com/tickets

The event will again feature over 100 exhibitors and artists, with more than 40,000 square feet of exhibitors, artists, panels and gaming. The Chase Chevrolet Costume Contest will take place in Jackson Hall at 4pm. A portion of the proceeds from the Grape City Con will benefit the Salvati...on Army Lodi and United Way of San Joaquin. Pro Wrestling Bushido will again hold an afternoon wrestling show just outside the main halls.

Several celebrities will highlight this year’s guest list, including stars from the Walking Dead television series Vincent M. Ward (Oscar) and Lew Temple (Axl) will be at the Grape City Con. Former WWE Superstar Chavo Guerrero, who just filmed a role on Grimm and is a top star with Lucha Underground will be making his first Northern California appearance in many years. Legends of the Dark Knight writer and artist Dan Brereton will highlight Artist Alley.

The mission of StocktonCon, the Grape City Con and the Central Valley Con is to raise awareness of outstanding artists in the San Joaquin Valley area – and to give attendees the chance to experience Popular Culture (Comics, Card Games, Video Games, Cards, Anime, Manga, Science Fiction, Toys, Television and Movies). It is also Grape City Con’s intention to raise awareness and funds in conjunction with United Way of San Joaquin County and the Salvation Army of Lodi.

You can follow the Grape City Con on Twitter by using the @grapecitycon username and on instagram by following the @stocktoncon account.

Organizers can be contacted at GrapeCityCon@yahoo.com
Special Thanks to Sean Miller and Travis Compton for the terrific poster! Anchor Comics