The seemingly unstoppable rise of pop culture appreciation has spread to the Blue Mountains with HubCon, the area's first pop-culture festival to take place at the Hub in Springwood over three days in the July school holidays.
A pop culture mini-convention, HubCon will bring together fans, creators, vendors and curious spectators in celebration of all things "nerdy". HubCon will showcase a wide range of activities and events for all ages including: cosplay; table-top gaming; special guests; film screenings; speaker panels and workshops; a collectors' market; comics; video gaming; kids' zone; wrestling; and more.
Vintage game enthusiast, former Sega Master and pop art collector, Tim Smith, is the driving force behind HubCon. He also happens to be manager of the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub.
"While we always strive to deliver a diverse program of events at the Hub, I saw an opportunity to cater to a completely new audience who have not yet engaged with your venue, especially youth," he said.
"In pulling together this event, we were delighted to uncover an incredible depth of creative talent based right here in the Blue Mountains region - from film-makers through to artists, authors and book creators.
"This is an exciting, all-ages community event that not only offers a new experience for local residents, but one which we anticipate will attract visitors, exhibitors, creators and players from across Sydney's regions."
In addition to the two full days of main program activities, a range of 'special HubCon events' and HubCon after-dark events will see the festivities continue into the evenings.
Program details and tickets are available at: www.hubcon.com.au.