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Here There Be Monsters Con: Film Festival, Magic Tournament, and SO MUCH MORE

It's here, slithering out of its dank den and rising back up with a vengeance: Here There Be Monsters Con! This year we are bringing you our new event, Kai-Drew #1 Fight Time featuring artists Nick Pitarra (Red Wing, Manhattan Projects) and Matt Frank (Godzilla); a Sideshow Freak-Out Extravaganza; a dystopian master session with R.D. Lanier, where you will get to see YOUR story turned into a web comic; a delicious Bug Fest where you will learn how to turn backyard pests into delicious party hor d'ourves; a session of Testify, Austin's own tell-all story group; and our new From Out of the Dark horror film fest will be presenting the semi-finalists and finalists from this year. Apart from our regular programming, there will be a Magic: The Gathering tournament, with prizes from Outlaw Moon; game demos such as Golem Arcana (SOOOO COOL!!!), dozens of game, toy, comic, and craft vendors, plus food and a full bar. So come early, and stay for the day! 

Adult tickets are only $15, and if you buy online, you get an added bonus. Bring your student i.d., and it's only $10 at the door. Kids 5-12 are only $5 at the door, or if you show up between 11:00 and 12:00, they get in free! 5 and under get in free all day. Check out our website for more details about the programming: or .

And if you're like us, you have a LOT of games. If you need to make some room or get a little money for that new game, grab a spot in our Troll Market. These are outdoor booths located under the Shoal Crossings giant shady oak trees priced at only $25 so that gamers and collectors like you can get in on the action. Speaking of, if any of you are game designers, comic artists, authors, alchemists, black hole managing teams, etc. and you want to demo or rent a booth, feel free to email us at [masked] . We'd love to hear from you!

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  • Colleen

    Well planned and put together - small but I predict it will grow- fun time

    1 · September 15, 2014

  • Monica

    Organizers and helpers are all awesome and I love the variety of programing! The films selected were my favorite thing this year. :)

    1 · September 14, 2014

  • Zane M.

    Zane Messina
    Don't forget, HTBM Con is tomorrow! I know, now you're not going to be able to sleep. Remember, kids under 13 get in for free before noon, and if you show us a student i.d. or current student loan statement, you get $5 off admission. Playing in the Magic tournament? Remember, it is standard constructed format, and you should show up before 11:50 to register. Come on out, it's gonna be fun!!!!

    September 13, 2014

  • Doug A.

    bummer -- I will be out of town for this .

    September 8, 2014

  • Zane M.

    Those of you coming for the costume contest, make sure you are there before 2:00! Cash and prizes await the victor. So c'mon people, get to sewing. And don't forget, stop in to Lucy in Disguise any time before the show, mention us, and they'll give you a 10% discount.

    September 2, 2014

  • Zane M.

    Also, we are revising our student discount policy. If you show a current student loan bill, you too will receive student prices. See Guv'ment, how hard is this?

    August 31, 2014

  • Zane M.

    Planning on entering our costume contest? A holiday weekend is the perfect time to get some sewing done. And what's a holiday without presents? So here's one for ya! Go to Lucy in Disguise between now and Sept. 14, whisper clandestinely to the sales clerk before you check out "I'd like the Here There Be Monsters Con discount, please", and they'll give you 10% off of your purchase. Happy laboring!

    August 31, 2014

  • Zane M.

    Magic: The Gathering players, listen up! The tournament at HTBM Con will be standard constructed. Final prizes will be based on the number of participants, but at the minimum they will be:

    1st Place: $50 Outlaw Moon Games gift card
    2nd Place: $25 Outlaw Moon Games gift card
    3rd Place: $15 Outlaw Moon Games gift card

    For each player that enters, we will add more to the final payouts. There is no entry fee other than your festival admission. Again, don't forget to get your tickets in advance at Registration starts at 11:00 am sharp, and ends at 11:50. So start shinin' up those deck sleeves and doin' some finger stretches. Let's get it on!

    August 30, 2014

  • Zane M.

    Since the U.S. Congress seems powerless to help solve the student debt crisis, we are just going to stomp it under the scaly feet of Here There Be Monsters Con! Bring a valid student i.d., show it to us at the door, and we'll let you in for just $10. Overpriced secondary education system? Meet atomic fire breath!

    August 15, 2014

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