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Special guests, games and cosplay at BA~CON 2015

BA~CON 2015, the sixth annual anime and cosplay convention sponsored by Bellingham Public Library, has become so popular that it’s been moved to a bigger venue.

It’s free for all ages from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Syre Student Center at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Road. Advance registration has closed; day-of registration is at 10:30 a.m.

Activities include panel discussions, a game room with Reset Games and a Wii U Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament. There’ also a cosplay pageant, a timed art contest, chances for meet-ups, an Artist Alley, and a dance party.

Guests include Zach Barth of Zachtronics; Gigawatt, a Seattle cosplayer who favors “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys Tagaryen; and Cosmic Ash Studios in Seattle.

Cosplay and costumes are encouraged and should be appropriate for all ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more and a detailed schedule, go to or call 360-778-7323. The event’s Facebook page is BACON - Bellingham Anime Con.