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HubCon Blue Mountains Pop Culture Expo is on form 12-14 July. Image supplied.


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The first ever HubCon Blue Mountains Pop Culture Expo will run from Friday 12th July - Sunday 14th July 2019.

Held at the Blue Mountains Community and Theatre Hub in Springwood; this exciting addition to the gaming and comic community will surely be a hit amongst families and self-confessed geeks of all ages.

Whilst it's classed as a mini-convention, there'll be plenty of events including panel discussions, workshops, artists alley, and authors like A.A. Warne and Jennifer Rowe (Emily Rodda series) and a huge gaming section. Cosplay is of course encouraged.

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Find lots of gaming stuff at HubCon. Image courtesy of Kelly Sikkema from Unsplash.


Workshops include:
Introduction to Cosplay
3D Printing - The Future of Cosplay
Fantasy and Sci-Fri Writing: Where to Start
The Art of Sci-Fi Filmmaking
Miniature Painting Basics
Star Wars X-Wing - Gaming for Beginners
Kids Comic Book Masterclass
How to Create and Publish Your Own Comic
How to Create a Boardgame

Having attended several other pop culture expos, the workshops are always a highlight and it's fun to learn something new about creative industries that previously may have seemed mystical or too hard to break into.

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There'll be plenty of comics at HubCon. Image by Jade Jackson.


From the line-up of workshops at HubCon, it sounds like you can walk away with the knowledge to write a sci-fi graphic novel, self-publish it, then make a sci-fi movie out of the concept, and finish it off with a board game. Do you have the next big idea?

You'll find the usual pop culture expo stuff like market stalls featuring handmade and collectable goodies (clothing, jewellery, accessories etc) from all your favourite shows, movies and of course comics. There is also an author and artist alley where you can buy books or artwork signed from the author, plus movie screenings (additional cost), Rubik's Cube competition, Harry Potter trivia quiz and so much more.

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There'll be collectibles galore from all your favourite hero's, movies and nostalgic pieces as well. Image by Jade Jackson.


Check the provisional event schedules:
Please note these are subject to change. For the latest updates, check the HubCon website.

Special Events including film screenings of Howl's Moving Castle and Back To The Future, wrestling, and the trivia party attract additional fees ranging from $7-$25. For further details check the special events page

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Expect to find handmade collectibles at HubCon. Image by Jade Jackson.


Earlybird Ticket prices (until 12th June 2019) are
20/$12/$50 — Adult/Youth Under 15/Family Pass (2A 2Y) for a one day pass
$35/$20/$95 —Adult/Youth Under 15/Family (2A 2Y) for a weekend pass.


Standard ticket prices apply from 13th June and are
$25/$15/$65 —Adult/Youth Under 15/Family Pass (2A 2Y) for a one day pass
$45/$25/$120–Adult/Youth Under 15/Family Pass (2A 2Y) for a weekend pass.

A $3.30 booking fee also applies per transaction. Day passes are valid either Saturday or Sunday.
Tickets can be booked online, purchased from the box office at Blue Mountains Community Hub (106 Macquarie Rd Springwood) or by telephone on 02 4723 5050.

The main markets and workshops are open from 9:30am until 5:30pm with some film and special events running late into the night.

The is limited free parking behind the Blue Mountains Community and Theatre Hub. Other free on-street parking can be found in the backstreets of Springwood. It's a short (10-15 minute walk) from Springwood railway station to the community hub. There's multiple ATMs on Macquarie Rd Springwood and plenty of dining options along here as well.

As the first Pop Culture Expo in the Blue Mountains, be sure to show your support, so it can continue, and only get bigger in years to come.

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Cosplay is encouraged at HubCon. Image courtesy of Adam Muise from Unsplash.
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Why? First Blue Mountains POP Culture and Gaming Expo
When: Friday 12th July until Sunday 14th July 2019
Phone: 02 4723 5050
Where: Blue Mountains Community and Theatre Hub, 106 Macquarie Road Springwood NSW 2777
Cost: There’s a plethora of ticket options. Best to buy in advance for earlybird prices, check https://www.hubcon.com.au/ticketing for full details. Single day pass prices start from $20 adult $12 youth U15 and $50 family (2A,2Y).
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