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Cosplay Invades Auburn!
 
The Schweinfurth has teamed up with Syracuse's Salt City Comic-Con and Cosplay by McCalls to host the Schweinfurth's first ever cosplay event, and Auburn's first ever cosplay contest!
 
Entry to this family friendly event is free for both cosplayers and non-costumed participants.
 
Cash Prizes ($100 each) will be awarded in four categories:
  • Bronze: Kids –Age 12 & under
  • Silver: Teens & Twentysomethings - Ages 13 to 25
  • Gold: Adult - Ages 26 and up
  • Platinum: Team Cosplay  - Any ages: groups of three or more 
 
The event will include make-up demonstrations, cosplay photo stages, super hero selfies (where all fans can take pictures of themselves with cosplayers), a cosplay costume "tune-up" station, and snacks and refreshments.
 
“Cosplay Invades Auburn” is a preview event in anticipation of Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con, Central New York’s largest summer celebration of pop culture.  Salt City Comic-Con will offer a free raffle for all attendees to the Auburn event. The prizes include pairs of two-day tickets to Salt City Comic-Con (four prizes) and pair of VIP tickets to Salt City Comic-Con (one prize).  Raffle prizes will also include free Cosplay by McCalls patterns!
 
One lucky winner will be awarded the special “Convention’s Choice,” a copy of the limited collector’s edition Syracuse Salt City Comic-Con exclusive comic starring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Batman. The cover is illustrated by comic legend Neal Adams, and features a local landmark, the Niagara Mohawk Building, to celebrate this artist’s return to Central New York for the convention.
 
The Auburn event on Saturday, June 10 will include registration from 4-5pm, photo time from 5-6 and the costume awards ceremony will be at 6:30pm. The festivities will end at 7pm. Cosplayers are encouraged to participate in Auburn’s Sizzlin’ Summer events that same evening, which will include live music and food vendors a few blocks from the Schweinfurth in downtown Auburn.
 
About Salt City Comic-Con
Syracuse’s Salt City Comic-Con celebrates Geek Culture in Syracuse, the Finger Lakes and all of Central New York. This growing convention, designed for both hardcore collectors and everyday pop-culture fans, stuffs myriad marvels into two action-packed days this year on June 24th and 25th.  This comic convention is celebrating its fourth year, and moves to the Oncenter’s War Memorial building in downtown Syracuse.  This pop-culture convention focuses on comics, toys, games, cosplay and collectibles.  Pre-sale tickets are available online.  Additional information on schedules, guests, tickets and cosplay can be found at www.SyracuseComicCon.com.