A fantasy event promises a good time for thousands on Oct. 6-8 at Mayo Civic Center.

Nerdin Out Con is now in its fifth year, and last year drew 3,000 attendees. Nerdin Out Con promoter Brad Vigesaa said he’s hoping for a larger turnout than that this year.

The cost is $5 to $125 depending on the ticket, and a family of four could attend all day for $40.

“We call it a pop culture expo,” Vigesaa said. “We have everything. We’ll have over 70 vendors who will be selling art and crafts including comics and toys. There will be cosplayers there, stars from movies and TV, and movie-accurate vehicles. We’ll have a cosplay costume contest. There’s so much to do over the course of the weekend.”

The kids’ cosplay contest promises a $100 cash prize, and the adult one has a $300 cash prize.

He recommends attending the event “even if it’s not something you’re into,” he said. “I guarantee you’ll find something you want to take home and purchase. It’s fun for anyone from age 3 to age 80. It’s really a blast. Cosplay professionals dress up and meet fans.”

For more information about the event, go online to or find them at Facebook/nerdinoutcon.

“I would love to see the city’s support as we’re trying to bring something fun and keep something fun for the city of Rochester,” Vigesaa said. “A family of four could go for $40.”