The Mohawk Valley Community College Anime Club is looking for panelists, vendors, and artists for the Taka-Con, a convention for fans of anime, comics, gaming, and all things “nerdy,” on Saturday, April 13, in the Alumni College Center Commons at the College’s Utica Campus.

The event will feature panels, workshops, games, cosplay, vendors, and more. Organizers are looking for panelists to present one-hour workshops on related topics. The workshops should be interesting, interactive, and able to be done in a classroom setting. They also are seeking gamemasters to run various types of games that may last from two to four hours, including board games or role-playing games. Gamemasters should be prepared to bring their own materials, aiming to include four to eight participants.

Vendors and artists are also needed to display and sell their materials. For $30, vendors get a six-foot table for the day.

For full consideration and to be included in the original printed programs, please apply by March 22 at For more information, contact club advisor Assistant Professor Melissa Barlett at or 315-792-5471.