Celebrate Fatalities with Kombat Kon this Weekend in Illinois

By Leif Conti-Groome

November 19, 2016

Once again proving that there’s a convention for everything, the Mortal Kombat themed Kombat Kon is happening this weekend. Hosted by Galloping Ghost Arcade, the fest will take place today and tomorrow in McCook, Illinois.

The ‘Kon’ features tournaments of old school MK and the new stuff: MK, MKII, UMK3, and MKX. There’s vendors, arcade cabinets, and some mysterious ‘MK side events’ for people to eagerly await.

A lengthy list of people involved with the brutal fighter’s history will be there as well to converse with and get autographs from. The full list is below:

  • John Parrish (Jax)
  • Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage Scorpion Subzero Reptile)
  • Phillip Ahn (Shang tsung MKII)
  • Kerri Hoskins (Sonya Blade)
  • Lia Montelango (Sindel)
  • Tony Marquez (Kung Lao)
  • Carlos Pesina (Raiden)
  • Bryan Glynn (Shao Kahn)
  • Rich Divizio (Baraka. Kano. Quan Chi. Kabal)
  • Sal Divita (Nightwolf, Sektor, Cyrax, Smoke)
  • John Turk (Subzero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Noob Saibot, Shang Tsung)
  • John Vogel (Artist)
  • Josh Tsui (Designer and Face of Subzero MkII)
  • John Tobias (Creator MK)

You can get more information and tickets here. So if you live in the area and want to ‘test your might’ or just want to make new ‘friendships’ you should check out Kombat Kon.

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Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.

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