When Vaca-Con, Vacaville’s first foray into pop culture conventions, had its inaugural event at Ulatis Cultural Center last year, organizers knew it would have a following. They just did not anticipate how much.
“Last year actually exceeded our expectations,” Elizabeth Crisante, recreation supervisor with the Parks and Recreation department, said. “We had close to 2,000 people attend, and we were just hoping for maybe a thousand.”
All that day, the halls of Ulatis were filled with people dressed as familiar characters — ranging from superheroes to supervillains to cartoon characters to video game icons — who visited different booths, played the roleplaying game Cyberpunk 2020 in the Cultural Center Library and even got to play around with lightsabers.
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