Kombat Kon is returning for a second big year later this month - September 23rd! The premier kombat konvention is presented by Galloping Ghost Arcade and promises a kavalcade of klassic kombat guests, signings, kosplay, and fan experiences!

Kombat Kon 2017 will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Mortal Kombat with Elizabeth Malecki joining the guest line-up for the first time!

The original Sonya Blade will join a returning who's who of the arcade trilogy, including live appearances by: Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero), Carlos Pesina (Raiden), Rich Divizio (Kano, Baraka), Philip Ahn (Shang Tsung), Tony Marquez (Kung Lao), John Parrish (Jax), Kerri Hoskins (Sonya Blade), Sal Divita (Nightwolf, Cyrax), John Turk (Sub-Zero), Lia Montelongo (Sindel), Bryan Glynn (Shao Kahn) and more!

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Kombat Kon will also be your chance to meet original trilogy artist and NetherRealm Studios developer John Vogel, as well as Josh Tsui -- designer turned documentarian in the upcoming Midway Games retrospective Insert Coin!

How can you journey to the ultimate MK gathering? Jump the next Nethership to Illinois for the fourth Saturday in September! Event details and booking information can be found at KombatKon.com!

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