Ratha Con was started by the staff of ARTS/West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts, in Athens, Ohio as a way to highlight the talents of local comic creators, and also as a fun event for those who love pop culture. The first Ratha Con saw just a few artists, vendors, and authors, and a little over 200 people came to the one day convention. Since then, Ratha Con has grown every year. In March of 2018, we became a non-profit organization. For the 9th convention in October of 2020, we're gearing up for the best Ratha Con ever!
IT's THE 8TH ANNUAL ATHENS POP CULTURE CONVENTION
CONVENTION DATES AND TIMES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th
Athens Community Center
701 E. STate STreet, Athens Oh
2020 Admission Price
$10 General Admission
$25 VIP - Includes a Swag Bag, Badge with Lanyard, and free admission to our after-party
$7 Kids (12-17)
Kids under 12 are always free with a paid adult entry.
PARKING and HOTEL INFO
There will be free parking at the Athens Community Center on the event day.
Metered parking is available in uptown Athens for the Nerd Prom event or in the Athens city parking garage at 7 E State st.
Parking is available at Rollerbowl Lanes for the After-party event.
There are several hotels on E State street and around Athens, as well as numerous camping and Air BnB options.