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Another Unpredictable Winter is Here, Thankfully ArtCon 2024 in Neosho is on the Horizon

Neosho Art Council holds its largest fundraiser of the year this weekend. The one-day event will help fund the NAC for the remainder of the year. ArtCon is focused on being family friendly. Once you purchase an armband you can come and go to events as much as you want.

We have already experienced a couple of ice and snow storms, and we are surely in the depths of winter in the Four States. It also means it's nearly time for the Neosho Arts Council’s annual ArtCon.

KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

The one-day event now in its sixth-year bill itself has a pop culture convention for everyone. It’s the Neosho Art Council's largest fundraiser of the year as it draws both visitors and guests from throughout the Midwest.

Sarah Serio, Executive Director of NAC says the event casts a wide net, from hardcore comic and anime fans to families with children who are curious and want to learn more.

“We want to make sure everyone has something they can enjoy. New this year of course is our special guest Isaac Singleton who is an actor and voice actor, whom everyone will recognize from his work voicing Spanos in the Marvel animated series and videogames. Or you’ll recognize him as Bosen from Pirates of the Caribbean.”

In addition to Singleton, there are eight additional authors and comic artists appearing at ArtCon and four cosplay groups including Missouri Ghostbusters and Guardians of the Four States. There are also kids and adult cosplay contests.

Admission is five dollars for everyone, parking is free.

ArtCon 2024 at Neosho Middle School takes place on Saturday, February 3.

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Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.