Stones River Mall and Hot Topic invite fans of all ages to Anime & Cosplay Party, Vol. 3, held from Noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, in Center Court.
"This has been such a fun event for the past two years, and we're excited to offer it in conjunction with Hot Topic again this year," said Melinda Noblitt, Marketing & Events Manager for Stones River Mall. "Anime and cosplay fans can enjoy a variety of activities, including a cosplay contest, gaming room, and panel discussions - all of which are made possible with the help of several key retailers."
Shoppers are encouraged to wear their favorite Cosplay costumes, which will be judged during a Cosplay Contest with prizes will be awarded in both children and adult categories. First place winners in both categories will receive 2 VIP tickets to Heroes & Villains Fest - Nashville, held at Music City Center in July.
Test your Mario Bros. gaming skills during Super Smash Bros. tournaments on Wii U or enjoy free, open play of Dragonball Z Xenoverse on PS4 in the Gaming Room, presented by GameStop and Electronic Express.
Attendees can also enjoy Panel Discussions during this second annual event. This year's topics include: All Things Pokémon, Special Effects Make-Up Tips, and The Pop Culture of Funko Pop! Plus, shoppers can enter to win gift cards to Hot Topic, Electronic Express, GameStop, and Books-A-Million, among other giveaways.
Stones River Mall provides a variety of events to shoppers and their families throughout the year. Events are free, and no registration is required. Stones River Mall requires that all children be supervised by an adult during these events.