Sean Astin, photo courtesy of FantasyCon

Take a break from reality and block out July 3–5 for FantasyCon at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

This inaugural convention is the first of its kind, bringing all things fantasy to life, because who hasn’t wanted to meet their favorite hobbit in reality? Admit it, you’re still waiting for your acceptance letter to Hogwarts, we won’t judge.

Expect to see world-renowned authors, actors, artists, along with live action theater and cosplay contests. Confirmed celebrity attendees so far include Sean Astin and over half the dwarf cast from The Hobbit. Plus, the doctor is in so keep your eyes out for Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who).

Anyone with an avid imagination can attend, so whether you’re 7 or 70, take some time to believe in all things fantasy.

Click here for tickets. You can also follow FantasyCon’s Facebook page for the latest updates on attendees and contest information.