Comic fans who have not taken the annual pilgrimage to the industry event Comic Con in San Diego can now sample a slice of everything comic/Sci-Fi related in the Metroplex.
This weekend, Jan. 30-31, the Dallas Comic Con, will bring everything to life.
The event sponsored by OfficialPix takes place at the Richardson Civic Center Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Visitors will be able to meet creators of comic books and celebrity guests who have starred in comic-related movies and television programs. Attendees also have the opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions with those in the industry as well as learn about upcoming films.
There is also an art auction featuring all things Dallas Comic Con. The auction will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Industry professionals who are slated to appear at the event include Pat Broderick, artist of Green Lantern and Captain Marvel, James O’Barr, the creator and artist of The Crow, and Harold LeDoux, the artist of the comic strip Judge Parker and Todd Nauck, the artist of the Barack Obama Spider Man story.
Celebrities who are making special appearances include: Charisma Carpenter, who starred as Cordelia in “Buffy” and “Angel”; Daniel Cudmore, who starred as Felix in “Twilight Saga: New Moon” and Colossus in “X-Men 2 and 3.” Both are to appear on Saturday. Sean Patrick Flanery, who appeared in Young Indiana Jones, will appear Sunday.
A celebrity access pass is needed to gain access to the celebrity areas. The cost is $20 and covers admission for both days, and includes entry into the exhibition hall and artist alley.
General admission is $10 per person, each day, cash only and is available at the convention.
The Richardson Civic Center is located at the southwest corner of Arapaho Road and Central Expressway. Parking is free. For information, please visit dallascomiccon.com or follow event details on Myspace at myspace.com/sciflexpo.