Comic conventions take place all over the world for pop culture enthusiasts and entertainment lovers of all kinds. Once the domain of hardcore comic fans, today’s comic conventions are a sure delight for anyone who has watched a television, browsed the Internet, taken in a movie, or looked at a magazine during the course of the last 50 years.
Modeled after the original Comic-Con International that’s held each year in San Diego, California, Niagara Falls’ annual Comic Con is once again about to get underway. Held the first weekend in June, this year’s event boasts big names, lots of exhibitors, and plenty of fun. If you’re looking for a reason to vacation in Niagara Falls June 5 to 7, look no further than what’s happening at Comic Con.
Attractions and Events
What if the talking car you dreamt of riding in and communicating with as a child were to one day show up at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre? What about the Batcycle from the original “Batman and Robin” TV series? What if you could spend an afternoon in a 1980s arcade? This year’s Comic Con hosts so many nostalgic heroes and relics of the pop culture past, you’ll never want it to end. Top attractions include:
- The Falls Horror Fest
- K.I.T.T. from “Knight Rider”
- The Original 1966 Batcopter
- The General Lee from “The Dukes of Hazzard”
- A 1966 Batcycle
- Sci-Fi Speed Dating
- And more!
Gaming is another popular aspect of comic conventions with large-scale games taking place all weekend. Spend all day or even all weekend playing any number of popular games in the Table Top Gaming Room, but the real gaming highlights for this year include:
- Magic: The Gathering
- Cardfight! Vanguard
Another primary feature of a comic convention is the large number of high-profile guests and celebrities who make appearances, go on panels, talk with fans, and sign autographs. Over the years, mainstays of sci-fi television shows, popular comic book illustrators and writers, and even film actors and directors have made it a point to attend a convention or two, and the Niagara Falls Comic Con is no exception. Here are just some of the great guests slated to appear at this year’s event:
- Billy Dee Williams
- David Hasselhoff
- Linda Blair from “The Exorcist”
- Jason Priestly
- Sean Astin from “The Goonies” and “Lord of the Rings”
- Catherine Bach who played Daisy Duke in “The Dukes of Hazzard”
- Alfonso Ribeiro from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
- And more!
The fun doesn’t just stop and start with the attractions, games, and guests either. Hundreds of exhibitors participate in Comic Con every year to draw attention to their business, publishing house, organization, art, comic book collections, and more. Participants and attendees often dress up as their favorite characters, which means people watching at Comic Con is always exceptional.
If you’ve always wanted to mingle with your favorite TV, movie, and comic book characters, there’s no better place to do it than at 2015’s Niagara Falls Comic Con.