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Niagara Falls (Canada) Comic Con less than a month away

by jmaloni

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Wed, May 13th 2015 12:30 pm
For the fifth year in a row, Niagara Falls Comic Con is set to invade the "Honeymoon Capital" during the first weekend of June. It will once again feature a star-studded lineup, cosplayers, memorabilia, movie screenings, workshops, comic books and more.
 
The event, presented by Niagara College Canada, takes place June 5-7 at Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.nfcomiccon.com or at the door on the days of the show.
 
"Our main goal each year is to listen to our fans and improve on the previous year," said Chris Dabrowski, show manager for Niagara Falls Comic Con. "We've expanded again and have booked out the whole Scotiabank Convention Centre, including a 1,000-seat theater, which we will utilize for Q&A sessions, workshops and more."
 
In all, Niagara Falls Comic Con will feature more than 200,000-square-feet of anything and everything pop-culture and geek-related. New this year is an "'80s Arcade Zone" that will include more than 30 retro coin-op standup arcade games. Movie cars booked include the Bat Copter from the 1966 "Batman" TV Series, a replica of the General Lee and "Knight Rider" KITT cars.
 
The event will feature a cosplay contest that will take place throughout the weekend and will give cosplayers an opportunity to compete in specific categories. For fans of comic books, the event has expanded its featured artist offering, which now includes more than 85 featured artists and independent publishers. Featured artists include legendary writer Gerry Conway, award-winning artist Darwyn Cooke and David & Meredith Finch, to name just a few.
 
Confirmed celebrities include: David Hasselhoff ("Knight Rider"/"Baywatch"); Sean Astin ("The Goonies"/"Lord of the Rings"); Ryan Hurst ("Sons of Anarchy"); Alfonso Ribeiro ("Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"/"Dancing with the Stars"); Billy Dee Williams ("Star Wars"); Catherine Bach (TV's original Daisy Duke); Linda Blair ("The Exorcist"); Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira); Nichelle Nichols ("Star Trek"); Manu Bennett ("Arrow"/"Spartacus"/"The Hobbit"); Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano ("The Goonies" Fratelli Reunion), as well as Scott Wilson ("The Walking Dead") and the Iron Sheik (WWF superstar).
 
The Falls Horror Fest, an "event within an event," takes place inside the Comic Con and features more than 5,000 square feet of horror exhibits, movie props, workshops, celebrities, costumes, Q&As and more.

"Comic Con is an event that provides people of all ages (and families) a fun and entertaining weekend with lots to see and do in a very relaxed environment. Even if you don't think you'll enjoy it, chances are you will. So give it a try. There is literally something for everyone," Dabrowski said.

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