Niagara Falls on both sides of the border have become the mecca of family getaways. But thousands of families travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario, to take part in the biggest pop culture event of the year: Niagara Falls Comic Con.
June 2017 marks the event's sixth-year-anniversary. Confirmed guests for this summer include: punk legend Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films), Robert Englund ("Nightmare on Elm Street"), Eric Braeden ("The Young & The Restless"), Barbara Eden ("I Dream of Jeannie"), Lee Meriwether (1966 "Batman" Catwoman), Sting (wrestling legend), Caleb McLaughlin ("Stranger Things"), John Schneider ("Dukes of Hazzard"), Jason Mewes ("Jay and Silent Bob"), Seth Gilliam ("The Walking Dead") and Charles Martinet (voice of Super Mario).
Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a Nintendo Classic video game tournament and get their picture taken with Optimus Prime, the Mystery Machine, "The Flintstones" car, "The Munsters" coach and the General Lee. Other attractions include an exact replica of "The Walking Dead" prison (complete with a 16-foot tower), screen-used props and replicas from TV shows such as "Fraggle Rock" and movies such as "Dark Crystal" and "The Little Shop of Horrors."
Show manager Chris Dabrowski said, "From comic books to celebrities, from movie cars to rare attractions, this year's event will be one of the best fan experiences in North America."
The Niagara Falls Comic Con is presented by Niagara College Canada. It takes place over three days, June 2-4, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Last year's event drew more than 27,000.
Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.nfcomiccon.com.