- Letters to Editor
BY: MICHAEL EMERSON
Even with its limited exposure, the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention has already caught attention. The second annual Lexington Comic Con is set for March 15-17, at Heritage Hall in Lexington’s Rupp Arena.
The Lexington Comic Con is barely a year old, but has already gotten big recognition for its robust guest list and surprising attendance total.
Last year’s convention had hundreds of people in attendance, and this year’s is expected to be even larger given it is scheduled for two days. A busier schedule, a bigger venue and more people means a better time for all.
Many different people in and out of the entertainment industry are scheduled to attend the convention to meet up with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. Notable people in attendance will include actor Billy Dee Williams and Peter Mayhew, known for their respective roles as Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca from the original Star Wars films. Other guests such as several veteran Power Rangers including Jason David Frank, Walter Jones, and David Yost will also make an appearance.
Several comic book writers and artists like Mike Grell and Roger Stern will also attend the convention. Many other authors who seem obscure but are still responsible for being involved in many popular franchises in the comic book industry will be present. If you have a favorite comic book series or artwork, then you’re guaranteed to meet someone who’s worked in or around any and everything from Ben 10 to Captain America.
Dozens of small businesses, other exhibitors and website personalities will be standing at their own booths littered throughout the convention shelling their swag out to gain some public attention. Fan-drawn art and original works by local enthusiast stores will bring their product to the convention to sell and advertise to wandering Con goers.
The convention is a grab bag of nerd culture and looks to cater to wide variety of fans of different genres such as television, comic books, cosplay, movies, toy’s, video games and everything in between. Going through the website will provide the list of celebrities, writers and exhibitors, which seems endless.
Anyone who enjoys any form of media entertainment is guaranteed to find something enjoyable at the convention and is well worth a visit. Tickets are sold online at www.lexingtoncomiccon.com and can be purchased in person on the event date and location.