As a clan of self-professed geeks, my entire family has a passion for comic books and their larger than life characters, as well as the blockbuster films they inspire every summer. From Spider-Man to Batman, Captain America to Wolverine, these mythic heroes capture our imagination and thrill us with their constant struggles against an equally interesting roster of super villains.
It goes without saying, then, that we’re all beyond thrilled to feed that passion this weekend at the Cincinnati Comic Expo 2015. Taking place Friday, September 18th through Sunday, the 20th at the Duke Energy Convention Center, the Cincy Comic Expo promises to nourish the souls of comic fans of all kind with a wide variety of exciting and unique guests and activities.
Not sure of what to expect? Well, whether you’re a seasoned con-goer or a complete newbie, the Cincinnati Comic Expo has a wealth of fun to offer you and your family. Here are just a few of the attractions that my family is totally stoked to see:
Celebs. If you’re into meeting stars, some true legends will be attending the expo this year. None other than Adam West and Burt Ward – the original Batman and Robin – will be in the house! But that’s not all. Others like Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor, the Hobbit’s Graham McTavish, and Lord of the Rings’ Sean Astin will be in attendance, as well as many more! Definitely a solid lineup for any fanboy or girl to get excited about.
Comic Book Artists. Literally dozens of the industries best and brightest talents will be making appearances at the expo to showcase their work. Since our boys are both aspiring artists, this is a great opportunity for them to get inspired and meet some real masters of their art!
Cosplayers. What geek convention would be complete without a bevy of talented cosplayers dressed up as their favorite characters? Sometimes just people watching can be one of the best parts of con-going, and it’s fun to keep an eye out for someone dressed as your favorite character.
Vendors. Need a geeked-out t-shirt or a unique poster for the boys’ bedroom? The Cincinnati Comic Expo promises to offer a wide variety of vendor booths with wares of all shapes and sizes. Don’t forget souvenirs for your friends!
Star Cars and Props. On top of everything else, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is also playing host to a variety of replica movie cars and props, which are tremendous fun for photo ops. Who doesn’t want a selfie in front of Marty McFly’s Delorean, Doctor Who’s Tardis or a Star Wars Stormtrooper?
This sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Trust me – it’s just scratching the surface when it comes to the fun offered by this exciting convention. I’m so excited that we have our very own comic expo right here in Cincinnati and my family and I simply can’t wait to attend. Why not come along too and let your inner geek shine?
Even better? A family favorite – Tom + Chee – is the Kids Zone sponsor! This interactive area includes TONS of fun hands on, creative activities for the kids all centered around becoming a superhero. It even comes with a fun training manual to guide your kids through the areas. Plus – Tom + Chee grilled cheese goodness! If you’ve never experienced it, you don’t know what you are missing!
I hope to see you all at the Cincinnati Comic Expo 2015! For more information on tickets, vendors, activities, and star sightings visit the website: www.cincinnaticomicexpo.com.Show floor hours are: Friday, September 18, 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM VIP access begins at 2:30 PM Saturday, September 19, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM VIP access begins at 9:30 AM Sunday, September 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM VIP access begins at 9:30 AM Adult admission is required for everyone ages 13 and up.
Youth admission is required for everyone ages 8 to 12.
Children 7 and under will be admitted for FREE all weekend with an adult ticket holder. Disclosure: I was provided with tickets to enjoy the show with my family in exchange for sharing information about the expo with my fans. All opinions are 100% my own – and I promise you, being the geek that I am, I speak the 100% truth when I say please join me there, it’s going to be amazing!