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Pop culture icons descend on Cincinnati Comic Expo

Calling all pop culture and science fiction fans! Cincinnati USA is set to host the 5th Annual Cincinnati Comic Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center Sept. 19-21.

ECN 092014_MDW_Cincinnati Comic ExpoIf the story has a cult following, visitors will likely encounter some aspect of it at this year’s Expo. Actors who portray some of pop culture’s most memorable characters along with their creators will be in attendance. With activities for fans of all ages, the weekend promises a full schedule of events.

“Hosting an event with such enthusiastic attendees is something our entire hospitality community enjoys,” said Dan Lincoln, president and CEO, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Many of the actors and celebrities that are coming in for this event are cultural icons for multiple generations of Americans. This is a great event, and I look forward to welcoming both the stars and the attendees to the region.”

This year’s expo expects 10,000 attendees as well as more than a dozen comic legends, celebrities and star props:

•    Lou Ferrigno, The Incredible Hulk
•    Henry Winkler, Happy Days
•    Livvy Stubenrauch, Frozen
•    John Rhys-Davies, Lord of the Rings
•    Paul McGann, Doctor Who
•    Boba Fett Reunion, Star Wars
•    Julie Newmar, Original Cat Woman
•    Jewel Staite, Firefly

Comic Creators
•    Neal Adams, Batman
•    Dave Aikins, Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Squarepants
•    Mark Bagley, Spider-man and Batman
•    Darryl Banks, Green Lantern and Superman
•    David Michel Beck, Star Wars
•    Craig Bolman, Archie Comics and Superman
•    Joe Corroney, Star Wars and X-files
•    Greg Horn, Guardians of the Galaxy

Star Props
•    Jurassic Park Jeep
•    General Lee, Dukes of Hazzard
•    Mystery Machine, Scooby-Doo
•    Dewback, Star Wars

Scheduled events include:
•    Cincinnati Film Festival, multiple locations
•    Bricks by the Banks, a collectible Cincinnati Comic Expo LEGO figure will be distributed.

There will only be 500 available.
•    Cincinnati Zombie Walk, Freestore Foodbank
•    Steampunk Bazaar, Duke Energy Convention Center
•    Gaming, Duke Energy Convention Center
•    Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Duke Energy Convention Center

The Cincinnati Comic Expo opens on Friday 3-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More information can be found at cincinnaticomicexpo.com.

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