You don’t have to wait for Halloween to suit up in your favorite costume, because the Hickory Comic Con returns this September! Bring the whole family out for a day of recognizable characters, merch, comics, and more!
When and Where
The convention will occur on Saturday, September 7 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is $5 for adults, and $3 for children ages 13 and under. The convention center is located at 1960 13th Avenue Drive South East, Hickory, North Carolina 28602.
Getting into Character
No comic con would be complete without cosplay. If you want to put some real imagination and effort into your costume, you’ll be in good company, as fan organizations like the 501st Legion, Klingon Assault Group, and Star Trek Independent Fleet will be in attendance. These groups each prepare screen-accurate costumes with incredible attention to detail, and you’re bound to see hordes of stormtroopers, cadets, and interstellar warriors roaming the convention center. The 501st Legion typically focuses on replicas of villainous attire, so feel free to don your Jedi robes to bring some balance to the con. Before the end of the day, there will be a costume contest to reward the best efforts.
What to Expect
The comic con will cater to a variety of tastes and interests, and you can expect to see a wide range of comics, collectibles, games, and memorabilia from beloved series and franchises. You may encounter authors and artists behind some imaginative works, and vendors will be present with various wares. Bring your best deck, as there will Yu-gi-oh card tournaments as well. These conventions always bring out some surprising features, like last year’s appearance of the Ecto-1 hearse from Ghostbusters. You can expect another four-wheeled star to park at the con this fall. For the 2019 comic con, look out for the original Batmobile from the Adam West Batman TV series.
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