Friday, Nov. 7-Sunday, Nov. 9
News that Marvel Comics will reveal an exclusive variant cover of Captain America and the Mighty Avengers No. 1 at the inaugural Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con might go unheard by some, but there are plenty who will take that message to heart.
Having a major comic book convention event like Wizard World Comic Con in your town means to the erstwhile fan of comic books, science fiction, horror and fantasy entertainment an opportunity to gather with like-minded devotees of costume play (or cosplay), gaming enthusiasts and collectors. It also means, for Tulsa at least, that T-Town is seen beyond the state as an outpost of pop culture that once might have been reserved for the underground.
The announcement last year that the comic book convention would add seven new stops to its huge Comic Con tour in 2014 – including Tulsa – brought with it questions of which celebrities would come along for the ride. Not surprising, Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con brings with it an impressive roster of writers, illustrators, actors and notables of the entertainment industry when it sets up at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa from Nov. 7-9. Those names include actors Norman Reedus (AMC’s The Walking Dead), William Shatner, Tom Felton (Harry Potter films), Manu Bennett (The Hobbit films), Eliza Dushku (television’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Robert Englund, Jon Bernthal (AMC’s The Walking Dead) and many, many others.
Star comic creators scheduled to appear at Tulsa’s show include Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men), Greg Horn (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers) and Mike Grell, the comics veteran who created the exclusive variant cover mentioned earlier.
Whether you dress as your favorite comic superhero, TV character or as yourself for Comic Con, be assured that you’ll be in good company. As of press time, three-day passes to the convention have sold out, but single tickets are available starting at $35 each. VIP tickets with access to celebrities are also available at www.wizardworld.com.