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New Comic-Con in Southwest Florida expected to draw thousands

Posted at 2:17 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 14:21:59-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Thousands of pop culture fans are expected to gather in Fort Myers this weekend for a new comic book convention and pop culture event.

SW-Florida Comic-Con takes place Saturday, November 18 from 10 am until 6 pm at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport Town Center Hotel on Commerce Drive.

Organizers say the show has over 100 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more.

A roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet, including:

  • Fabian Nicieza - Creator of Deadpool
  • Mark Bagley  - Creator of Carnage, Famous Spider-Man Artist
  • Bob Camp - Creator/Artist of The Famous TV Cartoon Series: Ren & Stimpy 
  • James O’Barr - The Creator of the Famous CROW
  • Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake - WWE Wrestling SuperStar - Hall of Famer
  • Tito Santana - WWE Wrestling SuperStar - Hall of Famer
  • Frazetta Girls- Family Members of the Legendary Artist Frank Frazetta
  • Starsky & Hutch - 1976 Gran Torino Car - TV Series 
  • The General Car from Dukes of Hazzard
  • K.I.T.T - Famous Car from the Knight Rider TV Series
  • Back to the Future Car - Delorean on Display at the Comic-Con
  • Batman 1990 Movie - The BatMobile on Display at the Comic-Con
  • Pizza Planet Truck from Toy Story  &Herbie 1963 - The Famous Love Bug 
  • See the Bandit Car from Smokey The Bandit & TMNT Car
  • Darth Vader, R2-D2- StormTroopers appearing from Legion 501st & Rebel Legion

General Admission tickets are $20.00, and kids under 12 are free. Cosplay, VIP Tickets are $50.00 and Platinum Tickets are $100.00.

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