Star struck students unite for Louisville Comic-Con 2014


By Megan Johnson

For anyone interested in spending a day with the one and only “11th Doctor Who,” buying a special edition comic book or meeting a childhood hero, the opportunity has finally arrived.

Comic-Con International is a popular comic book and media convention annually held in San Diego, California. However, a series of miniature conventions are held leading up to this. This is the cause of creating Louisville Comic-Con, which will take place on March 28,29 and 30 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Several comic-book fanatics are excited for the event, including sophomore comic book collector Elizabeth Tong.

“I am a lover of comics. So, I think it would be neat to be in an environment like that and just have a good time,” she said. Tong explained that she will not be able to attend the event, but shared what she would suggest doing.

“If I could go, I would take the opportunity to dress up and walk around.”

Not only will current television actors be there, but previous actors such as Jason David Frank from the “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,” will be attending the convention as well.

However, Comic-Con is not only a chance to meet a favorite actor, artist or writer, but it is a place to freely socialize.

“I think it’s being able to meet people who share similar interests and sharing the excitement of all shows,” said junior Chelsea Balmer. Balmer shared that she has never attended an event such as this, but is excited to go.

Several events, panels and meets and greets will take place at Comic-Con. Possible events include meeting “Doctor Who” actor Matt Smith or joining in on a panel about the CW’s hit shows, “Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.” For comic book lovers, an event called “Superheroes, Psychology and Myth,” features superhero experts Danny Fingeroth, Andrei Molotiu, Marco Arnaudo, Ian Fischer and Miles Fuller. As well as booths that allow fans to buy merchandise from a particular fandom or cosplay business.

For more information on the “Louisville Comic-Con”  visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-louisville.html.

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