Rose City Comic Con Kicks Off This Weekend
Monday, September 14, 2015
Portland is a city with no shortage of comic book enthusiasts. Home to Dark Horse Comics and a number of smaller, independent publishers of sequential art, the city's amalgamated population of Science Fiction afficianados, independent artists, and upstart storytellers gather every year to celebrate under a united banner.
Comic book conventions are places where fans can fully embrace, well, pretty much whatever they want. Attendees arrive dressed as just about every character you can imagine, as well as some you probably can't, and the Rose City Comic Con is no different than any other major convention in any other city. Residents of Portland, Oregon and beyond will "assemble" to rub elbows with other fans, artists/authors, and celebrity guests from their favorite shows and films.
This year, the convention has a star-studded lineup of guest appearances from Carrie Fisher, Caroll Spinney, Brandon Routh, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton, and many more. Taking from this small sampling of guests alone, it could be said that the Rose City Comic Con will feature Princess Leia, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Superman, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. If you've ever been a fan of comic books, Star Wars, or Sesame Street, then these characters alone are enough to get you out of your house.
In addition to the all-star guest list, the convention will also feature dozens of comic book creators and industry professionals from all over the country. Writers and artists who are based out of Portland will be available to meet and engage with, as well as like-minded fans from all genres.
The convention takes place on Saturday, September 19th from 10 AM to 7 PM, and on September 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM.
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