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Rose City Comic Con Kicks Off This Weekend

Monday, September 14, 2015


The Oregon Convention Center will be host to superheroes, jedi knights, and costumed adventurers of all types this weekend, as the 2015 Rose City Comic Con will officially be underway. 

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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10. Cincinnati

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9. Seattle

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.:  Even before being adjusted for cost of living Seattle ranked in the top 10 for best wages. The rank went down slightly though, from $67,225 to $60,237 when adjusted for housing costs. 

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8. Atlanta

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA:  When it comes to the highest effect pay in cities across the country, Atlanta ranks in the top ten. Salaries jump from $58,836 to $60,844 when adjusted for cost of living.

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7. Charlotte

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC:  The rank for the home of the Bobcats raised significantly from 20th to seventh when adjusted for cost of living. The salary went up from $57,506 to $61,636.

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6. Memphis

Memphis, Tenn.:  This southern city came in sixth with an average annual salary going up from $53,069 to $61,780.   (

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5. Austin

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas:  Workers in Austin will be pleased to find their paychecks stretching farther than most with a jump from 58,103 to $62,679. (Photo credit) (Photo credit: LoneStarMike)

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4. Dallas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas: Cities in Texas faired well when it comes to how far your money goes. When adjusted for cost of living, the average annual salary jumped from $60,478 to $62,867. 

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3. Detroit

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.: Detroit might be a surprising one to top the list but the annual salary jumped up from $60,503 to $64,571 when housing prices were considered.  Kotkin says the high wages paid by the uptick in the auto industry and the low cost of living bumped this otherwise struggling city to the top. “This longtime sad sack region has reason to feel hopeful,” he says.

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2. San Jose

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.: Silicon Valley kept it in the top 10 despite having the least affordable housing on the list. When the pricy housing costs were added in, the average salary plummeted from $107,515 to $71,534. (Photo credit: EugeneZelenko, CC)

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1. Houston

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas:  Houston ranked number one after its annual average salary actually went up when adjusting for cost of living, from $67,279 to $75,256.

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