Pop culture favorites coming to Wizard World Miami Comic Con

By Gary Alan Ruse….

Hulk is the center of attraction at this Wizard World Comic Con in another city.

South Florida fans of comic books, TV and film stars, video games, wrestling and other pop culture favorites have a rare opportunity the weekend of Feb. 26-27 when Wizard World Miami Comic Con arrives as part of a national tour.

Want to see Batman TV stars Adam West and Burt Ward and the Batmobile in person? How about Star Wars’ Billy Dee Williams (“Lando Calrissian”), Ray Park (“Darth Maul”) and Daniel Logan (“Boba Fett”)? Maybe actress Julie Benz of the ABC TV series No Ordinary Family, Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Gena Lee Nolin (Baywatch, Sheena) or the time-traveling DeLorean car from Back to the Future movies?

They’re all coming to the colossal fan event at the newly refurbished Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC), 711 NW 72 Ave., along with more than 100 other celebrity guests, leading comics artists and creative directors.

Comic creators and artists Michael Golden (Wolverine: First Class, New Exiles), Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man, Astonishing X-Men), Rob Liefeld (Deadpool, Youngblood), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil) and Alé Garza (Superman/Batman, Batgirl) also will be there, as will wrestlers Kevin “Big Sexy” Nash and Former WWE Divas Angela Fong “Savannah,” “Cookie,” Candice Michelle and Torrie Wilson.

With more than 100 dealer booths, fans of all ages can shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games. They also can see interactive product exhibits and film screenings, participate in costume contests, photo ops or just hang out with fellow fans.

Hours are Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at up to a 20 percent savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($30 on site); two-day weekend tickets are $40 ($45 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items also are available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go online to www.wizardworld.com/miami.html.

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