Fayetteville Comic Con to Welcome ‘Walking Dead,’ Other Special Guests


The Walking Dead, a legion of comic book creators, vampire artists and the area’s leading nerds, geeks, fanboys and fangirls will be converging on Fayetteville’s Crown Expo Center for the Fayetteville Comic Con on Saturday, October 17.

The first annual event will include two cosplay contests; video game, Magic the Gathering, and Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments; Geek Trivia Contests;  panel discussions and a special martial arts demonstration comparing the martial arts of the movies to the real-life styles.

According to show organizers, the Fayetteville Comic Con will be fitting in more events in one day then found in many two or three-day conventions.

There will be lots of guests signing autographs and interacting with their fans, including:

Fans are welcome to come as themselves, but organizers are expecting hundreds of attendees to dress as their favorite superhero, Star Wars or anime character, or — who knows what?

Cosplay Guest of Honor Mikomi Chan from Virginia will help judge our two cosplay contests. The Junior Division Competition is for those age 15 and under and everyone 16 and over will complete in the Senior Division. Prizes include gift certificates and trophies for the juniors and cash prizes for the older competitors, plus a special prize for the best Active Military costume.

Admission is only $10 in advance, $12 at the door, with discounts to Active Military. Children 10 and  under are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets are available at the Crown Center Box Office and Dragon’s Lair Comic Book Store on Yadkin Road.

For more information on Fayetteville Comic Con,  call the convention organizers at 910-316-7251 or go to

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