The event also boasts dozens of great media guests from the world of sci-fi and genre films and television. "Star Trek: The Next Generation's" Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard) is the guest of honor for a lineup that will have fanboys and girls drooling all over themselves. Summer Glau ("Firefly"), James Marsters ("Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"), Laura Vandervoort ("Smallville"), John De Lancie ("Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" saga), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in the original "Star Wars" trilogy), and Tim Taylor ("The Hunger Games") are also attending.
Comic book legends appearing include George Perez (Superman), Len Wein (Before Watchmen), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western), Cully Hamner (RED), Greg Horn (She-Hulk), Sean McKeever (Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane), Mitch Breitweiser (Captain America), Elizabeth Breitweiser (Avengers vs. Atlas), and many more.
This year's event could be dubbed "Bat-Con" with all the guests attending who celebrate the world of the Dark Knight Detective. The Dynamic Duo of Adam West and Burt Ward from TV's "Batman" crown a gathering of the legendary celebrities who brought the superhero to life for fans over the years. Kevin Conroy voices Batman in almost every TV series, movie, and video game DC's superhero appears in since the early 1990s. He'll be signing autographs for free. Batman comic book artists appearing include Eisner Hall of Fame legend Neal Adams, Norm Breyfogle (Detective Comics), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman: Shadow of the Bat), Guo Jingxiong (Justice League of America), Steve Erwin ("Batman Returns"), and Eddie Medina (Batman freelance artist).
If you're a toy or comic book collector you'll find what you're looking for in the massive Vendor Room. Thousands of t-shirts, action figures, movies, books, hard-to-find items, and other collectibles can be located at Dallas Comic-Con. Just make sure you come with plenty of money to spend.
This is one event you won't want to miss if you're a comic book or movie fanatic. Dallas Comic-Con takes place Friday, May 18 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm; Saturday, May 19 from 11:00am to 7:00pm; and Sunday, May 20 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. It's held at the Irving Convention Center ( 500 W Las Colinas Blvd Irving , TX). You can buy tickets and get more information on the event right here.
For more articles by Eric Shirey , check out:
Dallas Comic-Con 17 at the Irving Convention Center
August 2010 Dallas Comic-Con Review
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