By Rae Jefferson
The wonderful world of Comic Con is coming to Waco this weekend, and with it, a celebration of pop culture, art and entertainment. The Heart of Texas Comic Con may be worth your time, and here’s why:
1. Celebrity appearances
Comic Con guests will include Jeremy Bulloch, famous as Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy; Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me from the “Austin Powers” series; and Nichelle Nichols, Uhura of “Star Trek: The Original Series.” Photos and autographs will be available for a fee; visit the event website for pricing.
2. Free celebrity Q&A sessions
Comic Con attendees will have the opportunity to talk with celebrities in panels and Q&A sessions throughout the event.
3. Cosplay contests
Guests with a knack for costume design will have the opportunity to participate in cosplay contests during the weekend. The best costume will win a prize. The adult contest is at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, and the children’s contest is at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Interested parties can sign up at the official HOT Comic Con booth at the event.
4. Entertainers and fan groups
Fan groups will be at the event, including the “Doctor Who” Fan Club of Austin; costume and set design company The Intrepid Productions; and the stars of the YouTube channel “Dim N Wit.”
5. Artist and vendor booths
Merchandise such as pop culture art, memorabilia, toys, comic books and graphic novels will be available for purchase.