[Spotlight] Twin City Comic Con
By: Jasmyn Brunson
Calling all comic book lovers! The Twin City Comic Con is coming to the Triad for the second year in a row on April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Millennium Center, located at 101 W. 5th St. in Winston-Salem.
The Twin City Comic Con is a family-friendly convention that showcases comic books, art, and costumes. The Millennium Center will be beautifully decorated and will make all guest feel like they are stepping into the comic book world.
There will be different vendors and collectors for guest to buy souvenirs from and guests will be able to meet others that share the love of comics.
This event is organized by Bret Parks, owner of Ssalefish Comics, who said the main focus of this convention is to expose everyone to different comics and toys offered. For a first-timer, Parks said it would be a lot to take in, but he advises to “try to stay on track and make sure you are able to see everything and explore. Most importantly, have fun.”
“The attendees are in charge of what goes on during the convention,” Parks said. “We are here to expose them to the comic book world.”
Along with multiple vendors, many artists will also be in attendance including special guest Sandi Sellner, who is best known for her role as Alpha 5 in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Also attending is Shane Davis (New York Times Bestseller, comic book artist and writer); Richard Case (creator of Doom Patrol); Rob Potchak and Bill Parker (creators of Junior High Horrors); Karl Waller (comic book artist); Chris Giarrusso (creator of G-Man); Brian Smith (writer for Spiderman), and so many more.
Come dressed in your best cosplay because there will be a costume contest starting at 3:30 p.m. Ssalefish has partnered with Fandames, which is a nonprofit organization that empowers women in the geek and nerd fandoms. There will be a children and adults category and prizes given to all the winners.
Other events include a live DJ, autographs from the special guest and pictures with the artists. There will also be prizes given away to attendees during the event.
There are two ticket options for this event: the standard admission, which is $5, and the deluxe admission, which is $10. Deluxe admission includes early entry and an exclusive comic book that was made specifically for the Twin City Comic Con. Kids ages 12 and under get in for free.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ssalefish.net/twcc.