Seasonal Special Happenings

Comics Relief

When: Sat., Nov. 8 2014

With all the multi-million dollar Marvel films dominating the box office, comics are more popular than ever. Akron Comicon aims to celebrate everything about comic books. The annual event brings together creators, dealers and fans. Guests include Tom Batiuk, creator of syndicated strips Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft, and Gerry Conway, the co-creator of DC’s Firestorm and Marvel Comic’s Punisher. In addition, there will be a costume contest, a HeroClix tournament and panel presentations. The event takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the University of Akron’s Quaker Station. Tickets are $10 for a single day, $15 for the weekend. (Niesel)

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