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Comic Con 2016

By Ami Sarabia and Evie Vallejo

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Alamo City Comic Con (ACCC). The Alamo City Comic Con will hold the three-day event Oct. 28-30 at the newly renovated Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The convention was created by Alfredo De La Fuente in 2013 attracting more than 35,000 people during its inaugural year. The event celebrates artists of comics, movies, TV shows, gaming and cosplay. Celebrities from popular TV shows and movies show up to participate in photo ops where fans can take pictures with their favorite actor and actress.

The convention brings in cosplayers, those who dress up as their favorite superhero, video game character or TV/Movie character, and show off their outfits and take photos with fans who love the character they are portraying.  It also hosts hosts celebrities, comic book artists, cosplayers, and actors.

This years guest celebrities include: David Tennant and Billie Piper of Doctor Who; Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin of Stranger Things; Jon Berthal of the Walking Dead and Daredevil.

Fans will have the opportunity to take a picture with their favorite actors and join in on discussion panels.

ACCC added new interactive experiences for fans, adding “New Worlds Beyond Gallery,” an exhibit where fans can meet the illustrator behind their favorite graphics and Young Adventure’s Writer’s Workshop, a workshop that lets the fans interact with authors. The Cosplay Avenue will allow the interacting of professional cosplayers with their fans, including the judging of a cosplay contest.

Tickets for the Alamo City Comic Con range between $35-$529. For pricing and additional information, visit their website here.

About the Authors

Ami Sarabia
Ami Sarabia
Visual Editor
Amisarahi Sarabia uses her creativity and visual skills to create an engaging community news site for the A&M-San Antonio campus and surrounding communities. Ami previously reported for The Pulse at Palo Alto College and worked as a photographer at San Antonio's Tower of the Americas. In 2014, Ami started her own website “The Girl Is Poison” (http://thegirlispoison.com) dedicated to beauty, lifestyle and entertainment. Ami’s passions include photography, reading, blogging and listening to The Beatles.
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Evelyn Vallejo
Evelyn Vallejo
Visual Editor
Evie has a strong passion for photography and writing. She has written for the website original-gamer.com and alamocitygeekspeak.com both dealing with video game news and coverage the past few months and wrote a few reviews of video games. She has photographed for the Mesquite at Texas A&M University-San Antonio in the past and took a photojournalism class as well as other photography classes at Palo Alto College. She is an intern photojournalist for the Mesquite and plans to graduate from Texas A&M-San Antonio in Spring 2017 with a BA in Communications. She also runs a twitch channel, a streaming service for gamers, at Twitch.tv/evieness where you can watch her play video games badly.
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