Comics, costumes in Columbus: Space center to host comic book show
February 12, 2014
By Nick Duke
FORT BENNING, Ga., (Feb. 12, 2014) -- Comic book aficionados, fans of other collectibles and various other pop culture enthusiasts will have an opportunity to come together Feb. 23 for the Columbus Comic Book Show.
The show will be held at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, which plays host to the event in February and August.
Organizer Dutch Cummings said the event is a good opportunity for comic book fans to enjoy a convention locally, rather than travel to attend larger shows.
The event is primarily for collectors, as there will be several vendors in attendance to help meet your collecting desire, whether it be comic books, toys, trading cards or other forms of collectible memorabilia.
No gathering of comic book fans would be complete, however, without fans in costume.
Costumers will be well represented at the show, as members of the League of Columbus, a local superhero-themed costuming group, will be in attendance, as well as members of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion, both Star Wars-themed costuming groups. Star Trek fan club USS DaVinci will also have members in attendance.
Artist Chris Hamer of urbnpop.com will be the show's special guest artist. Hamer, a Columbus native, has appeared at several major comic conventions, including DragonCon in Atlanta and various Wizard World conventions.
If comics or collectibles aren't among your interests, the rest of the Space Science Center will also be open for business that day, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy both the show and the other attractions.
The show will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. The Coca-Cola Space Science Center is located at 701 Front Avenue, Columbus. Admission is $4.