London Comic Con will make its long-awaited return to RBC Place this weekend – London

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, London Comic Con will make a much-anticipated return to the city center this weekend.

The event takes place Saturday and Sunday at RBC Place, occupying both floors of the convention center and featuring dozens of artists, celebrity guests, exhibitors and other attractions.

In total, organizers say 18 celebrity guests will be in attendance for comic con, including Khary Payton, Billy Zane, Robert Picardo, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Marc Steger, Dana DeLorenzoRicky Berwick and wrestlers Claudio Castagnoli, Athena and Miro.

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Among the more than 55 artists who will appear at comic con is writer, editor and publisher Jim Shooter, best known for his work on Secret Wars, Legion of Super-Heroes and Solar: Man of the Atom.

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Other famous artists include Rodney Ramos, Geof Isherwood, Jonathan J. Taylor, Andrew Thomas and Richard Comely, creator of Captain Canuck, as well as puppet builder Tim Clarke, known for his work with The Jim Henson Company.

Writers EDE Bell, PL Stuard and RW Duder will also be in attendance, along with artists Mark Rehkoph, Jamie MK Jardine and Scott Brian Woods, the comic con website says.

Q&As with celebrities are scheduled during the two-day event, along with a highly anticipated cosplay masquerade and costume contest, photo ops, lip-sync battles, a LARP battle, and Digimon, Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments.

Attendees can also see replicas of two iconic movie and TV cars: the Delorean from Back to the future and KITT from the TV series Knight Rider.

A screening room on the ground floor of the convention centre, sponsored by Film London of the London Economic Development Corporation, will also show classic films, including space balls, Total recall, Godzilla’s Revenge and Son of Godzilla.

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The tickets are always available for comic con and can be purchased online or at the door. Organizers say tickets purchased for the canceled 2020 and 2021 comics will be valid for this year’s event.

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Tickets for children 10 and under are $10, though organizers say a child 10 and under can attend for free with an adult who has purchased a regular-priced ticket.

Pricing information for celebrity guest photoshoots is available at comic-con website.

Past comic con guests have included William Shatner, Tim Curry, Ron Perlman, LeVar Burton, Tara Spencer Nairn, Lori Petty, Alan Thicke, Mick Foley, Kevin Sorbo and special effects guru Tom Savini.

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Daniel K. Denny