Comic book enthusiasts and sci-fi fanatics will soon take over the Palm Beach County Convention Center as The Palm Beach County Comic Book and Collectibles Show, better known as PalmCon, comes to town on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Now in its third year—first at the Palm Beach County Convention Center—PalmCon, which is presented by Cosmic Times, has grown in scope, now taking over the center’s 50,000-squre-foot Hall A with nearly 100 exhibitors on hand. Among the thousands of comic books, collectibles and art from local artists and vendors, which guests can peruse and purchase, attendees are also encouraged to dress in their cosplay finest for the third annual PalmCon Costume Contest, take in a flick at the indie-film screening room, explore “The Art of Akira” in a special traveling exhibit, and demo the latest roll-playing games.
Like all comic book conventions, special guests will be on hand to meet attendees, sign memorabilia and take a picture or two. Among the lineup, actor Deep Roy, probably most famously known for his roll as all of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will make an appearance to discuss his acting career, which spans nearly five decades, and some of science fiction’s most hallowed franchises, including Star Wars and Star Trek. Among his credits, Roy has appeared on Doctor Who, The Never Ending Story, Planet of the Apes, Flash Gordon and as a recurring character on the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Other notable guests scheduled to appear include comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver, whose credits include Green Lantern: Rebirth and DC’s Batman: The Dark Knight and special guest Allen Bellman who, as a teenager, did the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942. Throughout the years, Bellman has contributed to The Patriot, The Destroyer and The Human Torch among many others.
- General admission costs $9 at the door ($7 in advance) and $30 for VIP access.
- For more information and to purchase tickets, visit cosmictimes.net/palmcon.
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