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2018 Cape Fear Comic Con comes to Wilmington this weekend

The Fifth Cape Fear Comic Con will feature music, escape-room and cosplay competitions, and plenty of special guests -- and, of course, a lot of comics.

Thor, Ironman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Ant-Man were among the cos-play finalists at the previous Wilmington Fan Expo and Comic Con 2018. (Port City Daily photo | FILE)
Thor, Ironman, Captain America, Spider-Man and Ant-Man were among the cos-play finalists at the previous Wilmington Fan Expo and Comic Con 2018. (Port City Daily photo | FILE)

WILMINGTON — The Fifth Cape Fear Comic Con will be held this Saturday in downtown Wilmington, with a new focus on film.

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According to organizer John Stamey, this year’s convention will have a focus on film, though there will be plenty of time for the classics – cosplay competitions, regional and national artists, and 75 tables of vendors, including plenty of comics and graphic novels.

Among the filmed being screened at the convention will “Smell” and “The Moon in Her Tresses,” two short films from director Michael Roberts. The local writer and director also created the award-winning sitcom “Vaughan” and is currently at work on a Sherlock Holmes film, based on a short story from Stephen King.

Other guests include Rob Kellum, better known as Papa Stro Maestro, a WCW wrestler and actor, as well as a host of artists: Louis Small, Jr., Ernie Suggs, Andy Bonesteel, make-up artist Bill Stine, and Antler Hill, the music duo of Neil “The Scarecrow” and Jessica Griffin

The convention’s cosplay contest will be held at 4:30 p.m., with free registration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Joshua Alexander, an award-winning cosplay artist, will host.

The convention will also include an escape room competition.

The Fifth Cape Fear Comic Con will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Coastline Conference Center, located at 501 Nutt St. in downtown Wilmington. Tickets are $10 for adults, accompanied children under 12 are free.

For more information, visit the convention’s Facebook page. Additional information and tickets are also available at the Cape Fear Comic Con website

 

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