FRIDAY 14-SUNDAY 16
EVENT: Cincinnati Comic Expo
The Cincinnati Comic Expo features celebrities from the varied entertainment realms the expo represents: actors, artists, writers and designers from film, television, comics and gaming. Two big 2018 appearances are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known as Jaime Lannister from the nearly-concluded Game of Thrones, and Peter Mayhew, made supernaturally famous as Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise. But theres plenty of star power over the expos three-day stretch; check the expos website for the full slate of guests. And it's not just about the celebs. They're appearances are complemented by dozens of vendor booths, a cosplay element, costume competition, workshops and panels, the longstanding Geek Prom (this year is Midwest Muggle Fest, an extension of last years Harry Potter prom theme), and even speed dating and an annual blood drive.
The Cincinnati Comic Expo runs Sept. 14-16 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. More info: cincinnaticomicexpo.com.