Fans of all things pop culture rejoice as Akron Comicon is Nov. 4-5 in Cuyahoga Falls

“Funky Winkerbean” creator Tom Batiuk will appear at this year's Akron Comicon.

Don’t put away those costumes just yet.

Halloween is Tuesday, but for some diehards, the real fun is Nov. 4 and 5 when Akron Comicon rolls around.

The gathering of lovers of all things comics, sci-fi and pop culture will be held at Emidio’s Expo Center, 48 E. Bath Road in Cuyahoga Falls.

The gathering features a number of vendors, guest appearances, talks and even a costume contest.

Organizer Jason Miller, who owns Rubber City Comics, said the show will feature a wide variety of pop culture items on display and also for sale.

Particularly popular this year are Pokemon cards along with comics and graphic novels.

“Akron Comicon has been bringing memories and nostalgia to the folks of Northeast Ohio for over 11 years, and we hope to continue with everyone’s help and support,” Miller said.

Leonora Scelfo and Nancy Ann Ridder from the first

How much does it cost to attend Akron’s Comicon?

Tickets are available at the door.

A one-day admission for adults is $10 or $15 for both days. Child tickets are $5 for one day and $10 for both days.

One child aged 13 or younger is admitted free with each paid adult ticket.

Jon Provost, who played Timmy on

What’s new at this year’s Akron Comicon?

Aside from the usual Cosplay Contest, this year’s Akron Comicon will have an “Idolfest,” where guests can compete in a talent show.

This year’s gathering will celebrate the launch of Route 8 Studios, a collaboration of Greater Akron comic book artists and creators including Dan Gorman, Damion Kendrick, Chris Kasmar, Cameron Blakey, Rick Lozano and Robert A. Kraus.

Special guests will also be available to greet fans and participate in some panel discussions.

They include: Leonora Scelfo and Nancy Ann Ridder from the first “SCREAM” movie; Jon Provost, who played Timmy on “Lassie”; Marvel artist and co-creator of Spider-Girl, Ron Frenz; DC and Marvel cover artist Nathan Szerdy; along with Akron Comicon regulars like Mike W. Barr, Tony Isabella, Tom Batiuk and Craig Boldman. 

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