Rose City Comic Con returns with new attractions


Rose City ComiCon takes place on Friday and Saturday at the Lone Star Event Center, 4036 Farm-to-Mark Road 2767, Tyler.

Activities scheduled include celebrity panels, costumed characters, autograph sessions and even a ghost hunt.

The event attracts fans of science fiction, horror, fantasy, super hero and role-playing genres.

Organizers have announced that several actors, who are associated with these genres, will be making appearances.

These include Kevin McNally, whose roles include Gibbs in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies; Rick Worthy, whose credits include “Star Trek Enterprise,” “Vampire Diaries” and “The Musicians”; and Elysia Rotaru, who has appeared in “Arrow,” “I Zombie,” “Supernatural” and “Fringe.”

Also set to participate is James Ward, a co-creator of “Dungeons and Dragons,” according to a posting on the website.

Tickets are available on the event’s website, (click on Tyler Rose City Comic Con).


Oct. 29

9:30 a.m.: Cosplay panel

10 a.m.: Game design and role play panel

11:30 a.m.: Question and answer session with Kevin McNally

12 p.m.: Spray paint art and remote control car racing

1:30 p.m.: Horror panel

2 p.m.: Blacksmithing demonstration

3:30 p.m.: Sci-Fi panel

4 p.m.: Paranormal panel

4:30 p.m.: Voice acting panel

6:30 p.m.: Movie screenings at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler

8 p.m.: Cosplay contest

10 p.m.: Ghost hunt

Oct. 30

9:50 a.m.: Ghost hunting 101 panel

10:40 a.m.: Supernatural panel

11:30 a.m.: Spray paint art; filmmaking and following your dreams session; and kids cosplay contest

12:40 p.m.: Cryptozoology

1:30 p.m. Power Rangers panel

2:30 p.m.: Blacksmithing and remote control car racing

3:10 p.m.: Short story contest and author panel

4 p.m.: Voice acting and starting your own radio show/podcast

4:30. p.m.: Blacksmithing demonstrations

4:50 p.m.: Remote control car racing

6:30 p.m.: Rocking roller derby with rock band Bibeau

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