Entertainment Beat: Rose City Comic Con returns Oct. 29-30

(Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Fans of cosplay, horror, sci-fi and fantasy get ready. It is almost time for the annual Rose City Comic Con.

Filled with panels, demonstrations, autograph sessions and even a ghost hunt, the event will take Oct. 29 and 30 at the Lone Star Event Center, 4036 Farm-to-Mark Road 2767 in Tyler.

Organizers have announced that several actors who are associated with the 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, toursoftyler.com (click on Tyler Rose City Comic Con).


Schedule of Events

Oct. 29

9:30 a.m.: Cosplay panel

10 a.m.: Game design & role-play panel

11:30 a.m.: Q&A 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.

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 & 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 & Author Panel

4 p.m.: Voice acting and "Starting Your Own Radio Show/Podcast" panels

4:30. p.m.: Blacksmithing demonstrations

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

6:30 p.m.: Rocking Roller Derby with live band Bibeau


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