Comic Con Revolution returns to Ontario this weekend with The Last Airbender, ‘80s-era X-Men, and Power Rangers — still mighty, still Morphin! — among the highlights on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.
You can cosplay to your costumed heart‘s content. You can say hello to Donald Fullilove and Claudia Wells who played Mayor Goldie Wilson and Jennifer Parker, Marty McFly’s girlfriend, in “Back To The Future.”
If you’re brave, ask WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine for an autograph, though be polite — even at 71 that top-rope elbow drop is a killer.
We perused the program for highlights of the weekend, picking 10 to recommend. So throw some garbage in your Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor and accelerate to precisely 88 miles per hour. Great Scott, it’s sure to be fun.
How the ‘80s Shaped the X-Men: The X-Men might not have become the revered Marvel characters they remain today without the work of comic book writer Chris Claremont, who oversaw their universe of storytelling from 1975-1991. Claremont and fellow X-Men creatives John Romita Jr. and Whilce Portacio are guests at this panel. 11 a.m.
A Look Back to the Future: The previously mentioned Wells and Fullilove will share stories about the beloved sci-fi comedy film series in which they appeared. 12 p.m.
Comics Sketchtown Showdown: Comic book artists Peter Nguyen and Dustin Nguyen will compete in a “sketch duel” with their art auctioned off to benefit the Hero Initiative, an organization that helps comics creators going through hard times. 12 p.m.
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The much-loved animated series will be celebrated with a panel that features 10 cast members including Zach Tyler Eisen who played the lead character Aang, Mae Whitman who played Katara, Jessie Lewis as Toph, and Jack de Sean who played Sokka. 1:30 p.m.
Cosplay Revolution Costume Contest: catch all the best cosplayers in the annual cosplay competition. 5:30 p.m.
Comics Infinity Saga with Jim Starlin and Joe Rubinstein: The writer and inker behind Marvel series such as The Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, and Infinity Crusade appear on this panel. 11 a.m.
Star Wars Trivia Challenge Strikes Back!: Teams to compete to see who knows the most useless, excuse me, important facts about the space fantasy series. 11:30 a.m.
Draw Your Own Super Animal Friends: Bobby Timony of DC’s League of Super-Pets teaches you how to draw your own pets as super as can be. 12:30 p.m.
Daredevil: A Show Without Fear: cast members Tommy Walker (Francis), Peter Shinkoda (Nobu), and Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), talk about the Netflix series that showed a new way of telling comic stories on TV. 12:30 p.m.
The Many Voices of Billy West: Prolific voice actor Billy West shared stories of creating the voices for characters from Bugs Bunny in “Space Jam” to the title characters in “Doug” and “Ren & Stimpy” to various roles on “Futurama” and many more. 2 p.m.
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