Serious fun at Oak City Comicon

Cosplay and comics books take over the capital city

The annual two-day Oak City Comicon held in Raleigh last weekend drew crowds fascinated with comic books related popular arts, professional wrestling, science fiction/fantasy, film/television, horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, fantasy novels, and Larry Ham, creator of G.I. Joe, who headlined the weekend. “It doesn’t matter if you’ve come to every N.C. Comicon from the very beginning or if this is your first time, you’ll still feel right at home,” said North Carolina Comicon Creative Director Brock McKinney. “For 2017 we really retooled the best parts of the conventions to make sure that each one is unique, and that it offers something that you can only get from that particular show. Plus, now you’ve got twice as many opportunities to come out, join the comic book insanity, and experience everything that makes N.C. Comicon such an intimate, creator-driven show.”