Lexington Comic-Con: Details, schedules, guests

March 13, 2014 

The Lexington Comic and Toy Convention has oodles of stuff going on during its three days at the Lexington Convention Center: face time with original Star Trek stars William Shatner and George Takei (not together, though), and Nichelle Nichols, a panel in which pro wrestler Mick Foley will talk about how he lost his ear, and several sessions of "sci-fi speed dating."

Here are the basics. For more specific schedules, maps and other details, go to Lexingtoncomiccon.com.

DETAILS

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 15; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16. (Most events on March 14 and those after 6 p.m. March 15 are for VIP ticketholders only.)

Where: Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine St., and environs.

Tickets: $15-$17.50 for one day, $25 for two days; free for kids ages 10 and younger. VIP tickets are sold out. Extra charge for some events, including the Amy Jo Johnson Experience ($100) and Jason David Frank meet-and-greets ($75). Available at door (cash only) and Lexingtoncomiccon.com.


SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

For the full schedule go to Lexingtoncomiccon.com.

MARCH 14

10 p.m.-midnight: Meet-and-greet costume party with Freddie & the Cruegers (open to public; Heritage Hall).

MARCH 15

11 a.m.: Q&A with William Shatner (Regency Ballroom in the Hyatt Regency hotel). Screening of Comic Geeks (Patterson Ballroom B). Q&A with Robert Venditti (Patterson Ballrooms C & D).

Noon: Screening of Turra: Gun Angel (Patterson Ballroom B). Dino Thunder Q&A panel (Patterson Ballrooms C and D).

1 p.m.: Costume contest (Heritage prefunction area). Power Rangers Time Force panel (Patterson Ballrooms C and D). Doctor Who story panel (Patterson Ballrooms E, F and G).

2:30 p.m.: Weapons demonstration with Jason David Frank (main convention floor).

11:45 p.m.: Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Kentucky Theater, 214 E. Main St.).

MARCH 16

10 a.m.: Mick Foley and Big Van Vader Q&A: "The Ear Incident" (Patterson Ballrooms A-D).

11 a.m.: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers panel (Patterson Ballrooms A-D). Wrestling stories with Jim Cornette (Patterson Ballrooms E, F and G).

Noon: Children's costume contest for ages 14 and younger (Heritage prefunction area).

1 p.m.: Jason David Frank Q&A (Patterson Ballrooms A-D).

2 p.m.: Cosplay 101 panel (Patterson Ballrooms A-D).


SELECT GUESTS

These people are among those scheduled to attend the Lexington Comic-Con. For more guests and specific details about appearances and where guests will be, visit Lexingtoncomiccon.com.

Star Trek stars William Shatner, George Takei and Nichelle Nichols.

The Walking Dead actors Melissa McBride and Theodus Crane.

Power Rangers actors Amy Jo Johnson, Jason David Frank, Jason Narvy, Paul Schrier, Steve Cardenas, Karan Ashley, Alison MacInnis and more.

Revenge of the Nerds stars and King of the Nerds hosts Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong

■ Comic book creators Jim Steranko, Denny O'Neil, Bob McLeod, Doug Sneyd, Janet Lee, Allen Bellman, Tim Seeley, Mike Royer, Larry Elmore, Bob Hall, Robert Venditti, Jim Mahfood, Mark Kidwell, Jeremy Whitley, Gary Kwapisz, Billy Tackett and more.

■ Pro wrestling's Mick Foley and Big Van Vader, Honky Tonk Man and Jim Cornette

The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno

Star Wars actors Tim Rose, Ralph Brown, John Morton and more.

■ Actors James Hampton, Carlos Alazraqui, Christopher McDonald, Mike Quinn, Glenn Morshower, Felix Silla, Naomi Grossman and Paris Themmen; Mark and Matt Harris from Storage Wars; and Fark.com founder Drew Curtis.

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