Comic Con Comes to Tulsa This Weekend
Comic book artists, writers, movie stars and fans merge into a three day pop culture carnival at the Cox Buisness Center in Tulsa this weekend.
Captain Kirk, Freddy Kruger and Daryl from the Walking Dead walk into a bar. That's not a joke. It's actually quite possible at the Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con, as William Shatner, Robert Englund and Norman Reedus will meet with fans there this weekend.
Imagine what you'd get if you mixed a flea market and a disco full of celebrities. Throw in a cosplayer dressed as Catwoman dancing with Corey Feldman around a group of storm troopers and you've got the Fellini-escque environment of a comic con.
Once these conventions were fringe. They were considered nerd meccas. Now Comic Cons are for everyone says Wizards World Spokesman Jerry Milani.
“Comic book culture or the superhero culture is more mainstream then it has ever been. People are excited to, for example, meet Michael Rooker who was in Guardians of the Galaxy, or Lou Ferrigno who was the incredible Hulk.”
The Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno agrees. He thinks meeting fans in Tulsa is a smashingly cool opportunity.
“Every country in the world embraces the Hulk. Every nationality loves the character. It’s gonna be a mega show, it’s going to be a big hit. And also I’ll be at the table I have my poster and pictures, and fans can take a photo op with me and everyone can walk away with a smile on their face.”
The convention starts at 3 p.m. on Friday and lasts until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Three day tickets are sold out.