This weekend marks the third annual Smallville Comic Con, a comic book and pop culture celebration that turns Hutchinson, KS into Smallville, KS, the childhood home of Clark Kent, aka Superman. Really, it’s post office official and everything! And this year will be the first time a TMS staffer will be present. I’m super stoked to finally be going after learning about it at the last minute last year and not being able to attend.
This year convention goers will get to enjoy an appearance by Helen Slater, an actress and musician who played the titular role in the 1984 film Supergirl, as well as roles in other Super-themed television series such as Smallville & Supergirl, not to mention the rest of her expansive work.
Lesley-Ann Brandt and Derek Stephen Prince will also be present this year, Lesley is a South African born actress is known for her roles in television series such as Spartacus, Gotham, and Lucifer. Derek is a voice actor whose work includes Power Rangers, Digimon, & Kingdom Hearts.
And no comic convention would be complete without creator guests, this year Smallville boasts creators from several mediums and fandoms with the likes of Marv Wolfman (DC Comics), Neo Edmund, Rick Stasi (DC, Marvel, Star Wars), Ken Lashley (Marvel, DC), Todd Aaron Smith (Batman, Spider-Man, The Avengers, Pokemon), Tommy Castillo (Batman Detective, Tales From the Crypt, Alice in Wonderland), Bryan Thomas Schmidt (X-Files, The Martian), Tom Cook (Flash Gordon, He-Man, Ghostbusters), Mark Winters (Magic the Gathering) Shaun Struble (The Li’l Depressed Boy), and Jason Meents (Tykes take over artwork).
Smallville also showcases the biggest lineup of cosplay guests I have ever seen, which is great as cosplay is one of the best things about any convention. All in all I’m excited to see what all Smallville has to offer.
For all the details, to check out the program or to purchase tickets visit ww.smallvillecomiccon.com
Event Hours: Saturday, June 11th: 9 am – 7 pm and Sunday, June 12th: 10 am – 5 pm
Located at: Kansas State Fair –
2000 N. Poplar
Smallville / Hutchinson, Kansas 67502
The main entrance and ticket office is located at the Meadowlark Building.
ALL PARKING IS FREE!!!
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