For Marvel, ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek’ fans

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Florida Today

Published 12:30 p.m. ET Sept. 5, 2018
Buy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideBuy PhotoCosplayer, artist and public speaker Nerd Bunny and cosplayer and gamer Adelyn Dawn at a previous Space Coast Comic Con.(Photo: TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY)Buy PhotoAttention cosplayers and fans of “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and Marvel: It’s time to geek out at the Space Coast Comic Con.The superheroish event returns Sept. 7-9 to the Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa. Comic con hours will be from 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Special guests include actor Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim in “Star Trek: Voyager”), self-described B movie actor and martial artist Joel Wynkoop, filmmaker and producer Alex Fernandez, and WWF wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan.The longtime pro wrestler Duggan entertained countless Generation Xers in the 1980s and ’90s on TV. His signature sound was “hooo!” and he was known for waving a giant American flag around the wrestling ring.More: I’m a huge ‘Star Wars’ fan and this is what I thought of ‘Solo’More: Merritt Island drone pilot produces ‘Wonder of the Blue’ ocean docSpace Coast Comic Congoers can also get some cool photo ops with cosplayers Old Guy and Dylan, Carlos Navarro, Tugg the Super Dog, cosplay group Agents of Mirth, and many others.”Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. (Photo: Submitted)Those who attend are invited to cosplay, too.Another big draw to the comic book convention is the shopping and panels. Look for Brevard author Jaimie Engle and comic book artist Jake Estrada (Space Coast Comixx).Some of the panel discussions and special events on tap include indie comic marketing, the anthropology of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars,” the third annual Spacie Awards, a renegades show, fitness geekery, YouTube filming, a sorting hat ceremony for Harry Potter fanatics, family cosplay, and creatures and cultures of “Star Wars” for kids.“It’s a small family-driven show with big heart. Looking to entertain Brevard County, Florida,” said Estrada, Space Coast Comic Con co-promoter.Single-day tickets are $12, $25 for a Sunday family day pass and $25 for a weekend pass. Visit spacecoastcomiccon.com.Manderville is a community content specialist at FLORIDA TODAY.Contact Manderville at 321-242-3614or lmanderville@floridatoday.com.Twitter: @lumandervilleSupport local journalism: Sign up for a special Summer Sale offer for new subscribers at floridatoday.com/subscribe.Buy PhotoTugg, the Super Hero dog is a bull terrier rescue dog found hurt and abandoned as a puppy, who now has his own comic book series, raises money for dog rescues, and has appeared on TV shows like Rachael Ray. He is at Space Coast Comic Con II, at the Space Coast Convention Center, located at the Holiday Inn Express in Cocoa. The three day event, Sept. 9-11, includes actors, cosplayers, authors, artists, and more. (Photo: TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY)Buy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoBuy PhotoAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideRead or Share this story: https://on.flatoday.com/2PCqIgr

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