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Holy Guacamole! Alamo City Comic Con Invades SA

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ACCC does take a different approach than most cons though, by keeping a lot of the focus on comic books, which are quickly becoming afterthoughts at the very conventions they helped spawn. De La Fuente hopes to change that.

“I think people see Hollywood and the celebrities, and the comics kind of get missed. They get lost. [Like at Wizard World in Austin], maybe this is controversial, but artists don’t like to go there. They go when they are offered a free table. I don’t know if it’s a failure of leadership, or maybe they just don’t have the right push, but it’s expensive and they place the vendors first. I take care of artists.”

De La Fuente puts comic books, and the artists who create them, front and center.

“I include actual artwork in all my VIP packages. I want people to have that. Meeting a celebrity, that is what, five or 10 minutes? It’s cool, but if you own a lithograph, something from an artist, that can be for a lifetime. Hopefully that inspires some people.”

“Inspired” could by used to describe De La Fuente himself: Inspired to turn SA into a full-fledged nerd hub, if only for one weekend a year. With a solid inaugural lineup, Alamo City Comic Con seems poised to do just that. Here’s some sage advice for you jedi to follow on this new, potentially awesome, quest.

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Dates and times are subject to change. Visit alamocitycomiccon.com/panels-screenings for up-to-the-minute info.

’80s Transformers Reunion

Definitely more than meets the eye, voice actors Dan Gilvezan (Bumblebee), Hal Rayle (Shrapnel, Snarl and Primacron), and Paul Eiding (Perceptor) will take part in a panel. Friday noon–12:45pm and Saturday 11–11:45am

Back to the Future

Attend a dramatic (and sure to be quirky) reading of the movie script by Sean Astin, Rob Paulsen and others. When they hit 88 words per minute, you’re gonna hear some serious S#!%. Saturday 5–7pm

Batman ’66

Adam West and Burt Ward, the Dynamic Duo, reunited. Need I say more? Awesomesauce. Saturday noon–12:45pm

Breaking Into Comics

Offering aspiring artists development opportunities and the chance to be face-to-face with movers and shakers, Aspen Comics will be on hand to help those trying to break into the comic industry. Saturday 2–2:45pm

Cosplay Corner

Featuring the lovely Nadia Anton, Nicole Marie Jean, MarieDoll, Leanna Vamp and not as lovely Spencer Doe, come see these professional cosplayers strut their stuff and show you how it’s done. Saturday 4–4:45pm

Halo: Chatting with the chief, Steve Downes, voice of Master Chief

The voice of one of the most iconic videogame characters in history, the gravely elocution provided by Downes can emasculate the manliest of men and turn a seemingly benign “Hello” into the most epic greeting ever. You’ve been warned (and teased). Friday noon–12:45pm

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