Superheroes, like cannonballs filled with nougat, combine outer strength with internal goodness. Learn from their stories with today’s Groupon to Albuquerque Comic Con, on January 13–15, 2012, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Children younger than 12 receive $5 admission on Sunday and weekend passes for $10. Children younger than 6 receive free admission. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get two tickets valid for admission on Sunday, January 15, 2012 (a $30 value).
- For $15, you get one full-weekend pass (a $30 value).<p>
Albuquerque Comic Con, which has been featured on KRQE News 13, unites comic-book fans with genre writers, actors, and artists during a three-day celebration. This year’s fest centers around the 70th anniversary of the Wonder Woman comic, paying homage to the iconic character’s legacy, creator, and contribution to the modern lie detector. During a slew of celebrity appearances, attendees can mingle with and procure autograph-signing tips from actors including True Blood’s Kristin Bauer, four-time Star Trek movie star Brent Spiner, and Lou “The Hulk” Ferrigno. Artists such as Gene Ha and Jenny Frison will offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of their celebrated drawings, and exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate how to keep ones’ superpowers in check.
Albuquerque Comic Con
Usually, it's pretty hard to get Batman and Spider-Man in the same room. Fortunately, the Albuquerque Comic Con doesn't have any typical rooms. The annual convention's cosplay contest fills the Albuquerque Convention Center with fanmade costumes representing comic book characters heroic and villainous, famous and obscure. After making their way through the throng of caped crusaders, visitors can panels hosted by comic book legends. Honored guests at this year's convention include famed X-Men scribe Fabian Nicieza, Mad Magazine mainstay Sergio Aragonés, and Wolverine co-creator Len Wein. The con also has guests from outside the comics multiverse; luminaries from the film and television world include Babylon 5's Claudia Christian, Birds of Prey's Rachel Skarsten, and character actor Deep Roy. The convention also include vendor booths, where retailers hawk everything from rare back issues to a half-eaten stop sign rumored to belong to Matter Eater Lad.