1301 2nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
This weekend, downtown Minneapolis will turn into the most epic nerd summit ever seen in Minnesota when Wizard World debuts its Minneapolis Comic Con at the Convention Center. Over three days, a mind-boggling variety of fandoms will convene with one goal in mind: to celebrate and learn a little more about their favorite form of entertainment, be it a video game, a television show, a comic book, a movie franchise, or all of the above. The list of celebrity guests visiting the festival is huge, and includes cultural icons (William Shatner! Adam West!), folks from the Whedonverse (Nathan Fillion! James Marsden!), actors from Lord of the Rings (Sean Astin!), a Dr. Who reunion (Matt Smith! Karen Gillan!), and Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund!). Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunities to show off your best cosplay getups, meet new friends, take in movies and special screenings, and shop for gear, comics, and collectibles. For more info, visit www.wizardworld.com. (Photo by Tatiana Craine)
Fri., May 2, 3-8 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014