Nick Kozel


Wizard World Comic Con 2017

May 5
5-10 p.m.
May 6
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
May 7
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$39.95-$49.95 daily; $79.95 three-day pass
Expos, Festivals

This weekend, folks from Minnesota and beyond will convene at the Wizard World Comic Con for three days of cosplay, celebrity meet-and-greets, artist sales, yoga sessions, and mini parties. This year’s star lineup includes a Dr. Who reunion of sorts with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols, former Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, Monkees Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz, and Buffy alumnae Charisma Carpenter, Nicholas Brendon, and James Marsters. Oh yeah, and be on the lookout for Charlie Sheen. He’ll be around, too. Saturday night’s costume contest is a great event for people-watching, and the many workshops — such as cosplay on a budget, drawing lessons, and wigs 101 — make for fun times between standing in line. Plan your days carefully; there’s a lot to see and do. For tickets and more info, visit