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Buffalo hosts Nickel City Con with Ray Park and Sean Astin

You know Buffalo has hit the big time when it throws its own large, comic-con style convention complete with a good list of celebrity guests and top comic artists.

So don’t forget to check out the first Nickel City Con this weekend at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, sponsored by Dave & Adam’s Card World, the local company known for its sports collectibles and now vintage comes.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

Celebrities include Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), Ray Park (“Star Wars”), four stars from AMC’s “Comic Book Men” series, Esme Bianco and Rick Worthy from Syfy’s “The Magicians” and wrestlers Ric Flair and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine.

The list also includes comic-book artists like Joe Rubinstein (Wolverine, Batman, Superman), Steve Geiger (Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk, Bloodshot), Sal Otero (“Ant Hill,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and Brian Kong (Marvel Comics, Malibu Comics, Tekno Comics).

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