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William Shatner among guests for Nickel City Con

Captain Kirk is beaming into Buffalo.

Actor William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on the original "Star Trek" series and in multiple movies, will attend the second annual Dave & Adam's Nickel City Con, being held May 19 to 21 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Shatner will appear for one day only, May 20, and will sign autographs, meet fans and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Also scheduled to appear so far are Sam Jones (“Flash Gordon,” “Ted”), WWE star Mick Foley and his daughter, Noelle Foley, plus animators Tom Cook (“Scooby-Doo,” “He-Man”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”) and Mike Toth (Disney Animation Studios).

There were plenty of costumes seen at the first Nickel City Con held in August 2016. From left are Kate Knadle dressed as Silk, Alex Schmitt as the Riddler, and Cory Knadle as Spiderman, (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News file photo)

A VIP experience is currently being offered for Shatner ($200), Sam Jones ($150), Mick Foley ($165) and Noelle Foley ($100) and includes three-day admission, 20-minute early entry, autographed 8x10 photo, a photo opportunity, guaranteed VIP seating for Q&A panel, a VIP swag bag and Nickel City Con Exclusive Variant Comic.

Autograph and photo op tickets are also available separately for purchase.

The three-day convention will feature plenty of comics, video-game tournaments, virtual reality gaming, cosplay contests, sci-fi speed dating, vendors and a visit from Megatron. You can also get your photo taken with the captain's seat from "Star Trek" and the photo booth from "Dr. Who."

Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. May 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21. Tickets $15 per day ($12 at both Dave & Adam's retail locations) or $30 for a 3-day pass (for a limited time only). Kids ages 10 and younger are admitted free with an adult ticket. Full information on guests, activities and tickets can be found at

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