Thursday, August 13, 2015

10 things you didn't know about this weekend's Windsor ComiCon

Posted By on Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 1:40 PM

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1.) You didn't even know it was happening, did you? And yet it's right across the river.

2.) It's in the perfect place: Windsor. Why? The mayor's name sounds like that of a comic book character: Drew Dilkens.

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens even has Clark Kent glasses. (Alas, no wavy curl on his forehead.) - TWITTER.COM
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  • Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens even has Clark Kent glasses. (Alas, no wavy curl on his forehead.)

3.) It's at Caesar's Windsor, as in, "Great Caesar's ghost!"

4.) Celebrity guests will include Kevin Smith, as well as actors from such shows as The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad.

5.) All you need is $50 and legal proof that you're 19 years old to have a beer with Norm from the TV show Cheers. (Although if you're 19, you're probably more interested in the beer than actor George Wendt.)

TV's "Norm" will be "on tap" in Windsor this weekend.
  • TV's "Norm" will be "on tap" in Windsor this weekend.

6.) Walking Dead star Michael Cudlitz will be there, although you probably shouldn't run up to his booth and start praising him for his voice work in the Call of Duty games.

7.) You can have your photo taken in the 1966 Batmobile, but don't turn the key: Canadian emissions standards are too stringent to run the machine anymore.

8.) In keeping with good taste and family fun, any and all "cosplay" will be strictly G-rated, despite what you think you learned from Tumblr.

Windsor is full of freaked-out, pot-smoking weirdos. Except when it's taken over by nerds during ComiCon.
  • Windsor is full of freaked-out, pot-smoking weirdos. Except when it's taken over by nerds during ComiCon.

9.) If you thought getting back into the United States was a chore, try it in a leotard and a mask. (Canadian officials, however, will probably just wave you through.)

10.) The Windsor ComiCon takes place 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Aug. 15 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16. For tickets and more information, see windsorcomicon.com.


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