AdventureCon exhibition planned for Knoxville this weekend

AdventureCon exhibition planned for Knoxville this weekend


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Comic book, toy and movie memorabilia enthusiasts will invade the Knoxville Convention Center this weekend for AdventureCon.

The autograph and collectibles event will have booths for buying and trading, artist displays, model, prop and costume contests and autograph signings with notable science fiction and fantasy celebrities.

Notable guest panelists include Jon Bernthal of "The Walking Dead" television series, Ian Whyte of the "Predator" series, Ioan Gruffudd of "Fantastic Four," Alan Tudyk of "Serenity" and "Firefly" television series, and Kevin McNally of "Pirates of the Caribbean".

These celebrities will be available at panels throughout the weekend to answer questions from fans and sign photos and memorabilia.

AdventureCon will take place at the Knoxville Convention Center from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

AdventureCon attendees will have the chance to compete in events throughout the conference.

On Saturday, they will hold a science fiction model and prop contest. Participants can submit entries in three categories: Sci-Fi mechanical (robots and vehicles), Sci-Fi organic (monsters and creatures) or Sci-Fi prop replica.

Also on Saturday, organizers will host a costume competition for attendees who wear a costume from their favorite movie or comic book.

Winners will be announced and prizes distributed.

General Admission tickets are available online and for purchase at the door.

A one-day pass for Saturday is $14 and a full weekend pass is $20.

This year's conference is the 10-year anniversary of AdventureCon.

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