A weekend devoted to the comics is set for Ocean City April 9-10. Visitors will be able to meet the creators of super heroes and comic book characters at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.
Participating in “OC Con” will be Paris Cullins of DC and Marvel Comics, Rusty Gilligan of Archie Comics, Disney Films and Upper Deck, Bob Petrecca of DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Upper Deck, and many more creative writers and artists. Discussion panels are planned for both days.
Event begins on Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m. with a one mile Super Hero Run followed by a Super Hero Obstacle Dash at noon. Contestants are encouraged to compete in super hero costumes. Register at www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.
Show hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by on Sunday at 2 p.m. to participate in or see a Cosplay (costume contest).
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children (12 and under). Two day admissions are $8 for adults and $3 for children (12 and under). Comic book and memorabilia vendors wanted. For more information, call (609) 399-6111, or visit www.oceancityvacation.com or www.oceancitylibrary.org. Event is sponsored by the City of Ocean City and Ocean City Free Public Library.