Comic Con Opens With Big Names In Downtown Tulsa

Friday, October 21st 2016, 5:17 pm
By: Joseph Holloway

Tulsa is the center of the universe for thousands of gamers and comic book fans this weekend.

They're coming to meet their heroes at Wizard World's Comic Con.

"I can't disguise it, I can't hide myself, even the way I walk," said Lou Ferrigno. "People can see me a mile away and say, 'That's the incredible hulk.'"

Ferrigno says he's excited to meet Tulsa's Hulk enthusiasts.

"They support what I do and they want to know about the character, about the makeup, they ask questions," he said.

Gamers and superhero fanatics live for this event, in its third year. Victor Dandridge creates comic books and shows them off at the convention.

Dandridge said, "I could be the guy who produces stuff and sends it through diamond distributors and gets into comic stores all over the place but then, I don't have that interaction. I don't have that feedback with my fan base."

Organizers say it's not just about video games and comic books. Comic Con is really a celebration of pop culture.

"It's an opportunity obviously for fans to meet them but a big thing for these celebrities is that they're getting to meet the fans, they're getting to get feedback from them, 'oh, I loved you in this role', 'Oh, I thought this was your best role,'" Jerry Milani, Wizard World.

Ferrigno has been to several conventions and loves how family friendly they are.

"It's nothing to do with sex, drugs or violence. It's positive. It's great, you have a chance for family to spend time with their kids and just have a good time."

Learn more about Wizard World's Tulsa Comic Con.