15 years of geek culture converge this weekend at Puerto Rico Comic Con

San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

This weekend geeks from far and wide will take over the island of Puerto Rico to celebrate Puerto Rico Comic Con, the largest and most important entertainment show in the region. The event, which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary, will once again showcase the best of pop culture, including TV, film, videogames, collectibles, anime, cosplay, and more.

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Over 40K fans strong descended on Puerto Rico Comic Con 2016 over three days.


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A group of cosplayers strut their stuff at Puerto Rico Comic Con 2016.


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Puerto Rico Comic Con will be held this May 26 through 28 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in the city of San Juan. The few tickets still available can be purchased at Ticketpop.com or by calling TicketPop at 787.294.0001.

According to Ricardo Carrion, executive producer of the event, “This year’s entertainment value proposition is the most varied and complete yet. This is so chiefly because, for the past 15 years, our followers, exhibitors and industry professionals have given us the support and energy to continue growing and put on a world-class show. Because our priority is to please our fans, this year’s show will integrate new dimensions, all of which are geared at giving geeks of all ages an experience like no other.”

What’s new for Puerto Rico Comic Con 2017?

 

A slew of special guests

As is the norm at Puerto Rico Comic Con, industry professionals from all areas of the entertainment spectrum will be there, including main players in the areas of film, TV, comics, videogames, animation and more. Among this year’s roster of special guests:

  • Frank Miller – Award-winning comic book and graphic novel creator, the main behind iconic titles such as Batman, Sin City, 300, Ronin, Elektra, Daredevil, Wolverine, and others. Miller is the event’s Guest of Honor.
  • Finn Jones – Lead actor of “Marvel’s Iron Fist” and “The Defenders”, both on Netflix. Jones is also known for his work as Loras Tyrell in “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s super successful series.
  • David Ramsey – Actor who portrays John Diggle in the TV series “Arrow,” as well as powerful performances in series such as Showtime’s “Dexter.”
  • Brianna Hildebrand – She is Negasonic Teenage Warhead from the box-office smash “Deadpool.”
  • Tara Strong – Voice actor that gives life to a multitude of characters from popular animated and videgame franchises, including “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Batman: Arkham,” among many others.
  • Reika – International cosplayer and model, who comes to the Island directly from Japan, birthplace of cosplay culture. Reika has almost half a million social media followers and is considered one of the industry’s most important cosplayers.

 

Other special guests include actors and industry professionals from the Star Wars saga and the Star Wars Rebels TV series, presented in Puerto Rico Comic Con buy local retailer Toys in the Attic . Among the guests are Taylor Gray, Orli Shoshan, Nalini Krishan, Mike Edmonds, and Nick Maley.

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