Participants at a previous SW-Florida Comic-Con event. COURTESY PHOTO

SW-Florida Comic-Con will hold its fifth annual comic book convention and pop culture event in Fort Myers. The event is set for 10 a.m. at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 29 at the Crowne Plaza hotel at the bell tower.

The show will feature over 125 vendors catering to a range of interests including comics, magazines, toys, games, movies, TV shows, cartoons, manga, wrestling, cosplay, artwork, sketches, clothing and more. Additionally, a roster of comic book industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities will be on hand for meetups and greetings. There will be over $ 1,500 in door prizes.

Featured guests and attractions include: Jennifer Cihi, Sailor Moon voice actress; a live Sailor Moon concert at 6.30 p.m. with Jennifer Cihi; the cast of the animated television series “Gintama”; actor Justin Nimmo; cartoonist Steve Leialoha; comic book legend and Will Eisner Hall of Famer Trina Robbins; WWE wrestling super star and Hall of Fame member Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart; professional wrestling live at noon; vehicles from famous television series; and a cosplay contest at 4 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. General admission is $ 20; children under 11 are free; VIP Cosplay tickets cost $ 50; and platinum tickets are $ 100. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door at the registration desk in the lobby.

The Crowne Plaza hotel is located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers. For more information visit http: // www.swfloridacomiccon.com. ??


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