Think back to the last day of fifth grade before summer hit. You were so delirious with joy you chewed through the pink erasers on your no. 2 pencils, practically pulled out your pigtails from your pre-pubescent cranium, and ripped tiny tears in your Mead composition book. Adults rarely get to tap into that non-substance based ecstasy -- unless materials goods get you off and you find yourself in the audience of Oprah's Favorite Things.
But we're giving away five free tickets to the Wizard World Comic Con on February 26 and 27, and we think this will make you just as dementedly happy. You'll get to shake hands with Batman/Mayor West, brush your hips up against the actual DeLorean from Back to the Future, and cheek kiss Kids in the Hall's Scott Thompson. Have you always wanted to thumb wrestle Billy Dee Williams? Us too. And not to freak you out, but this may be your only chance.
To win five comic con tickets, leave a comment with your favorite
superhero on the Cultist Facebook page (yes, you must actually "Like" the page first). We'll pick a winner at random by
Wednesday at 5 p.m. Tickets will be held for you at the event. (And if you leave a comment on this post, the entire New Times staff will sit around and laugh at your inability to follow directions, seriously.)
Regulars tickets cost $25 -- no small change when you consider that
everyone from Billy Dee Williams to Adam West will be charging $20 and
up for their John Hancocks. But even without any Andrew Jacksons in your
pocket (what, too many dead white men references?), you can wander the comic con and gawk at geek fans and camp
stars. Here are some of the weekend's other human attractions: Robin (Burt Ward),
Darth Maul (Ray Park), cast from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, wrestler
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Kevin Nash, Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters, and Gena Lee Nolin from
Baywatch. Remember: Gawk, don't stalk.