KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) — Central Texas comic book and pop culture fans now have something new to look forward to every year.
Giganticon, a comic book and pop culture festival just wrapped up its first year at the Killeen Civic and Convention Center.
“This place is a different kind of magic, it’s a different world,” said actor TJ Storm.
What do R2-D2, Godzilla and Deadpool have in common?
They were all in attendance for Killeen’s first Giganticon this weekend.
“It’s where you meet your compatriots and hang out with your friends and share art, share comics and exchange interesting ideas. It’s really fun, I love it,” Storm said.
The weekend-long event brought together over a hundred exhibitors showcasing amazing comics, toys, collectibles and artwork.
Attendees also got involved in cosplay, paying homage to their favorite characters with costume replicas so accurate in detail, they’ll make you do a double take.
“You see their love, what they love in their life. Then you see someone across the room with the exact same passion about it and you’re like ‘are we coming to become best friends? “Yeah, we did and that’s that bond you see,” Giganticon owner Brian Fletcher said.
Giganticon also featured special guests from cult classics like Dragon Ball Z, Star Trek, and Stranger Things among many others.
Storm, best known for his roles in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and The Predator, was fascinated by sci-fi movies growing up.
Now he says it’s an honor to work alongside some of his childhood favorites.
“Being able to get lost in novels and movies like Star Wars and Star Trek and stuff like that. The Neverending Story, The Neverending Story guy is here. I love that stuff,” Storm said.
If you didn’t make it to Giganticon this year, I recommend any comic fan to put it on your bucket list for 2023.
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