1-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
A sort of DMV for those wishing to retain their geek cards legally – or, perhaps, a Klingon kibbutz – this 20-year-old nerdgasm of all of the things that made your misunderstood brother’s childhood bedroom smell like green plastic has grown into a whirling behemoth of Pop Rocks and cash cows. This year’s iteration brings a cavalcade of space-age luminaries – the centerpiece event appears to be the convergence of original cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation (but – shut up! – hottie Dean Cain from Lois & Clark is going to be there; also Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno!) – along with stars from the wizarding worlds of gaming, comics, sci-fi and horror. Bear in mind, the event gets significantly more expensive the more you do, superhero. You could easily spend thousands. Sprinkled in between opportunities to pay for signed 8-by-10s of personal heroes and general convention point-of-purchase kiosking are numerous “activities,” like RPG contests, stand-up comedy and, naturally, speed dating. Luke, your light saber is showing. – Billy Manes
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