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Our guide to Central Florida Comic Con

Prep for the convention with events, guests, and exhibitions we wouldn’t miss.

A group in Star Wars costumes posing with R2-D2

The Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion are ready — we hope you R2.

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We’re lighting up the Bat Signal for all Lakeland superfans — now’s your time to shine. This weekend kicks off Central Florida Comic Con (CFCC), which describes itself as a celebration of all things nerdy, including comics, movies, games, and art.

Need-to-know info

CFCC will take over the RP Funding Center on Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You can buy tickets and VIP passes for the full weekend or just one day.

Can’t-miss events

Get ready for an action-packed weekend, because the events are non-stop. Listen in on expert panels, try your hand at gaming tournaments, and ask stars your burning questions in Q+As. Pencil in these events:

  • Building a Galaxy Far Far Away | Saturday, Jan. 20 | 10:30 a.m. | Sikes I
  • Self Publishing and Creative Content Creation | Saturday, Jan. 20 | 11:30 a.m. | Lake Parker Room
  • Let’s Talk Toys with Dave Wheeler | Sunday, Jan. 21 | 12:30 p.m. | Sikes I

Meet your favorite stars dressed as your favorite character at CFCC.

If you’re a cosplayer (aka someone who loves dressing as their favorite character), don’t miss the cosplay contests on Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Pro tip: Read over the costume policies before finalizing your ‘fit.

High-profile exhibitions

In between games and contests, stop by the Exhibition Halls to browse art, collectibles, and merch featuring your favorite characters. Keep an eye out for the 501st Legion in the arena — a group of “Star Wars” superfans in accurate costuming.

Big names in the entertainment world will also be at CFCC for panels and meet and greets, including Tom Kenny, the voice of “Spongebob Squarepants.” Check out the price list for autographs and selfies.