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. Tomorrow kicks off the fifth 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. 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22 from 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 can’t-miss events:

  • The Voices of Phineas and Ferb: Vincent Martella and David Errigo Jr. | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 11 a.m. | Sikes K and J
  • Lightsaber Spinning for the Tragically Uncoordinated | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 12:30 p.m. | Sikes I
  • 30 Years of Jurassic Park: Because Dinosaurs Will Always Be Awesome | Sunday, Jan. 22 | 3 p.m. | Sikes G

If you’re a cosplayer (AKA someone who loves dressing as your favorite character), don’t miss the cosplay contests on Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pro tip: Read over the costume policies before finalizing your ‘fit.

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

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 Judith Hoag from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” WWE wrestler X-Pac, “Power Rangers” stars, and comic creators. Check out the price list for autographs and selfies.