When October rolls around, monsters and superheroes get busy preparing for the spookfest at the end of the month. But here in Okinawa, the party starts a little earlier.
The Okinawa Comic Con is coming back Oct. 14 on Camp Foster, and will once again feature cosplay contests, art competitions, gaming tournaments, panel discussions and more. Just like last year, this celebration of fandom is dedicated to a wide spectrum of pop culture to target both American and Japanese fans.
The guest lineup includes actor Michael Copon, the Blue Power Ranger, Neil Kaplan, the voice of Optimus Prime from Transformers, and Anime Mecha Designer Junichiro Tamamori, who designed space battleships and attack fighters for the Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers) 2199/2022.
Tickets for Gold Pass Exclusive, a Pre-Con event on Oct. 13, is available now. The ticket fee ($25 for adult, $15 for children under 13) covers a meet and greet, expedited entry to autograph sessions and more.
Since it launched in 2011, Comic Con Okinawa has been stepping up its game. The passion and dedication that fans bring to this subtropical island is expected to once again make this event a special one.
Comic Con Okinawa
Date: Oct. 14 (Pre-Con event on Oct. 13)
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pre-Con event from 2 to 5 p.m.)
Location: Camp Foster Fieldhouse, Community Center Auditorium, and Ocean Breeze