Spokane’s Lilac City Comicon is getting a little sister. This weekend, the inaugural Lake City Comicon in Coeur d’Alene is bringing all of pop culture’s myriad fandoms together with 100 exhibitors of comics, toys, collectibles, arts and crafts, games and much more. Special celebrity guests at the event include actor Jackson Bostwick (the 1970’s Shazam!) and stuntman Felix Silla, who played an ewok in Return of the Jedi. Artist and animator Tom Cook also appears; you’ve seen his work in tons of ’80s and ’90s cartoons, like He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Also on the event’s schedule is ongoing enamel pin trading and a “Pop Swap!” for the trading of the popular, big-headed Funko Pop! brand figurines. Kids can also train to become one with the force at the Force Academy’s booth.
Sat, Oct. 20 from 10 am-4 pm • $5; kids 12 and under free • Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Building 25 • 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene • lakecitycon.com
— Chey Scott