White Plains ComicFest returned to The Galleria At White Plains on April 27 for another one day spectacular filled with comic books, video games, cosplay, virtual reality, crafts, and more! Brought to you by the White Plains Cares Coalition, and the White Plains Youth Bureau, you’ll find that this event is very kid friendly, complete with an activity section specifically designed for young ones. And as always, this show is FREE for all ages!
For its fifth year, WPCF brought in special guest Gigi Edgley, as well as featured artists Rodney Ramos, Will Torres, and Russ Rainbolt. Many other publishers, authors, and artists surrounded the show floor as well, such as Ed Watson, Bun Leung, and Archie Comics Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit. And with live music, lightsaber demonstrations, cosplay contests, and more, White Plains Comic Fest had an action packed schedule from 11am to 6pm!
On top of the many vendors specializing in comic books, booths could be found circled around the mall’s Food Court showcasing action figures, trading cards, LEGOs, and of course Funko Pops! All kinds of collectibles filled the area and excited fans were looking for the best deals.
Cosplay was also a hit a this show! The 501st Legion brought several well-dressed Star Wars characters for pictures and was even giving out custom trading cards based on their costumes. The Haunt at Rocky Ledge was also back to serve up spooky costuming at their booth, as well as photo ops. But one of the highlights of WPCF was the gigantic mural painted by Russ Rainbolt which featured Marvel Comics’ late Stan Lee surrounded by some of Marvel’s biggest superheroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, among others!
Artists were also offering not only prints & stickers, but original art commission opportunities as well! I saw many artists drawing special pieces for children like Spider-Man and other superheroes, which made their faces light up. That’s what this event is all about! Everything White Plains ComicFest does is to promote reading, self-confidence, and acceptance – and it clearly shows in all of its programming. But whether you’re looking for an affordable family outing, or you’re a veteran collector looking for a key issue comic, White Plains ComicFest has it all within a small footprint!
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