Tulsa Comic Con 2014 Event Guide

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Tulsa Comic Con
Nov 7- 9, 2014
Tulsa, OK

This year's installment of the Tulsa Comic Con will be taking place November 7-9, 2014, at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. The convention center is located at 100 Civic Center Road, just off west 4th Street.

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What to Expect

The Tulsa Comic Con is quickly approaching and Midwestern fantasy and science fiction fans are gearing up for another great event. A variety of great activities, awesome photo opportunities, celebrity guests and colorful cosplay characters await all who attend the event, and you can bet that it will be the best party in the galaxy. It isn't too late to grab your tickets, and all are welcome to join in on the fun.

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walking dead tulsaNo word yet on the specific schedule, but here's a taste:

Fans of the popular AMC television series "The Walking Dead" will find a number of show's cast members present at the Tulsa Comic Con. Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene), Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon) will all be attending the event, and they're sure to answer all your pressing questions about life on the run in a post-apocalyptic world filled with hungry zombies and other crazy characters. Scott Wilson has been featured on-screen for nearly 50 years, and aside from his contributions to "The Walking Dead," he has appeared in a variety of films that include, Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," "In the Heat of the Night," "Pearl Harbor," "Monster," and numerous others. Jon Bernthal is a classically trained actor who has played a role in more than 30 off-Broadway theatrical productions over his career, and also been a member of a professional baseball team in Europe. Norman Reedus is probably best known for his role as Murphy McManus in the cult classic "The Boondock Saints" and its 2009 sequel "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," though the actor has played a number of other roles in films such as "Mimic," "Deuces Wild," "Blade II," "Gossip," "American Gangster" and many others. Michael Rooker plays Reedus's brother in "The Walking Dead," but has also been cast in other on-screen portrayals of "Days of Thunder," "JFK," "Cliffhanger," "Tombstone," and "Mallrats." Fans of the series should stop by the booths of these gentlemen to discuss what's in store for the coming seasons of "The Walking Dead," the best way to take care of a blood-thirsty zombie or what each actor is pursuing outside the popular AMC series.

If you're one of the many who grew up with the megazord and multi-colored rangers, be sure to grab an autograph or a photo with Jason David Frank who will be in attendance at this year's installment of Tulsa Comic Con. Frank is best known for his portrayal of Tommy, the green ranger, who joined the team in the original series "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." In the show, he utilized the power of the dragon shield and dagger, which were said to possess special healing powers and the ability to deflect energy projectiles. The character of Tommy later became the white ranger, who captured the heart of Kimberly the pink ranger and went on to lead the group against the evil forces of Zedd. Throughout the remainder of the series and numerous subsequent off-shoots, Tommy appeared in more episodes than any other character and was always a central fixture of the power rangers team. Off screen, Frank is an experienced martial arts practitioner who holds a seventh degree black​ belt in American karate and a purple belt in Brazilian ju jitsu. He owns two mixed martial arts (MMA) gyms in Texas and California, and is also the founder of "Jesus Didn't Tap," a Christian-based line of clothing and MMA equipment. Be sure to stop by his booth to get a chance to discuss what it was like working with Zordon, Alpha and the rest of the rangers brigade, or what will be on his acting schedule in the months to come.

Comic Con attendees should note that Photo Op tickets must be purchased separately, and are not included with admission to the show. All photo ops will be performed by a professional photographer and will be shot using ideal studio lighting and digital photography equipment supplied by the photographer. If you do not purchase your photo op tickets prior to the show, they may be bought inside the convention with cash only. ATMs will be available to Comic Con patrons, but be warned, they often run out of bills during the event. Pricing for each photo op depends on which celebrity you chose for the shoot. Fans will be able to get their photos taken with the following individuals: Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco, Dean Cain, James Marsters, Jason David Frank, Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker, Nicholas Brendon and Scott Wilson.

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Where to Buy Tickets

Guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets early online at the Wizard World website. Tickets will also be available at the door while supplies last, and for an increased rate. Children under 10 years of age are granted free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Adults are limited to only two unpaid children each day.

  • Three-day weekend passes are $65
  • Single-day Friday tickets are $35
  • Single-day Saturday tickets are $45
  • Single-day Sunday tickets are $40
  • VIP three-day weekend passes are $199
  • VIP Experience tickets are available for $75 to $325 depending on celebrities
  • Photo Op tickets available for $15 to $100 depending on celebrities

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Costume and Weapon Rules

Weapons Policy

To ensure that all attendees have a fun and safe experience at the Tulsa Comic Con, event officials have enacted some rules to govern the allowance of certain weapons. If an individual fails to adhere to the set weapon guidelines, her or she will be asked to leave the event without a refund on ticket price. The guidelines are as follows:

  • All weapons must be inspected by members of the security team stationed at the entrance of the event.
  • Weapons must be properly tagged by staff members prior to entry.
  • Actual firearms of any sort will not be allowed inside the convention center.
  • Simulated weapons for certain cosplay outfits will be allowed, but must be non-firing.
  • Bladed weapons must be fixed within their sheaths so they cannot be removed.
  • If you are found to have an untagged weapon inside the show, you will be escorted to the security area to have your weapon inspected and tagged.
  • If your weapon does not meet the criteria listed above, you will not be permitted entry to the convention.
  • If you are unsure about your weapon or it does not meet the specifications of security personnel, please leave it at home to ensure admission.

Costume Policy

Costumes are encouraged, however, the Tulsa Comic Con is a family-friendly event and patrons are asked to refrain from dressing in lewd or scandalous attire. The costume contest will be held on Saturday, with a special kids installment set for Sunday.

  • Guests' costumes must abide by local and federal indecent exposure laws.
  • This event will be attended by persons from all age groups, and you should be sure to wear clothing that will not offend.
  • Harassment of any other Comic Con attendee will likely result in you being asked to leave.
  • All costumes and props must not fire, spray, shoot, or ignite, or you will be prohibited from entering

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Getting Around

The Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa resides just a few blocks from US-75, US-64 and I-244, and is also easily accessible using public buses. Book one of Vacation Rentals.com's downtown Tulsa vacation rentals, or accommodations located outside the city.

  • Driving: From the Tulsa International Airport, get on OK-11 west from east Apache Street and north 75th Avenue. Keep left and merge onto US-75 south toward downtown Tulsa. Take the left hand exit toward I-244 west and continue down the interstate for 2 miles. Take exit 5B for 2nd Street toward downtown, then turn right onto south Frisco Avenue. The destination will be on your right. Parking spaces will be available around the convention center, and guests should defer to local authorities who are likely to be direction traffic outside the event.
  • Public Transportation: Comic Con attendees hoping to use public transportation should take a brown line 117 bus to the south Houston Avenue and west 4th Street bus stop. The convention center is located just south of the bus stop.

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Things to Do Besides Tulsa Comic Con

  • Although it's not located right by Comic Con, it's definitely worth squeezing a trip to the Tulsa Zoo into your itinerary.
  • See what's playing at the BOK Center during your visit.
  • The Center of the Universe is a neat little attraction located right by Comic Con - known for its amazing echoes!
  • Check out the Woody Guthrie Center while you're here - it's close to Comic Con and a unique, favorite Tulsa attraction.

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Where to Stay

Hotels are small, expensive, and sell out fast. Tulsa vacation homes and condos, on the other hand, are a much roomier alternative. Make sure to explore your variety of lodging options before your arrival. 

Choose from amenities like a private hot tub, pet-friendly accommodations, and more!

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