Expos & Special Exhibitions, Pop Culture

Wizard World St. Louis

When: Fri., April 1, 3-8 p.m., Sat., April 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., April 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2016

Wizard World is back, which means you're going to see a whole mess of li'l Batman and Doctor Strange cosplayers (what? we can dream) roaming around downtown this weekend. The pop culture convention takes over America's Center (701 Convention Plaza; www.wizardworld.com) from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (April 1 to 3). In addition to the cosplayers there will be comic book creators (Danny Fingeroth! Rich Burchett! Geof Isherwood!), a couple of Doctor Whos (Matt Smith and David Tennant), the new Luke Cage (actor Mike Colter) and the original and greatest Incredible Hulk (Lou Ferrigno). Most of those folks will sign autographs for a fee, and some will appear for free at various panel discussions. In addition to the celebrities, numerous vendors of comics, films, gaming stuff and related ephemera will be eager to fill all the holes in your various collections. General admission is $39.95 to $90, with higher prices for meet-and-greets and VIP options.

Paul Friswold

Price: $39.95-$50, more for VIP options

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