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RI Comic Con: Nov 10-12

Experience RI Comic Con, the biggest show in the smallest state at the RI Convention Center & Dunkin’ Donuts Center this weekend! Wear a costume to meet your favorite celebrity guests including Mark Ruffalo, William Shatner, Paul Bettany, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Reubens, Barbara Hershey, and many others. You’ll have a chance to buy photo ops and autographs too for an additional fee. Listen to panel discussions, sign up for Sci-Fi speed dating, and participate in video game tournaments throughout the weekend. On Friday and Saturday nights, from 10 PM to 1 AM, enjoy themed after parties for those who are 21+. You can also check out film screenings nearby at the Omni as part of Geekfest on Saturday and Sunday. KidsCon brings plenty of fun activities such as face painting, balloon creations, science experiments, cosplay visits, an obstacle course, temporary tattoos, and performances by a magician.

Single day passes are still available for Friday, November 10th and Sunday, November 12th, but get them before they sell out! A variety of options are available—including a limited number of celebrity packs, a special Star Trek celeb pack and panel, and tickets to a Gene Simmons concert on Sunday.Visit for everything you need to know about the festival!