Call it the pop culture prom, superbowl for fan boys and girls, a nerd’s wonderworld — whatever you call it, the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con is coming to Boise Centre West this weekend. From Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, the heart of Boise will be taken over by Star Wars stormtroopers, Doctors Spocks and Whos, superheroes, masters of the universe, Smurfs and who knows what or who else.
Thousands of fans of all ages are expected to be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
The stop in Boise is the eighth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar.
Boise show hours are: 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 13; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 14; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. Basic admission price for all three days is: $49.99 ($29.99 Friday, $34.99 Saturday, $29.99 Sunday). Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Other ticket packages are available (Platinum VIP with William Shatner: $560). You can also get autographs and selfies for a price — a selfie with Ron Perlman is $50; a William Shatner autograph is $80.
The event is also the perfect opportunity for cosplay, as fans young and old will be showing off their costumes dressed as every imagined character — and some you’ve never even dreamed of — will be roaming the convention floor and spilling out onto the streets of Boise. If you happen to be at the Capital City Public Market, keep your eyes peeled, you might see some interesting sights. The Wizard World Costume Contest is on Saturday evening.