- Linda Romero
- A side-effect of attending Alamo City Comic Con is a sudden urge to procreate and a compulsion to purchase many, many pop culture toddler-size onesies.
If anything has surprised Alamo City Comic Cook organizer Apple de la Fuente about the event's first two years, it's that families that have shown in droves. That factor seems to set ACCC apart from other comic cons around the country.
To continue serving that market, de la Fuente has expanded programming this year to include more family-friendly fare. Here's a quick look at some of activities that pint-sized Spider-Men and Wonder Women can check out during ACCC this weekend:
ACCC joins forces with the San Antonio Zoo, Witte Museum and San Antonio Public Library to bring interactive activities and exciting workshops like "How to be a Superhero and How to be a Jedi." The zoo will bring out a few animals for show and tell (no pythons, they promise), the Witte will display some 65-million year-old dinosaur bones and SAPL will entertain tots with some art projects and story time.
There will be plenty of impressive costumes as far as the eye can see at ACCC, but if kids want to check out the pros, this section of the convention will feature some of the top cosplayers in the nation like the Texas Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Other more risqué attendees like Ivy Doomkitty, Leeanna Vamp and Karen Gallegos will be present, so we're sure dad won't mind strolling down the avenue for a quick peek.
River City Wrestling has attended ACCC for the last two years, but this is the first year there will be an actual ring in one of the convention halls, where RCW's roster of wrestlers can show off their talent. With the recent passing of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who was scheduled to be at ACCC this year, this activity could be a great way to honor the legend by putting on a great performance while keeping the little ones entertained.