Comics, football, zombies and more at Buzzcon
blog by Morgan Culhane • September 13, 2013 @ 12:02pm
Grab your cameras for two days of free buzzworthy festivities in Buffalo this weekend at Buzzcon.
The event, co-sponsored by WBBZ-TV, will bring together comic book enthusiasts, Buffalo Bills players, zombies and a former pro-wrestler at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Clarence.
The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The event will kick off on Friday the 13th with a fitting horror and zombie theme. Attendees will get a chance to meet the “zombies” preparing for WBBZ’s “Off Beat Cinema,” a two-hour movie show dedicated to the “finest cult movies.”
For the zombie wannabes out there, zombie makeovers will be available at 5:30 p.m. and your new look might be broadcast live on WBBZ-TV.
Local zombie fiction author Greg Lamberson will sign copies of “Carnage Road.” The novel tells the story of two motorcyclists who bike across America during the zombie apocalypse.
Later that night former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed will appear from 7 to 9 p.m. A favorite target of Jim Kelly’s during the four-straight Super Bowl run during the early ‘90s, Reed recently instructed Kansas City’s wide receivers in training camp as the recipient of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship. Plus, he also has a delicious hot sauce!
Saturday will be the day for comic and sports fans to attend. Twenty-five tables of sports cards, comics and related toys or collectibles will be set up for browsing at noon and hundreds of free comics will be given away.
Former pro-wrestler Dick Beyer, better known as “The Destroyer” or “Doctor X,” will be the first guest to appear on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Following Beyer’s appearance there will be autograph sessions with two former Bills players, NFL Hall of Famer and former offensive lineman Joe Delamielleure and former quarterback Joe Ferguson, from noon to 2 p.m.
If comics, sports legends and zombies aren’t your thing check out the games and giveaways at the event or WBBZ’s “Hotshot Challenge.” For $1, you get three chances to make a basket and proceeds benefit charity.
For more information about this event visit, WBBZ-TV’s website.