Sean Young from “Blade Runner” will be a special guest at Atlanta Comic Con.

As Atlanta’s film and TV industry continues to boom it’s only natural that the city should get is own version of Comic Con, especially with all the superhero films being shot here.

Atlanta Comic Con debuts on July 13-15 at the Georgia World Congress Center with a host of celebrity guests and special events.

The guest list includes some pretty cool names including Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura from Star Trek), Ray Park (Darth Maul from Star Wars), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Henry Thomas (E.T.) and Sean Young (Blade Runner). There will be opportunities for autographs and photos.

The three-day event will also feature panels and lectures and exhibitors offering comic books, toys, games, artwork, apparel and more. Cosplay is encouraged, too.

Comic Con International, held annually in San Diego, has become the biggest con (that’s short for conference) in the world with previews of anticipated sci-fi films, big celebrities and more.

For tickets and more information, visit atlantacomiccon.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.