COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) –The Coca-Cola Space Science Center is hosting the biannual Columbus Toy and Comic Book Show. This will be a day full of fandom and fun. The event will be held on Sunday, August 28th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. VIP tickets cost $10 and allow you to enter the museum one hour earlier to see an Omnisphere planetarium show.
Dutch Cummings, Museum Coordinator for Visitor Services, stated that there will be vendors selling comics of different brands as well as toys.
“Comic books are immensely popular right now because of all the TV shows and movies that Disney and Marvel put out, and DC, of course,”He said. “… And then, there’s a huge collector’s scene, as well, as far as the toy collecting from action figures to diecast cars to dolls.”
Cummings stated that many people attend the event from far and wide and many of them dress up in their favorite characters. Many people in costumes were willing to pose for pictures with other guests.
“Generally, we’ll have mainly comic book characters like Batman, Spiderman, and then… the majority in the past have usually been, like, Star Wars characters,” Cummings said.
During the event, all of the museum displays and simulators are available.
“There’ll be some other things in the theater, but they’re not going to be like our main shows,” Cummings said. “We have some NASA shorts we’re going to be playing.”
The Columbus Toy and Comic Book Show draws a wide range of people. Cummings stated that many visitors are mature comic book and toys collectors who bring their kids to enjoy other attractions at this museum.
You can purchase tickets in person for this event, but Cummings recommends purchasing tickets. online To avoid waiting in line, Regular tickets cost $6. For $20, families of four can save some money by purchasing a family 4 ticket. Children aged 5 and under are eligible for free admission.
Every year, the Columbus Toy and Comic Book Show are held on the last Sunday of February and August. Cummings says it was first held back in 2004.
“The reason we started this years ago was to bring people to the Space Science Center to see what it’s about, and then maybe they can come back as either a school group or their families to explore more of what we have to offer,”He said.
Cummings indicated that the event attracts between 400 and 600 people. Masks won’t be required.
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