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Las Vegas: Comic Con coming to Sin City

More than 200 artists will showcase their working during Las Vegas Comic Con June 20-22 at South Point

Artists, actors and plenty of costumed characters will be on hand next week when the Comic Con lands in Las Vegas.

The gathering, known formally as Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention, will be June 20-22 at the South Point Hotel-Casino.

More than 200 artists will showcase their work during the Las Vegas gathering, including some of the biggest names in the industry. Among those set to greet fans are DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee; Rob Liefeld, the creator of the Deadpool character from the Marvel Universe; and Steve Epting, the mastermind behind the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” comic books that launched this year’s popular movie.

True fans will of course know that a comic was the genesis for the AMC series “The Walking Dead.” Actor Michael Cudlitz, who stars as Abraham in the TV series, was to have attended, but his June 21 and 22 appearances have been canceled.

Expect to see hundreds of people in costume, especially in the run-up to Saturday evening’s costume contest in which plenty of superheroes and the perennial characters from “Star Wars” will be out in force. A special costume contest for kids, complete with a parade, will be take place on Sunday.

More than 300 exhibitors will be selling themed products.

Tickets cost $60 for three-day passes. Admission on Saturday costs $35 and passes for Friday or Sunday cost $25.

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UPDATE

4:15 p.m.: This post has been updated to note the cancellation of Michael Cudlitz.

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