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Comics, kids and a mall: What more do you need?

Fanboys Comic Con, the largest one-day comic con experience in Texas, has reached an agreement with Cook Children’s Health Care System, the largest children’s medical network in North Texas, to host a charity benefit comic con at Ridgmar Mall.

The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.. and Sunday, Dec. 9, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.. at 1888 Green Oaks Road.

Fanboys Comic Con, based in White Settlement, will feature special guests, including iconic Marvel Comics properties Spider-Man and Venom cover artist Sam de la Rosa, Fanboys said in a news release.

Also attending are DC Comics co-creator Steve Erwin, as well as his daughter and illustrator, Nora Paige Erwin. Nora illustrated the children’s book, Little Book of Monsters, the only book authorized to use the late artist Bob Ross’ quotes. Mad Magazine writer and humorist Kit Lively will also make in appearance. Many local, professional cosplayers will be attending as well, the news release said.

Fanboys Comic Con has set a goal of a 1,000 teddy bears for the patients at Cook Children’s

Fanboys said a list of drop-off locations will be available on its website soon.

In the meantime, bears can be dropped off at Jewelry With A Smile in Ridgmar Mall, Collected Comics at 3016 Alta Mere Drive, Hop and Sting Brewing Co. 906 Jean St. in Grapevine, and at Pastime Comics at 6120 Watauga Road, in Watauga, the news release said.

Fanboys said it will be accepting bears in exchange for raffle tickets at the show for great prizes. Monetary donations and of items on Cook Children’s Wish List will gladly be accepted.

Fanboys Comic Con is the celebration of fandom from Star Wars to Superman and everything in between, uniting fans with the genres in a fun atmosphere with a marketplace to buy and sell collectibles. Fans of game, movie, comics come together to show their products and cosplay.

To participate, visit fanboyscomiccon.com or on social media @fanboyscomiccon.

Sponsorships and vendor space available. Contact owner Mike Rogers, mike@fanboyscomiccon.com

– FWBP Staff

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