Forest City Comic Convention is being held for the first time ever this Saturday at Clock Tower Resort in Rockford. The event will take place from 10:00 A. M. to 7:00 P.M. and cost $10 for admission.
Local comic vendors, artists and film producer will be at the pop culture convention.
Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates more than 1,000 attendees. The con will feature events like a costume contest and a film festival.
Rock River Food Pantry will be taking donations for a discounted admission price of $5. Rock River Valley Blood Center will also be at the event for a blood drive.
Chris Sweeney, Head Organizer of FC3, says, "This comic con brings in so many people from out of town. It benefits the hotels, downtown and restaurants in the area; and if this once is successful we can turn it into a multi-day event. This could really bring something to impact the city."