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First-Ever SoldierCon at Fort Bliss Unites Fans of Cars, Comics, and Cosplay

Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss will be the Southwest’s center for all things automobile and comic book related this weekend, as SoliderCon takes over the post.

The SoldierCon is the first-ever Comic Convention with a car show at Ft. Bliss. During the weekend, there will be five different events: Eat/Sleep/Drift Car Show (Saturday), Gaming, Live Action Role Playing, and Cosplay Contest (Sunday), and the comic book convention both days.

In addition to comic artists and vendors, there will be a free film festival highlighting amateur talent of various sorts including professional comic books artists Free Isabelo and Rudy Vasquez. A weekend panel is also planned for the event.

Featured guest and renowned toy expert Johnny Jimenez Jr. – from TV’s Pawn Stars – will be on-hand to sell toys or appraise the public’s toys.

The Eat, Sleep, Drift Car Show will feature the region’s top builds and show-stopping vehicles. Entrance to the Car Show area is free, as is the parking, in and around the area.

Special guest Noel Gugliemi (Noel G.), known for his roles in The Fast and the Furious and Lowriders, will be in the comic convention area.

As for the Cosplay Contest, that will be conducted inside the Freedom Crossing Food Court, with a stage and runway.

Military Gaming Supply will take over the store front once belonging to Toys-R-Us, and fill the facility with a multitude of gaming tables. In addition, they will bring two interactive areas for their Space Ship Simulators (2), where participants can navigate a virtual spaceship on missions.

For the duration of the weekend’s event, there will be ease of access into Ft. Bliss, only requiring a Driver’s License.

For more information or advance ticket purchases, visit the SoldierCon website and the SoldierCon Facebook Event page for updates.

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