WILMINGTON,NC (WECT) - Calling all Walking Dead, Cajon, E. T., Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, 80s and 90s cult classic film fans-- for the very first time, "Pop Con" is coming to the Port City.
Normally, organizers hold this annual event in larger cities, but considering movies like The Crow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and most recently Iron Man 3, were filmed in the Cape Fear area, Wilmington seemed to be the perfect area for this celebration of popular culture, comics and film.
Wilmington, North Carolina has never hosted a convention like this. There will be more than 40 celebrities and several after parties in the downtown area -- organizers said they hope to boost the local economy with the two day convention.
Ernie Hudson, one of the stars of the popular 80's movie, Ghostbusters, is attending the event, signing autographs for fans. Hudson told us he's filmed four movies in Wilmington, including The Crow, and he was happy to be back in town and connecting with fans.
For more information on celebrities expected to show up and general admission door prices, you can visit the event website.
The event will be Friday, May 10, 2013 from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. -8 p.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center on Nutt Street.