Event: Mid Ohio Con

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

He started out as your basic superhero sidekick, but by last week's fourth season opener of NBC's Heroes, James Kyson Lee's Ando (pictured right) had equal billing with his time-stopping friend Hiro in a startup heroes-for-hire business. The actor and his new co-star on the show, Ray Park (aka Darth Maul), will be in Columbus this weekend at the comic book/pop-culture convention Mid-Ohio Con. But the TV star presence at the event may be dimmed by the stellar lineup of comic artists, including Swamp Thing co-creators Bernie Wrightson and Len Wein; venerable Marvel and DC vet Michael Golden; Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich and frequent Neil Gaiman collaborator P. Craig Russell. Filling out the convention center space will be comics and collectible vendors by the dozens.

Mid-Ohio Con

When: Oct. 3-4

Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center Exhibit Hall E, Arena District

Web: midohiocon.blogspot.com