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William Shatner Headlines Guests Coming to Buffalo for 2nd Annual Nickel City Con

Just the other night I was watching an episode of the original Star Trek, thinking how awesome actor William Shatner was (and is). Don’t get me wrong, I was never a Trekkie, but I always loved watching the show because of Shatner’s overacting – something that he became famous for. Shatner literally threw himself into the role, eventually personifying the role of Captain James T Kirk on screen and off screen (thanks to the devoted and sometimes delusional Trekkies).

Now, the myth, the man and the legend, William Shatner, is coming to Buffalo. He is scheduled to appear at the 2nd Annual Nickel City Con (Buffalo’s Premier Comic Convention), which takes place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This year, Nickel City Con is growing into a three-day event, scheduled to be held between Friday May 19 to Sunday, May 21

Buffalo’s largest pop culture and entertainment event will host new celebrities and artists.

Aside from the great news that Captain Kirk will be in attendance, the show will also feature Sam Jones (“Flash Gordon,” “Ted” movies), WWE star Mick Foley, James Rolfe, the “Angry Video Game Nerd,” renowned animators Tom Cook (“Scooby Doo,” “He-Man”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), and Mike Toth (Disney Animation Studios), among others.

Nickel City Con will have fun for fans of all ages including:

  • Q&A panels
  • celebrity photos & autographs
  • video game tournaments presented by Super Con 2K with cash prizes
  • virtual reality by Arcway Gaming
  • board games with Asmodee game company
  • Cosplay costume contests
  • Megatron from Transformers
  • Sci Fi speed dating
  • on-site comic book grading provided by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC)
  • numerous vendors featuring comics, toys, cards, apparel, collectibles, and accessories
  • celebrity guests
  • prop photo opportunities available with the captain’s seat from “Star Trek” and the phone booth from “Dr. Who”

Tickets are available at for just $15 per day, $30 for a 3-day pass (for a limited time only), and discount one-day tickets for $12 at both Dave & Adam’s retail locations. For store locations, visit Kids 10 and under get in FREE (with the purchase of an adult ticket). 

Vendor space for Nickel City Con is limited. Email, visit, or call 1-877-847-6640 for more information.

Nickel City Con, presented by Dave & Adam’s, would like to thank our partners for their support including the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Community Beer Works, Upper Deck, Topps, Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant, and Hyatt Regency Buffalo. For information on sponsorship, visit

For more information, visit the official Nickel City Con website,, “like” our official Facebook page, and follow on Twitter and Instagram (@NickelCityCon).

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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