Akron based Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio is a non-profit organization performing random acts of kindness for children facing adversity. Bob Perkoski
Hero Tomorrow Comics booth with president Ted Sikora a Cleveland/Akron based comic book writer and filmmaker Bob Perkoski
Cleveland Asian Festival booth at Fan Expo Cleveland 2022 Bob Perkoski
Whether Cosplay and anime, or games and celebrity meet-and-greets are your thing, FAN EXPO Cleveland
had a bit of everything outré last weekend.
The event, formerly known as Wizard World Comic Con
, has been an annual hit in the city ever since the touring show landed on the shores of Lake Erie in 2015. Now under the name FAN EXPO, the event once again hit the Huntington Convention Center
last Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1 with plenty of sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming, celebrity sighting, and, course, costumes.
Dr. Strange, Batman, The Mandalorian, Cat Woman, and Captain America all made appearances, as did numerous Wookies and Star Trek regulars.
In fact, William Shatner (Captain Kirk in Star Trek) himself was at FAN EXPO Cleveland, speaking to audiences, while actors Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, and Jeff Anderson had a “Clerks” reunion.
Locally, the Cleveland Asian Festival was at the Expo, in costumes, kicking off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
and promoting the upcoming 2022 Asian Festival May 21 and 22 in AsiaTown; Super Heroes for Kids in Ohio
— spreading goodwill, recognizing individuals who have battled through adversity, and encouraging community involvement to make a positive difference in the lives of others—and Northeast Ohio comic book writer and president of Hero Tomorrow Comics Ted Sikora was making the rounds.
And, FreshWater Cleveland’s own superhero, managing photographer Bob Perkoski, was also at FAN EXPO Cleveland last weekend—capturing all the fright and excitement the event had to offer. Relive your own experience if you were there, or live vicariously through Perkoski’s camera lens if you weren’t.