It’s never too early to train your kiddos to be nerds – you know, the cool kind who are into retro toys and cult comics and films. Get ’em started with full immersion on Saturday, December 7 at the Austin Comic and Toy Show at the Norris Conference Center from 9 am – 5 pm.


Dress up the whole family as your favorite comic book/movie characters and head out for some serious fun. The show will feature something for everyone – a chance for you to get all nostalgic and for the kids to check out retro-cool and modern toys, meet stars from cult classics like Machete Kills and 1974’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, act out their fantasies through cosplay and enter a costume contest.

 Here’s a rundown of what’ll be going on throughout the day:

  • Cosplay and costume contest
  • Artist tables and live drawings
  • Star Wars parade and toy drive for Brown Santa
  • Photo opps with the Austin Batmobile
  • Meet stars from cult classics 1974’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre –Terri McMinn “Pam”; Ed Guinn “Cattle Truck Driver” and Machete Kills – Joe Lozano “Frontline Cartel Member”

Admission is just $4 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. For more info, check out the Facebook event page. You can either print the coupon below or just show it on your phone for a free comic book!

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– Claudia

Claudia Weber is a transplanted Austin mom, local realtor and now, apparently Rainbow Loom addict who loves to share the best of Austin with families like hers – whether they’re moving to town or just looking to embrace the best Austin has to offer. Find out more at Also, get a super-cool free NEW HOME SEARCH APP by clicking here!