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November 14, 2010

Austin Comic Con

Today is the last day of Austin Comic Con, Texas’ premier comic book convention. If you haven’t yet attended a comic book convention, you’re missing out; it can be a great opportunity to spend a fun day (or weekend) of family fun. This year, the conference will run from November 12th-14th at the Austin Convention Center and will feature photo ops with a variety of comic book characters, a charity auction, and of course, your favorite comic books, new and old.

Among the celebrities in attendance will be Lou Ferrigno, who played The Hulk in The Incredible Hulk; Ray Park, who played Darth Maul in Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace; Billy Dee Williams who played Lando Cairissian; Ernie Hudson, aka Winston Zeddemore from Ghostbusters, and Lindsey Wagner, star of the television series, The Bionic Woman.

Comic books can be a particularly effective tool when motivating children to read. Boys in particular, who are often more likely to struggle with reading, might find incentive in reading action-packed comic books. Here’s a list of some of the most popular comic books for children: Top 20 Children’s Comics.

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