Other comic book conventions might offer the chance to see the actors who play Wolverine, The Winter Soldier and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention is bringing you the men who created them.
Taking place Friday through Sunday at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, the event will feature more than 300 exhibitors, a Saturday night costume contest and a Sunday kids’ day.
But the main draw will be the more than 200 artists and writers, including Len Wein, who created Wolverine, and Herb Trimpe, who first drew him; Steve Epting, who relaunched Captain America and created The Winter Soldier; Jim Valentino, who created the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Andy Lanning, who created the modern version of the team; and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld.
Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment, will headline the event on Saturday.
Tickets are $60 for the full weekend, $35 for Saturday and $25 for Friday or Sunday. VIP tickets are $150-$200.
For more information, see www.AmazingLasVegasComicCon.com.
Artist will be on hand
See the art — and meet the artist — at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, as Kate Shannon previews “You Deserve More,” a solo exhibition of digitally manipulated photographs, at the College of Southern Nevada’s Fine Arts Gallery, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas. Shannon, who teaches at Ohio State University, will discuss her multimedia installation, which reflects an “interest in humanity’s evolving relationship with the screen,” as high-definition screens display “images that are more vibrant and desirable than are our natural surroundings.” Shannon’s show runs through Aug. 1; gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Sushi bar all you can eat
Jayde Fusion at the M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Henderson, now offers all-you-can-eat sushi at its sushi bar from 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. It’s $24.95 per person and includes such specialty rolls as the M Girl Roll, with shrimp tempura, cream cheese, cucumbers, jalapeno and rice, topped with spicy tuna, crunch and yum yum sauce, and the Jayde Roll, with spicy crab, asparagus, rice and nori, topped with seared tuna, crunch and creamy ponzu. Everyone over 21 who orders the AYCE will be offered a complimentary carafe of sake.
‘Gypsy jazz’ to be featured
In Las Vegas’s many musical subcultures, it’s hard to find one more surprising or uplifting than “gypsy jazz.” The third DjangoVegas Music Festival — named for the sound’s spiritual father, Django Reinhardt — co-bills Dutch guitarist Robin Nolan, the Icy Hot Club from Los Angeles and the Hot Club of Las Vegas. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door for the 6 p.m. Saturday fest at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. call 702-229-3515.
JJ’s offers black metallers
“Kill for Satan,” or, maybe just sip a beverage and enjoy a sandwich, when black metallers Runes Ov Abaddon give Lucifer the thumbs up, along with Ancestral Awakening, Spun in Darkness and Casket Raider, at 9 p.m. Friday at JJ’s Showroom, 853 E. Sahara Ave. Tickets are $10; call 702-762-8336.