Bellingham Comicon features local, regional and national artists and writers

The sixth annual Bellingham Comicon, Northwest Washington’s own comic book and pop culture event, takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Ferndale Events Center, 5716 Barrett Road.

Special guests include Norm Breyfogle, Patricia Briggs, Randy Emberlin and Stefano Gaudiano, as well as local artists and writers. Exhibitors will offer comic books from the Golden Age to current, as well as toys, Magic the Gathering, and a vast selection of collectibles.

A special appearance by the 501st Legion, Star Wars costume club offer photo opportunities to collect donations for local charities.

Admission: $7. Details: bellinghamcomicon.com.