Captain's Comics Expo swoops in to West Ashley (update: quick video)

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Update March 20: NBC News 2 was on scene and has a very brief video from the event.

It'll mainly just give you a feel for the look and style of things; check out the video here.

First reporting: This year's Captain's Comics Expo is here to save the day!

Saturday, March 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you too can join the Captain's Comics and Toys crew for the Lowcountry's biggest gathering of fanboys, fantasy gamers, and like-minded folks. Each year it seems the expo inches ever closer to the shop itself, as this year's venue is the Charleston County Masonic Assocation.

As always the expo is not limited to comic books, although it will be chock full of them. There is also a costume contest at 1 p.m., a superhero jump castle, the debut of this year's fan-created Captain's Comics shirt, and a renewed focus on gaming thanks to the co-sponorship of HobbyTown USA.  They will be presiding over Warhammer gaming all day long, for which you need to sign up at Hobbytown, as well as open gaming tables for everything from Magic to Pokemon. Food, movies, music, and toys round out the day's festivities.

The expo entry fee is a mere $5, and the Masonic Assocation is located at 1285 Orange Grove Road in West Ashley.  Captain's Comics is located at 1209-D Sam Rittenberg Blvd in West Ashley.  Call them at (843) 766-6611 for more info.