Friday, Sept 25
Through Sunday, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., baltimorecomiccon.com, $25-$149.
This year, the Baltimore Book Festival will be infiltrated by superheroes and anime characters attending Comic-Con, held near the Inner Harbor on the same weekend. And with its huge list of guest artists, this is Baltimore's biggest Comic-Con yet, so whether you're at the harbor to hear a poetry reading or win a costume contest, prepare for a beautiful amassing of well-read nerd-dom. Read about Book Fest's efforts to promote comics here.