The 7th annual Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention gets underway TODAY at the Hilton in East Memphis. We'll be posting updates throughout the weekend, but I wanted to take a moment to draw your attention to two awesome pieces of news: WE GAVE AWAY FREE TICKETS! Yes, you read that right, we've had two sets of 3-day passes up for grabs. Head over to our Twitter to find out who won. And congrats to the people who won these, because the weekend has a host of awesome events in store.
The schedule is packed to the brim, but of special note is the Live Cartoon, which takes place tonight. The Live Cartoon will be voiced by a host of talented actors, including John de Lancie (who is best known for playing Q, but also had a memorable turn on Breaking Bad). As the actors narrate, artwork will scroll by on the a large screen. Sound effects and music add to the overall effect, producing a thrilling showcase that, while it isn't technically animated, often feels that way.
The concept for tonight's cartoon comes from the mind of 9-year-old Ethan Douglas, and it's pure genius. It will feature the tale of Captain Currency, a super hero who charges money for his services. As you can imagine, all manner of hijinks ensue.
Captain Currency: Revenge of the Extortioner takes places at 8 p.m. tonight in the South East Ballroom.