Servicemembers celebrate comics, pop culture on Okinawa
By CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 16, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Members of all service branches recently reveled in a pop-culture celebration of comic books, anime and superheroes during Comic Con Okinawa at Camp Foster.
Sunday’s Marine Corps Community Services-sponsored event featured cosplay and art contests, gaming tournaments and panel discussions with artists and actors such as Michael Copon, who played the blue Power Ranger; Neil Kaplan, the voice of Optimus Prime from “Transformers”; and artist/designer Junichiro Tamamori of “Space Battleship Yamato.”
Guests could also purchase collectibles, ride Super Mario Bros.-inspired go-karts and climb walls like Spider-Man.