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Tampa Bay Comic Convention books ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘It’ stars

Tickets for the 2020 Tampa Bay Comic Convention are already on sale.
Actors Tom Felton, left, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are among the celebrity guests coming to this year's Tampa Bay Comic Convention. [JORDAN STRAUSS/JOEL RYAN  |  Invision/Associated Press]
Actors Tom Felton, left, and Jeremy Ray Taylor are among the celebrity guests coming to this year's Tampa Bay Comic Convention. [JORDAN STRAUSS/JOEL RYAN | Invision/Associated Press]
Published Feb. 13
Updated Feb. 13

It’s that time of year when Tampa Bay Comic Convention begins rolling out celebrity guest announcements.

This year’s lineup will include Tom Felton, best known as Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter film franchise and for playing Julian Albert on the Flash TV series. He’ll be joined by Jeremy Ray Taylor, best known as young Ben Hanscom in the horror films It and It: Chapter 2.

The convention returns to the Tampa Convention Center from July 10 to 12 with hundreds of vendors, geek-centric panels, cosplay competitions and more.

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Also announced: Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), voice actors Charlet Chung (Overwatch) and Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) and comic book artists Jolly R. Blackburn, Tim Bradstreet, Tim Jacobus and Joe Phillips.

Tampa Bay Comic Convention reportedly draws around 50,000 guests to downtown Tampa each year to celebrate under the vast umbrella of pop-culture fandom, with an emphasis on superheroes, sci-fi, video games and anime.

In past years the convention has featured a big lineup of cartoon voice actors, comic book artists and others who will sign autographs, pose for photos and record voicemail messages for an additional cost. Some celebrity guests also take part in discussion panels that are included with general admission.

Tickets, which range from $30 to $60, are on sale at


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