Things to do in Providence

Um, They’re Called Graphic Novels

Grab your hot glue gun, your airbrush and your makeup kit and start figuring out your best side. It’s Comic Con time! After cancelling last year’s event to prevent Contagion from becoming a reality (nice try!), RI Comic Con makes its triumphant return, November 5 – 7 at the Dunkin Donuts Center (hey — are they gonna drop the donuts from their name, too?) and the RI Convention Center.

Celebrities who will attend are still being announced, but you can count on the


Starship captain.

Of all time.

to appear, as well as more wrestlers than you can throw a chair at, the kids from “Stranger Things” and, making their triumphant return to the con circuit, Wally and the Beav! Also in attendance and ratcheting up the tension in the main hall will be not just the cast from The Karate Kid, but the cast of Cobra Kai. We want to see them sweep the leg to determine who’s the best! Arou-hound! And pay attention, those of you who started to grow hair down there in the ’90s — “Home Improvement” Tool Girl Debbe Dunning will be signing autographs all weekend long.

For tickets, an updated list of celebrity guests and more information, go to, and watch this space as Motif counts down to fall’s best weekend ever.