The comic con circuit has grinded to a halt during the pandemic.
But the folks behind the Tulsa Pop Culture Expo are offering up sort of a comic con on wheels.
Tulsa Pop Kids, a literacy-based non-profit organization, is partnering with KHits 106.9 to host a free pop culture-themed event (The Drive-Thru Experience) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at Persimmon Hollow, 6927 S. 115th E. Ave.
Persimmon Hollow is the new home of Tulsa Pop Kids. The drive-thru event will be the organization’s first event there. Visitors can check eye candy like giant props, cosplayers and pop culture-themed vehicles while practicing social distancing from the comfort of their vehicles.
Child visitors will receive a comic book as part of Tulsa Pop Kids’ mission of advancing literacy and education through pop culture. Though there is no charge for the event, donations will be accepted.
In addition to staging the Tulsa Pop Culture Expo in recent years, Tulsa Pop Kids has backed projects to create eye-catching visual aids like a Batmobile from the 1989 “Batman” movie, a Toothless dragon from “How to Train Your Dragon” and a towering Iron Man “Hulkbuster” figure.
Said a news release for The Drive-Thru Experience: “We are pulling out all the stops with our props, superheroes, princesses, Star Wars, Jurassic World, Avengers, Fairyland, Batmobile, Lego men, Hulkbuster, Toothless and more.”
Tulsa Drillers mascot Hornsby will make an appearance.