Sam J. Jones

Sam J. Jones, who starred in the 1980 movie “Flash Gordon,” poses at his booth inside a pasts Wizard World pop culture convention in Tulsa. Jones will be a guest at the 2020 Enid Comic Con. Jimmie Tramel/Tulsa World

“Flash Gordon” actor Sam J. Jones will be the headliner guest at the 2020 Enid Comic Con, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Stride Bank Center, 301 S. Independence Ave., in Enid.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, masks will be mandatory. The coolest-yet-functional mask will win a random prize, according to the event’s Facebook page.

“Please remember this is going to be a different con than normal with social distancing and masks and all,” the page said. “But safety is the key this year. Hope to see you there.”

Cash-prize cosplay contests are scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday (adults) and 3 p.m. Sunday (kids).

Remembering gentle giant Jaime Cardriche, actor and former OSU athlete

— Jimmie Tramel,

Tulsa World

Scene Writer

Jimmie is a pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, he has written books about former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and former Oklahoma State football coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389