Steel City Con kicks off in Monroeville – CBS Pittsburgh
MONROEVILLE (KDKA) – From the streets of Metropolis to crime gangs to green Gremlins gangs, the comic book worlds collided at the Monroeville Convention Center for the COVID comeback of Steel City Con this weekend.
It is one of the biggest comic book conventions in the United States.
There are over 750 vendors and hundreds of fans making the trip for a star-studded guest list.
William Shatner, actor, told KDKA: “I’m so happy to be here. I’m so happy to say hello to you all and look forward to seeing you tonight, Friday night, and all day tomorrow.
Shatner is just one in a long list of special guests.
And while his Star Trek character, Captain Kirk, has known many realms during his extensive space travel aboard the USS Enterprise, it turns out Pittsburgh tops the list.
“A great football team. But, I went to Mellon University. I love this university, ”he said.
And he loves Zachary Quinto, the actor who plays Spock in the Star Trek reboot and who happens to be a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
“What a wonderful actor Zachary Quinto is. I admire him. He did a wonderful job,” Shatner told KDKA.
But maybe one of her favorite people from Pittsburgh is her friend and travel companion, Terry Bradshaw.
“Traveling with Terry is a circus. Are you kidding? What you see is what you get and I like what I have. He’s a great friend of mine now, ”Shatner said.
Steel City Con runs through Sunday.
It all takes place at the Monroeville Convention Center where you can also find free parking for the event.