‘Take a look, it’s in a book’: LeVar Burton coming to Big Lick Comic Con in Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — “I can be anything… take a look… it’s in a book”

The host of “Reading Rainbow” LeVar Burton will be at Big Lick Comic Con in February in Roanoke.

Burton has also starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and feature films as Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge as well as Kunta Kinte in the mini-series ROOTS.

He now hosts his own podcast, “LeVar Burton Reads” where he shares short fiction and a YouTube series called “This is My Story” where he talks about racism in America.

Burton has won several prestigious awards including three Primetime Emmy Awards along with 27 Daytime Emmy nominations. He took home 21 wins. “Reading Rainbow” was also the longest-running children’s television show in history, with a 26-year run from 1983 to 2009. The show won more than 25 awards including 10 for outstanding series and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. Burton was also nominated twice for the Spoke Word Grammy award, winning in 1999 for his narration of “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr”.

Tickets for Big Lick Comic Con will go on sale Friday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. on their website or you can purchase them at the Berglund Center box office. You can also purchase photo ops on Friday.

The con was cancelled back in February due to pandemic restrictions and made a return in August with some big names such as Emily Swallow from “the Mandalorian” and “Supernatural,” as well as Johnny Yong Bosch from “Power Rangers.”

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