Jim Halsey

Tulsa-based music impresario and manager Jim Halsey stands among awards in his office. Halsey is curating a “legends of country” music exhibit that will be a bonus attraction at the 2020 Pryor Creek Comic Convention. 

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The fourth annual Pryor Creek Comic Convention, scheduled Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Mayes County Event Center on the fairgrounds east of Pryor, will continue to have all the usual things you might associate with a comic or pop culture convention, including comics, games, toys, books and author/artist guests.

The event also will feature two bonus attractions that may be of interest to people who might not have sampled a comic con in the past.

Tulsa-based music impresario Jim Halsey is curating a “legends of country music” exhibit and memorabilia/autograph collector Robert Taylor is curating a “legends of sports” exhibit. Both exhibits will fill designated rooms adjacent to the convention hall. Taylor will offer on-site appraisals for people who bring items for evaluation.

Halsey has a reputation for taking country music to places the genre has never been, including the former Soviet Union.

He continued his pioneering ways by taking items from his collection to populate a “legends of country music” exhibit at the 2019 Pryor Creek Comic Convention. The experience was a positive one, so Halsey chose to return.

“There was a spontaneous glow of just everyone having a good time and feeling good, so I’m excited about coming back,” said Halsey, who has managed 29 members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and 10 members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He still manages the Oak Ridge Boys.

Among guests at the 2020 convention will be “Hee Haw” cast members Misty Rowe and Jana Jae, plus artist Muriel Fahrion, who created Strawberry Shortcake, the Care Bears and the Get Along Gang.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, go to the Pryor Creek Comic Convention Facebook page.


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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