Ryan Lochte coming to Richmond for Wizard World Comic Con

Ryan Lochte coming to Richmond for Wizard World Comic Con

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Ryan Lochte, the source of both pride and outrage in the Rio Olympics, will appear in Richmond next month at the Wizard World Comic Con.

Lochte, who has won 12 Olympic medals and is also charged with filing a false report in Brazil, will appear at the event from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 10 at the Richmond Convention Center.

Tickets for Saturday are on sale for $35, with photo ops starting at $50. The site also says he will offer free autographs for a limited number of fans.

Lochte is accused of falsely filing a robbery report during the Rio Olympic Games after he claimed he and fellow swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint by men who flashed a police badge as they returned to the Olympic Village.

Security footage later suggested the group actually faced security guards after vandalizing a gas station bathroom.

In recent interviews with American media outlets, Lochte has revealed that he was highly intoxicated and that his behavior led to the gas station confrontation.

Only Michael Phelps has won more individual men's swimming medals than Lochte, who holds the world record in the 200 and 400-meter individual medley.

"He has made cameos on episodes of 30 Rock and Beverly Hills 90210, as well as appearing on People's 2012 'Sexiest Man Alive' list," according to the Wizard World site. "Ryan's reality television show, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, debuted on E! in April 2013. The show followed his life as he trained for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics."

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