Here is the current listing of small one day comic shows in the midwest, along with a few bigger ones. Comic book convention how is comic book convention. Wizard world comic con coming to dsm usa greater des. Designed to be one of the largest family friendly comic book conventions in the u. We update our calendar regularly when more comic book conventions are announced or as we learn of them see how to add your event to our calendar. Attractions include state parks, the iowa state fair in des moines, decorah bald eagles, pella tulip festival, amana colonies tours, the mississippi river and dubuque, maquoketa caves state park, and the loess hills. Advice for comic book convention plannerspromoters the. As the oldest person on the panel, i get to tell you about july 1964, supposedly the first comic book convention ever held anywhere. Wizard world comic con has announced its 2015 convention schedule, with greater des moines dsm hosting as one of nine new cities in its. If you love going to comic, scifi or other geeky conventions, why not earn a little cash at the same time. Past celebrity guests talent subject to change cancellations. So said phil seuling, founder of the new york comic art convention, in the 1977 comic art convention program book.
Commonly, comic conventions are multiday events hosted at convention centers, hotels, or college campuses. The quad cities comic book convention will be held on saturday march 10 at the ramada inn in bettendorf, ia. Due to popular demand, we are offering an early admission access vip pass. Top comic book conventions to look forward to in 2018. In his piece he tells of phil seulings plans for his events. Celebrate with fellow fans at the best comic book conventions in chicago for cosplayers, anime fans and horror movie buffs. Iowa comic con dates des moines comic cons 2020 dates. Scholarly analyses of media, storytelling, and pop culture. Bettendorf, rock island, davenport, coal valley, moline, east moline, leclaire, iowa, illinois, comic book, convention, show, cosplay, sci fi, collectibles, board. The vegas valley comic book festival is a free, oneday event celebrating the illustrated word that takes place annually on the first saturday in november. Vegas valley comic book festival 2020 in las vegas, nv.
Cedar rapids comic con this is the big convention for the quad cities 2 days of fun on june 2223, 2018. Paul i94 exit 246b mcknight ave eastbound exit 247 century ave westbound the convention is open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm and is the only twin cities comic event where admission is free. The minnesota comic book convention being held at the doubletree st paul east former hotel metro st paul 3m area located at 2201 burns ave. Mighty con shows bringing comic cons back to the fans. Heres what one woman has learned from years of selling at conventions.
The comic art convention was an american comic book fan convention held annually new york city, new york, over independence day weekend from 1968 through 1983, except for 1977, when it was held in philadelphia, pennsylvania, and 1978 to 1979, when editions of the convention were held in both new york and philadelphia. The first largescale comics convention, and one of the largest gatherings of. Phil seuling and the early ny comic conventions, part 1. The 2017 cincinnati comic expo brought comic book artists, fans and an assortment of superheroes to the duke energy convention center on saturday september 23, 2017. Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the des moines convention center at wizard world comic con des moines to celebrate the best in pop culture. Locate one near your region for a weekend of superhero fun. We welcome special orders, and our helpful staff is always ready with recommendations and information about comics, collectibles, and gaming supplies. At this convention, one doesnt need to hide their geekiness as fangirling and cosplaying are openly embraced. How to run a dealers table at scifi and comic conventions. If you need additional information, contact dutch cummings at. Creator applications open for virtual 2020 queer comics expo. It showcases the best new titles in the genres and.
We proudly serve the greater des moines areas comic book needs. On the gaming side we offer heroclix singles, boosters, and gift packs, magic cards, and pokemon cards. Now is the time to start planning which conventions to attend, and where they are, to make travel and work arrangements. Looking ahead to 2018 comic book conventions have a number of things in store for us. Register for a table in the dealers room and sell arts and crafts related to the convention themes.
Seacon 77 is filled with pinups and sketch art from local semipro and fan artists, including three comics done by steve adams, tom barnes, and tom christopher. Iowa native details the ecstasy and agony of owning a comic book store. What do you consider to be a successful comic book convention event. Ariel dupey, 23 of west des moines, looks through the comic book selection at mayhem comics on wednesday, june 3, 2015. Des moines comic con wizard world artists alley confidential. Our next show is sunday, august 28th from 11am4pm est. The milwaukee comic book convention will run from 10 a. Every state hosts at least one comic con once a year in major metropolitan areas or small. Countdown begins for comic book convention in des moines. Comic con collecting tips, buying, deals, strategies, advice.
To help narrow down the list of mustattend events, heres a look at the five comic book conventions comic con happening in 2018. Join the trolls world tour twitter watch party today. Dupage mighty con takes place at dupage county fairgrounds, 2015 manchester rd, wheaton, il 60187. Convention scene is the webs leading source for comic book conventions, comic book creator store signings, and much more. The comics and popular arts conference cpac is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including sciencespeculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc. Takes into account venue, staff, layout, attendance, affordability, and overall impression. I mean, ive held or worked on a lot of these things now over the years and each one has had its pros and its cons no pun intended as to whether or not i personally consider them to be successful. Promote reading and the arts through comic books and related materials.
Tess abney july 27th, 2017, it is officially time for the 8th annual quad cities planet comic and arts convention. July 31, 2020 august 2, 2020 animeiowa des moines, iowa iowa events center 730 3rd st des moines, ia 50309 united states. Comic cons in united states usa comic cons 2020 dates. So you do not have to trust the sellers judgment or pay lots more than the comic is worth to have someone else tell you what condition it is in.
It might seem like a dream to own your own comic book store, but the. Russ manning at comic con 1974 from comicconvention memories shathley q, a fantastic writer, documented the history of comic cons at pop matters. Lou ferrigno, jason momoa, joe flanigan, matt ryan and jason david frank. Find information on comic convention dates and locations in 2019 by us states and cities. A comic book convention or comic con is an event with a primary focus on comic books and comic book culture, in which comic book fans gather to meet creators, experts, and each other. Jim lemay, 50, of rochester, ny attends wizard world comic con in des moines on saturday, june 2, 2018. Wizard world comic con des moines 2016 admissions tickets. Peoria comic book convention east peoria, il jan 19. Wizard world comic con wont return to des moines in 2019.
Madison, peoria, green bay and rockford conventions canceled. Travel iowa is the official tourism website of the state of iowa, the hawkeye state. Check out the christian scifi and fantasy books sold at last years convention. It was founded as the golden state comic book convention in 1970 by a group of san diegans, which included shel dorf, richard alf, ken krueger and mike towry. Posts tagged comic book conventions beam down to qc planet con.
Wizard world comic con has announced its 2015 convention schedule, and thousands who crave comic books and scifi will be in des moines next june. Wizard world comic con in des moines on saturday, june 2, 2018. Join tens of thousands comic con going fans on the comic fans squad to receive information for your favorite comic, anime and fan conventions around the country. The best comic book conventions in chicago time out chicago. Find the best comic con event near you in midwest iowa. Diamond the vendor that supplies comics to comic stores is currently not shipping new comics due to the virus. Art event in west des moines, ia by iowa comic book club on saturday, november 16 2019 with 516 people interested and 157 people going. Advice for comic book convention plannerspromoters. It was in the bowery, at a time when the bowery was not in any way, shape or form gentrified, in the broadway central hotel, which later collapsed on.866 986 444 1432 1044 1301 784 1161 322 150 548 701 936 928 374 1381 1173 1234 809 701 1463 418 191 906 1045 939 286 390 266 943 307 1028 766 1135 940 255