Looking Back: Highlights From This Year's Derby City Comic Con
This year's Derby City Comic Con in Louisville just wrapped up, so in order to get you excited about next year's event and to keep you on top of what happened at this year's event, here is a list of the highlights from the Kentucky International Convention Center that you may have missed.
Pre-Convention Kick Off Party: Friday June 28th At Patrick O'Shea's
In order to bring even more excitement to the Derby City Comic Con, organizers this year thought that throwing a pre-convention bash in downtown Louisville would be a great way to usher in the festivities of the weekend and to build anticipation for the following day, when the convention center would open its doors. This party also allowed fans to mingle with event organizers, creators, exhibitors, artists and vendors. However, the most interesting moments were announcements made by the show's owner Chuck Moore regarding future plans for the Derby City Comic Con, as Moore laid out plans for expanding the event in 2014. So, keep an ear out for upcoming news about next year's exciting Comic Con in Louisville!
Vendors At This Year's Derby City Comic Con
Derby City Comic Con is home to many vendors from in and around Louisville, so if there is a special comic you've been seeking out or if you're interested in seeing what Louisville's comic vendors have to offer, make sure to come out to next year's event. Some of the vendors from the Louisville area who attended this year's event include Comic Book World and The Zone Comic Shop, along with 100 other vendors of comics, merchandise, toys, seminars, contests, and special guest appearances.
What's Happening At Derby City Comic Con
Derby City's Comic Con boasts many of the same attractions as other events of its kind throughout the country, such as an extremely competitive costume contest, live drawing, workshops, panel discussions and the unveiling of new comics, toys, movies and video games. However, the real draw for many attendees is the artists and contributors who will be available to sign autographs or have their picture taken. Some of the artists that Derby City Comic Con fans got to meet this year were Steve Scott, famed artist of many Batman comics, Dennis Callero, who has worked on popular titles such as X-Men and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tony Moore, the acclaimed original artist of The Walking Dead comics, and Roy Isabella, a 40-year veteran in comics who penned the book "1000 Comic Books You Must Read." If you missed these great artists this year, come to Louisville next summer when your favorite comic book artists may be in attendance!
If you've ever wanted a good excuse to wear a cape outdoors, if you're just looking for an ideal venue to buy comics, or if you've been wondering where to take the family next summer, hopefully this look back at the Derby City Comic Con 2013 will be incentive enough to plan a trip to Louisville in 2014!
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