More than 4,300 expected to attend fourth annual event
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 19, 2014) — A star studded line-up of comic royalty including New York Times bestselling author and writers Mark Waid (“Daredevil,” “Hulk,” “Kingdom Come”), Robert Venditti (“Green Lantern,” “The Flash,” “Surrogates”) and Tony Moore (co-creator of “The Walking Dead”) headline over 225 exhibitors and comic creators at Derby City Comic Con, Louisville’s original comic con.
Returning to the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville for its fourth year and first two-day convention, June 28-29, the event continues to grow, pushing its current 45,000-s.f. event space to its max. More than 4,300 comic book fans turned out for the third annual Derby City Comic Con last year, which marked over 44 percent increase from 2012. Organizers are expecting an even larger crowd this year.
Single day passes are only $10 and a full weekend pass is only $15 per attendee. Children aged 12 and younger get in free with a paying adult.
Derby City Comic Con is trilled to be raising money through our silent auction and other efforts in support of the Kosair Charities once again partnering with the organization in 2014. Kosair Charities supports over 90 children’s agencies across the state of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Additionally, Derby City Comic Con is once again working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana providing passes to a massive mix of “Matches” allowing the children and their mentors access to visit the convention together free of charge.
Comic creators and artists
On the convention floor will be a mix of regional and national comic book talent. Visitors will find comic creators, writers, and artists ranging from those just getting started to those who have influenced a generation of professionals.
Vendors and exhibitors
There will be more than 100 tables filled with comics, toys, magazines, Legos, posters, cards, gaming supplies and more. It’s enough to fill an entire weekend just shopping and exploring everything they have to offer. Also featured will be the Mandalorian Mercs, Corn Island Steampunk Society, the Louisville Cartoonist Society, the Louisville Free Public Library, the Louisville Arcade Expo and others.
The event boasts a dedicated kids corner with a “Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”-inspired theme will present activities and games all weekend keeping the littlest heroes entertained and excited.
The amazing costumes fans create every year for Derby City Comic Con are always a highlight of the weekend for attendees and this year our costume contest is bigger than ever, covering two days with two separate events. The adult costume contest is Saturday at 3 p.m. with a $100 grand prize for best costume. The kids contest is Sunday at 3 p.m.
Two side events are planned for Friday and Saturday night. Both are set to take place at the Haymarket Whiskey Bar at 331 E. Market St. Friday night, Derby City Comic Con’s Opening Night Party will be a Steampunk Celebration. The event is being sponsored by the Corn Island Steampunk Society and will feature a talk on creative mixology by Calamity Labs. Saturday night we have a special treat for our adult guests! Starting at 8 p.m., guests will witness live art created by the Six Bomb Boards art collective, then at 10:30 you can enjoy a concert from the gypsy punk stylings of Lexington’s Ford Theater Reunion.
To learn more, visit www.DerbyCityComicCon.com.