Saturday, November 2, 2013

The 2nd Annual Akron Comicon at Quaker Square Station -- Saturday, November 9

Akron Comicon Returns!
by Brit Charek

Akron Comicon returns next weekend on Saturday November 9th! (If you missed the inaugural event last year, check Akron Empire's review of it by clicking HERE-- there's some great photos!) This time the event will be held at Quaker Square Station, where there is plenty of parking and nearby restaurants. 

The event was organized to "established to celebrate newspaper comics and comic-books as an original American art form and promote comics as a viable entertainment medium by bringing creators, dealers, and fans together for a day of fun and interaction designed for the entire family."

Just like last year, there will be a range of events and activities taking place all day. One I'm personally looking forward to is the Costumes for Charity Contest. For every costumed attendee, Akron Comicon is donating $2 to charity. The winnings will be split between two charities: Hero Initiative and Help For Heroes. Last year, there were 52 fans in costume at the event-- this year there's likely to be many more!

This year's event will have 40 featured guests, many of which are currently working in the comic book industry. Here's a list of just a few: Dave Aikins, Darryl Banks, Mike W. Barr, Tom Batiuk, Adam Beechen, Jon Bogdanove, Craig Boldman, Ron Frenz, Mike Gustovich, Bob Ingersoll, Tony Isabella, Brad  Ricca, Chris Sprouse, Marc Sumerak, Chris Yambar, and Thom Zahler. Information about all guests is available on Akron Comicon's website.

Akron Comicon has moved from Akron U's Student Union to Quaker Square Station
Check out to see a list of artists, guests, vendors and special events. Also make sure to like their Facebook page to continue getting updates!

Admission tickets cost $10 at the door. Admission for Senior Citizens is $5. University Student tickets are $5 with a student I.D. All children age 10 and under are free. 

OR you can enter our contest to win a free pair of tickets to the event, courtesy of Akron Comicon! Just answer the questions and enter your email address below before midnight on Thursday, November 7. We will announce the winner on Friday, November 8 and email instructions for how to get your tickets. Thanks for following Akron Empire and we'll see you at Comicon!

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