CELEBRATING COMICS PAST • COMICS PRESENT • AND COMICS FUTURE
Akron Comicon is an annual event established to help promote newspaper-comics and comic-books as an original American art form and viable entertainment medium by bringing comic creators, dealers, fans and hobbyists together for a weekend of fun designed for the entire family.
Akron Comicon is not a pop culture event—we are a comic-centric event established to celebrate the comic art medium and the people who create it. Any media guests that appear at our show must represent characters originating from comics or have become an ongoing comic book series (i.e. Star Trek, Star Wars).
Our slogan—Fans First! Fans Always!—is a statement about us. Our slogan characterizes our personal commitment to keeping the “comic” in “comicon”—a show about comics for fans of comics!
While our slogan acts as the foundation for Akron Comicon, the structure of the show is characterized in the statement: Celebrating Comics Past, Comics Present and Comics Future!
COMICS PAST AND PRESENT will be represented by creators of mainstream newspaper-comics and comic-books. We will always invite comic creators representing the past and the present of the art medium, and provide programing to celebrate their contributions.
Independent publishers will also be a focus of Akron Comicon. With all the changes in publishing in recent years we see the “Indy” publisher as a viable alternative to mainstream publishing. The independent publisher has been and is blazing new ground for the future of comics.
COMICS FUTURE will be represented through our outreach to the next generation who we hope will carry on the tradition. We plan to accomplish this by providing activities for kids through our Akron Comicon Kid’s Club.
Akron Comicon is committed to keeping the show affordable for families. Kids 13 and under can attend the show free with a paid adult.
Thank you for your interest in Akron Comicon. We are working hard to plan and present the best convention experience we can for fans, dealers, and comic-book professionals. Please help us by contributing your thoughts and ideas to email@example.com and help us become one of the best comic book conventions possible!