Thousands of comic book fans of all ages converged upon the Kentucky International Convention Center for the third annual Derby City Comic Con. Once inside, guests could browse through comics from vendors throughout Louisville and the region, purchase toys, gifts and art from vendors and creators alike, and attend panels on subjects ranging from bringing your friends into the comic book fandom to learning all of the ins and outs of self-publishing comics. The day also had two separate costume competitions for children and adults, a silent auction with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital, coloring and trivia contests, and of course, the fun and excitement of attending a con.
Friday evening was the Derby City Comic Con, held at Loft 123 inside Patrick O’Shea’s on 123 W. Main St., where a few comic book artists created individual masterpieces for the silent auction the following day. The biggest masterpiece of all, however, came from announcements made by Derby City Comic Con owner and organizer Chuck Moore about the future of this yearly event. Here is what Louisville.com learned during the launch party:
The next Derby City Comic Con will be held June 28 and 29, 2014.
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