West Virginia’s largest fandom event, Tri State Comic Con (Tri-Con) will be May 31st this year at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington again.
One of the big names for this year is wrestling legend Mick Foley. A four-time world champ, two-time New York Times best-selling author, and a stand-up comic/spoken-word performer. He is also the author of the WWE’s new comic book. Another is fan favorite writer Gail Simone, with famous runs on Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Batgirl, and much more. This will be a regional exclusive appearance. Other new guests this are Chris Sprouse co-creator of Tom Strong, Pop Mhan, Jonathan Glapion, Heater Breckel of My Little Pony comic fame, and James Asmus. Previous guests Darryl Banks, Lora Innes, Mark Kidwell, Chad Lambart, Tommy Patterson, Beau Smith, Billy Tucci, and many other artists and comic creators.
“The Larrys” are Tri-Con’s new annual awards sponsored by the podcast In This Issue. There will be two awards this year, “Best in Comic” and “Best in Art.” The awards will be determined by In This Issue and a group of guest professionals. Creators may send in their creations for nomination. Winners will be announced at the con.
They are also looking for the biggest Tricon fan out there. E-mail them a 500-1000 word reason why you are Tricon’s biggest fan. They will select one fan and name them the Larry Hall of Fame Fan of 2014. They will receive a plaque during the show. So send in your submission and come to the con to see me win the plaque cause I have this in the bag. Photos may also be sent in.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, guest friendly package which gets you in thirty minutes early and exclusive print are $15, and still available are the VIP package which comes with exclusive prints, blank variant comic, buttons, t-shirt, and hour early access to show for $25. Kids under 10 get in free.
Great show for fans of comics and general nerdy culture.