The Tri-State Comic Con is coming up next month on May 31st at the Big Sandy Superstore in Huntington, WV so here is an update on what will be at the con.
Announced guests since my last piece are Jeremy Barlow (Eisner nomine writer and editor, R.I.P.D, Mass Effect, Star Wars), Mat Slay (artist, Image Comics, Upper Deck), Jamie Snell (artist, Topps, Upper Deck, Rittenhouse), and Daniel Way (creator of Draken, Wolverine: Origins, Deadpool).
Attending exhibitors that will be there are comic creators Eric Adams, Alex Heberling, Assailant Comics, Todd Beistel, Dustin Carson, Sean Forney, Todd Frazer, Tim Fuller, Rodney Fyke, Gary Gibeaut, Kevin Leen, Seth Lyons, Michael Mayne, Chris McJunkin, Shawn Murphy, Timothy Taylor, Aaron Williams, and Thomas Williams; artists Tressina Bowling, Edward Choi, Doomsday Designs, Matthew Durfee, Ronky Tonk, Marc Lewis, Ansley McDaniel, Maryanne Rose Papke, Brett Pinson; webcomic creators Derek Croston, Jordan Lowe, and Support Group; authors E.S. Brenwalt and Dan Pettry; podcasts Casual Heroes, In This Issue, Kentucky Geek Girl; publishers ElectoMagnetic Press, Mourning Daily Publishing, Old World Comics, Page 4 Yeti, Pink Dollar Comics, and Runespinner Studios. And con creators Broken Icon Comics will be there will with Rob Dumo, Brandon “G-Raver” Graver, Tristan Kelly, KJ Mendenhall, Joseph Schmalke, Kevin Steward, and Nicholas “Iowa” Wentland. Appearances by the WV Ghostbusters Division and rock band Harrah.
Vendors for the con include individual comic dealers and stores (C&C, Dungeon Dwellers Comics, Purple Earth Comics, Third Floor Comics), Blue Line Pro for art supplies, City of Horror, toy dealers (Classic Plastics, Dave’s All-American Toys, HillBilly Toy Chest), Gem City and Lexington Comic Con, Ryancor custom screen printers, TeeMinus 24, photographer Williamson Image, plus DZ Nuts and Cards will be looking to buy key issues and will grade two issues for free.
Panels have not been posted yet, but I am going to guess stuff about working in the industry and how to produce your own work. Though check out the list of items they have up for the auction.
You can still pre-reg for the con on the website; General Admission for $10 or the Guest Friendly Package for $15.