We will be posting information about the 2014 events as we get closer to show time.



$200 went to Hannah Mills for first in the 2013 Akron Comicon art contest sponsored by Blue Line Pro, the pro art supply company. Hannah is a senior from Firestone High School. She is pictured here with Firestone’s principle LaVonne Humphrey and Akron Comicon co-founders. We would like to thank Hannah’s art teacher, Patrick Dougherty, for taking this picture.


$100 was awarded to second place winner Valontai Buchaan from Kenmore High School, and $50 for third place went to Valynn Smith from STEM High School (formerly Central-Hower).


We would also like to thank Stem High Scholl teacher Brian Bennett. Brian has been an indispensable volunteer at Akron Comicon for the past few years.


A great big THANKS also goes to Kenmore High School commercial art instructor Kay Dreslinski for all of her help over the past few years. Her students also created the directional signs we used for the show this year.


And finally, we would like to thank Blue Line Pro for sponsoring our event again this year.

The Akron Comicon 2013 Fan Award went to Mike W. Barr for accomplishing a series of career firsts. Mike co-created and wrote “Camelot 3000” the very first DC maxi-series. And he also wrote the very first Batman graphic novel, “Batman: Son of the Demon” and the first Batman team book, “Batman & the Outsiders.”


The award was given at the annual kick-off dinner held the night before the show. Attendees included dealers participating in the show, our volunteer staff, family and friends, and some of our featured guests including: Dave Aikins, Tom Batiuk, Adam Beechen, Andy Bennett, Jon Bogdanove, Craig Boldman, Ron Frenz, Daniel Gorman, Chris Sprouse, Marc Sumerak, Chris Yambar, and of course Mike W. Barr.


Last years award went to Tom Batiuk for a milestone accomplishment of 40 years of Funky Winkerbean. Next years recipient has already been chosen, but we’re not tellin’ who it is.

Operation Comic Book, promoting literacy through comic books, was present once again teaching children of all ages how to tell their own stories through words and pictures. Founder, Ken Glanc (seen above) is teaching from one of the patented teaching modules developed by him under the original 501C nonprofit organization called the Elyria Comic Book Initiative.  For more information please click on the above photo for a link to their website.

Please click on the photos for a direct link to the Akron Comicon Facebook albums featuring all the cosplayers!

We are proud to announce over $2500 was raised for charity! 

Your generous donations helped the good works of the fine folks of Hero Initiative and helped establish Help For Heroes as a 501C nonprofit organization helping comic creators continue the fight against cancer! Super job everyone!