Text Box: EVENTS @ AKRON COMICONCOMIC BOOK WORKSHOP • COSTUME CONTEST • HEROCLIX TOURNAMENTAND PANEL PRESENTATIONS

An ATM will be located in the lobby.

 

Comic Book Workshop - Operation Comic Book is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy through comics. OCB will be conducting one-hour workshops throughout the day teaching all ages how to make their own comic book. Starts at 11am Saturday and 12pm Sunday.

 

Costumes Contest (4pm Saturday only!)

Pop! The Comic Culture Club will be presenting the Costume for Charities Event at Akron Comicon. Prizes will be awarded by Pop! in for the winners in the following categories: best kids, best female, best male, best runner up, and best overall costume. Judging will take place at 4pm on Saturday.

 

HeroClix Tournament (Saturday only!)

HeroClix is a strategy board game played with different collectible miniatures featuring superheroes right from the pages of your favorite comic books. So prepare yourselves to take a three-dimensional step into the comic book universe of super powered battles. JC Comics & Cards of Cuyahoga Falls will be sponsoring the tournament again this year. The fun will take place in the Quaker Square Mall next to the QS Newsstand Comic Shop. There will be several tournament options throughout the day at a nominal cost. First tournament begins at 10am at the QS Mall.  

 

Panel Presentations are scheduled throughout the day of the convention each featuring a particular facet of comics from the creation of the superhero responsible for establishing comics as the viable entertainment medium it is today from the pages of comic books to the silver screen. All panels will take place in the events area (see floor layout on page 3).

 

Saturday Schedule  (Show opens at 10am and closes at 6pm)

 

  12pm   “How to Create Your Own Comic Book” – Join Eisner and Harvey Award nominated writer Marc Sumerak as he                    shares how you can create your own comic.

 

    1pm   “The Kirby Effect!” by comic creator and historian Tom Scioli.

 

    2pm   BATMAN! Featuring Mike W. Barr, Jose Delbo, Graham Nolan, Joe Rubenstein, Chris Sprouse and Joe Staton.

 

    3pm   Gerry Conway – Look back over the career of one the legendary comic book writers who co-created the                                Punisher and Firestorm, and the author of the controversial “Death of Gwen Stacy” storyline.

 

    5pm   POP! The Comic Culture Club Demonstration by Jason Fitch & Marc Sumerak.

 

Sunday Schedule  (Show opens at 11am and closes at 5pm)

 

    1pm   NEWSPAPER COMICS featuring Tom Batiuk, Craig Boldman, Jose Delbo, Graham Nolan, Joe Staton, and                               moderated by Siegel & Shuster Society President and radio personality Mike Olszewski.

 

    2pm   MARVEL COMICS featuring Allen Bellman, Gerry Conway, Ron Frenz, Tony Isabella, Josef Rubenstein.

 

    3pm   “How to Use Comics In the Classroom” by comic creator and educator Lee Smith.

 

    4pm   POP! The Comic Culture Club Demonstration by Jason Fitch & Marc Sumerak.