2016 Date Announced!

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 contracts are signed and that the date is now firm! Derby City Comic Con will be back at the Kentucky International Convention Center on June 25th and 26th, 2016! Keep an eye on this site over the coming months to stay informed about some of the awesome things we will be doing with DCCC moving forward! 2016 booth space will go on sale on October 1st, 2015 and tickets will go on sale on February 1st, 2016!


Derby City Comic Con To Continue And Grow Under New Ownership

Show owner and convention director Chuck Moore writes...

Today, at just a little past 6 PM, I sold Derby City Comic Con to Jarrod Greer of the Lexington Comic & Toy Con. My life has become very full of so many good things over the last year and I feel I have taken the convention as far as I can running it. I'm very proud of what I achieved and it was time to choose a new path, put my family first and focus on my career at CompleteSet. I cannot wait do see what the future holds as Jarrod shares much of the same vision I had for for the convention. I'm honored to have been a part of it for the past three years and thank Eric Banister for the firm foundation upon which we've all built this event for Louisville.

Cavalcade of Comics will continue later this year under the direction of very good buddy John Wilson. Announcements regarding registration for that show and more on the future of Derby City Comic Con coming soon!

Thank You, Sincerely, For Making Derby 2015 A Complete Success!

To say that we here at Derby City Comic Con were thrilled with the turnout and enthusiasm for our 2015 convention would be an understatement. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen, who traveled (far and near) to exhibit at the show and, especially, to all of you who turned out in record numbers to make this our best attended show of all time. We are humbled by your support and look forward to seeing Derby City Comic Con continue to grow!

It's Time For Derby City Comic Con 2015!

Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Parking Information | Tickets Will Be Sold At The Door

NOTE: We are in Hall 2D This Year
Easiest entrance is via 3rd and Jefferson

June 20th - 21st, 2015
Open to the public 10 am - 5 PM Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday
Weekend pass attendees can access the floor an hour early both days!

Weekend pass $20. Single day Saturday $15. Single day Sunday $10.
Kids 10 and under remain free (with a paying adult)

Catch Derby City Friday As We Return To WHAS Great Day Live

We're due at the studio at 8:45 AM so we should be in the 9 AM hour on Friday!

A sad cancellation... Colleen Doran to Return in 2016

Sadly, due to a health issues and illness, featured guest Colleen Doran informed us today that she will have to miss this year's show.

Colleen commented, "This is a great disappointment as I was truly looking forward to this. I just don't go to many shows, prefer to do shows where I can really spend time with people and Derby City really looked like that kind of show." She went on to say "I will immediately make a commitment to attend next year".

We here at Derby City Comic Con wish her the very best and a speedy recovery!

Friday Pick-Up Time For Badges and Wristbands Announced

Derby City Comic Con staff will be on hand for each pick-up (and sales) of weekend badges and single day wristbands from 1 PM to 7 PM on Friday, June 19th if you want to secure your credentials ahead of time and dodge all lines on Saturday!

We are in a different (and much larger) hall this year. We are in Hall 2D upstairs.

Scruffy-Looking Nerf-Herder Or A Jedi Master? Kids Area Set For Amazing!

Whether you’re a Wookie or an Ewok, from Tatooine or Hoth, a scruffy-looking nerf-herder or a Jedi master, you’re going to enjoy the Kids Corner at Derby City Comic Con!

We will have...

 A Star Wars themed scavenger hunt
 Trivia contests on the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy
 A “make your own Lightsaber” craft time
 Star Wars coloring and activity pages
 A kids costume contest on Sunday
 Prizes, games, and so much more!

The 501st will have their “Blast a Trooper” station set up, and Collin Royster is bringing life-sized Star Wars replicas just to spice up the fun for our younger guests!

On June 20th and 21st, immerse yourself in the most beloved franchise of all time by attending Derby City Comic Con!

Meet CompleteSet At Derby City And Grow Your Collection!

Ready for Derby City Comic Con? We’ve partnered with CompleteSet.com to enhance your collecting experience at the show! Download their free iOS app via appsto.re/us/5Nxv7.i (Android app coming soon) containing information on over 50,000 collectibles from 200 brands, characters and franchises and you’ll be ready show what you have, find what you need and buy what you want.

Their app is a treasure map for collectors and you can meet this great convention sponsor at booth 77 where they will be doing giveaways throughout the weekend, sharing official Derby City Comic Con buttons and much more!

Join As We Introduce More Of Our Guests!

Creators To Meet at Derby City Comic Con 2015!

Eric Ratcliffe is the co-creator of the award winning webcomic, New Comic Day. He's also the host of the popular Why I Love Comics podcast and cosplays a variety of different characters.


Chad Nuss is the creator, writer, and artist of the comic book, The Silence. The Silence is a science fiction parable set within a dystopian universe controlled by The Hierarchy. The main characters, Naomi and Lazarus, set out on a journey through the universe seeking answers to questions that apparently do not have answers. Confronted by a silent universe, their only hope is a series of prophecies they hear about a mysterious character called The Face who will change everything.

Chad has been drawing his entire life. He has earned a bachelor's degree in illustration, a Master of Divinity degree, and currently is pursuing a PhD in theology and philosophy. He is studying and writing on the relationship between faith, beauty, imagination, philosophy, and pop culture. The story and artwork of The Silence has been a lifelong passion and integrates many of the philosophical issues and worldview perspectives from his studies along with some beautiful artwork.


Jeremy O'Ryan, a*k*a* Skare-Kro, moved to ky in 2006 after a two year battle with a rare cancer that almost took his life, started college (again) in architecture engineering and interior design. In January 2014, he started drawing after personal issues tore his life apart. In may of 2014, he created Skare-Kro Art.

As of January 2015, he now is a freelance penciler for the independent comic "Peanut, Puddin, n' Jelly". He now attends shows, does commissions, and is the president of the KY portion of the hip hop music label "NLE, next level entertainment ". He does album covers and cartoon drawings for several music labels based along the gulf coast.


What do you get when you have a geek girl that loves to create? You get me, Sara Miles-Jewell, Owner & Creator of Imagine Candles. Imagine Candles are geek inspired scents created to represent your favorite themes and characters. The scents are as unique as the names; ranging from fruity and floral to clean and masculine. The candles represent my ever growing love for all things geek, ranging from Lord of the Rings & Doctor Who to My Little Pony and fairy tales with new themes on the horizon. New this year will be Star Wars and Superhero/Villain inspired lines. The candles should appeal to anyone’s geek side, even those on the dark side.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Returns To Our Convention

Derby City Comic Con is thrilled to be joining up again this year with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana for our 2015 show!

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 7 through 16, in communities across the country. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Once again this year, Derby City Comic Con is providing passes to a massive mix of "Matches" allowing the children and their mentors access to visit the convention together free of charge. As the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever, Derby City Comic Con is excited to be a place where both the Bigs and Littles can come and have a blast!

We here at Derby City Comic Con are supporters and admirers of all the work that Big Brothers Big Sisters does in our community. Anyone interested in becoming a Big Brother Big Sister should contact their website at bbbsky.org.

"Changing perspectives. Changing lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana."

Get Your Tickets Online And Dodge The Lines!

Did you know we'll have a special check in line for indviiduals who
advance puchase their tickets online?


Based on pre-sales, we're expecting a record turnout in 2015!

Why wait in a line to pay at the door when you can get
your tickets today and walk into the show like a rock star?

Meet Other Great Conventions At Derby City Comic Con!

We're proud to play host to a mix of regional convention
exhibitors partnering up so they can tell you about even more
great shows you should get to know!

Shows represented this year include Cincinnati Comic Expo (table C44), Gem City Comic Con (booth 43-44), Lexington Comic & Toy Convention (booth 59-60), Fandomfet (booth 22) and Conatron (table C38)!

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters at Derby City!

The Louisville Ghostbusters have been serving the Ohio Valley since 2001. They are the first Ghostbuster Franchise in the State of Kentucky. There is eight of them in the group and they attend conventions, fundraisers, charity events, Haunted Houses, and whatever the public needs. They have been Cosplaying for over 14 years and love to share their prop building experience to our fans and answer any questions they may have. They feature replica props from the movie such as proton packs, traps, PKE meters, Ecto goggles, and even a Containment unit!

Catch all the fun at Derby City Comic Con and facebook.com/LouisvilleGhostbusters!

Did You Catch Us On WDRB In The Morning?

We Thank WDRB In The Morning, host Keith Kaiser and The Great Escape
For Letting Derby City Comic Con 2015 Join In The Fun This Morning!

Miss this morning's coverage? Catch some of the segments
(we were featured four times over three hours) via...

Derby City Comic Con June 20 & 21 Spotlights Artists, Characters and Comics

Derby City Comic Con Is The Perfect Father's Day Present!

Derby City Comic Con makes the perfect Father's Day present!
Bring your dad for a weekend of comics and pop culture fun.



Heroes Live Among Us!

Our thanks to Pixel Brain Productions for this great new bit of film!

The Louisville Cartoonist Society (LCS) Returns To Derby City Comic Con!

The Louisville Cartoonist Society (LCS) is a group of local comic book creators working together to grow the Louisville comic book scene. This year at DCCC they will be debuting their latest comic book project, "Tall Tales & Little Lies: A Fantasy Themed Comic Book Anthology". It features 17 fantasy stories by 32 Louisville-area creators. This is the group's most ambitious project yet, at over 150 pages of full color art and sequential storytelling. The book was made possible due to successful funding on Kickstarter and was featured as a Kickstarter Staff Pick. Creators unite!

Follow the LCS on Facebook: facebook.com/groups/theLCS/
or at their website: LouisvilleCartoonistSociety.com
Learn about "Tall Tales & Little Lies" here: kck.st/1yvRGqK

You still have time to Cosplay at Derby City Comic Con!

You still have time to Cosplay! from A Hutchings on Vimeo.

"Comic Con To Be Biggest Show Yet"

We thank the The Courier-Journal (courier-journal.com) and reporter Sheldon S. Shafer for the great article on our upcoming convention. Join us June 20-21 at the Kentucky International Convention Center!

Comic Con To Be Biggest Show Yet

Derby City Comic Con Welcomes Kosair Kid: Winslow Pipes

Through our continuing association with the wonderful people at Kosair Charities, Derby City Comic Con is pleased to host our 2015 Kosair Kid Winslow Pipes and his parents, Breck and Ann.

Winslow Pipes continually surprises and delights his parents, Breck and Ann Pipes of Louisville, with his social skills and vivid imagination. At school, he’s on a first-name basis with nearly every teacher. At soccer skills practice, he spontaneously turns into a play-by-play announcer an at home, he dreams up elaborate stories based on alternate galaxies.

From birth, Winslow faced many developmental challenges. After a number of surgeries, most were repaired but Winslow continues to have hearing issues for which he wears a bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) that includes a headband with a stereo microphone and oscillator that transmits sound to his inner ear. The early intervention was key because it has so much to do with developing speech patterns. “Most people who hear him talk don’t realize he has any hearing loss,” Breck says.

Today, thanks to much love and support from his family and a huge boost from Kosair Charities, he hardly misses a beat. “I used to worry about whether he would ever talk,” Ann says, laughing. “Now I wonder if he’ll ever stop!”

Winslow and his parents will be joining us on Sunday for a tour of the show floor. We hope that all artists and vendors will help us make this visit an experience that this great kid won’t soon forget.

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