2016 Tickets are still available at the door!

Advanced ticket sales for Derby City Comic Con have now ended!

Tickets for the June 25-26th event will still be available at the door!

Weekend General Admission - $30 at the door

Saturday General Admission - $20 at the door

Sunday General Admission - $20 at the door


If you purchased advanced tickets you can take advantage of early check in on Friday night from 7pm-9pm or Saturday morning starting at 8am !

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Jae Lee

Comic Superstar, Jae Lee is coming to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

Jae Lee is a Korean-American comic book artist, known for his dark style. In 1990, he became one of the youngest artists ever to work for a major publisher. He is an Eisner Award-winner for his work on Marvel's The Inhumans. The art from his collaboration with writer Grant Morrison on Fantastic Four: 1234, was featured in an exhibition at The Society of Illustrators in New York City.

In 2007, Lee was chosen by Stephen King for a six year collaboration on the Dark Tower comics and novels. 
Lee's recent projects include Before Watchmen: Ozymandias and Batman/Superman.

Official Website: jaeleeart.com

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Bob Layton

ComicLegend, Bob Layton is coming to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

One of the comics industry’s true visionaries at every level, creator, writer, artist, designer, and entrepreneur, Bob Layton has successfully migrated to other media, including television, animation and feature films.

If you’ve seen the Iron Man movies, then you’re familiar with Bob’s work, as the DVD extras make clear.

Bob reinvented the Iron Man comic in the late 70s, taking it from near-cancellation to one of Marvel’s all-time bestselling series. The classic Iron Man story “Demon in a Bottle” was recently voted “one of the top 20 comic stories of all time”. Bob also is credited as the co-creator of Marvel’s War Machine and DC Comics’ The Huntress, as well as designing Mattel’s hugely-successful “Secret Wars” toy line.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Walter Jones

The original Black Power Ranger is coming to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

Jones played the character of Zack Taylor, the original Black Ranger in the Power Rangers universe. Jones returned to Power Rangers in the Lost Galaxy season where he played the voice of Hexuba's Nightmare Monster in the episode "Dream Battle"; he also acted in an episode of Power Rangers: Wild Force entitled Forever Red in which many previous Red Rangers teamed up. Again, he did not appear as his original character, Zack, but rather provided the voice for one of the antagonists, a general in the Machine Empire named Gerrok. He guest starred in an episode of Family Matters as Kissel, and portrayed a supporting character in the first season of The Shield named Rondell Robinson, a drug dealer. Additionally, he also played a small role in the film House of the Dead 2 as "locker zombie". Jones also had a cameo appearance in the movie "Fast and the Furious 3 - Tokyo Drift." - Walter is appearing courtesy of Galactic Productions!

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Bryan Johnson

Comic Book Men's Bryan Johnson is coming to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

Ever since 1995 when he accepted employment as the View Askew receptionist, Bryan Johnson has worn as many hats as longtime friend Kevin Smith has tossed his way.

Involved in his films since Kevin based the iconic “Randal” character from Clerks on him, Johnson has gone on to appear in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as well as lend his voice to the character of “Steve-Dave” in Clerks: The Animated Series.

Johnson also wrote, directed, and starred in the film Vulgar. In 2000, Vulgar premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was picked up for distribution by Lion’s Gate Entertainment. Johnson has penned several comic book series including IDW publishing’s Karney and War of the Undead as well as Dynamite Entertainment’s CryptoZoic Man.

Currently Johnson hosts the popular “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave” podcast with Walt Flanagan and Brian Quinn of TRUTV’s Impractical Jokers. In 2010, Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave won two Podcast Awards: People’s Choice and Best Comedy as well as being named Best of 2010 Audio Podcast by iTunes. In 2012 the show took home the win for Best Entertainment and Pop Culture audio podcast at the Stitcher awards.

In his off hours Johnson rides his motorcycle, reads horror fiction, and sheds his rough exterior just long enough to attend (My Little) “Pony Parties” hosted by his eight-year-old niece, Sage.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Ming Chen

Comic Book Men's Ming Chen is coming to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

Ming Chen's road to the Stash all began in 1995 when the college student, video store employee and avid Kevin Smith follower, developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen's work, reached out and asked him to create a website for his production company, View Askew Productions.

Almost nineteen years later, not only does Chen continue to work on all of Smith's online projects, but has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called "I Sell Comics" with Michael Zapcic on Smith's radio network S.I.R.: SModcast Internet Radio. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but also the perfect person to ask to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile, and is happy to be a part of the team.

During his free time, Chen does pro bono website work for two non-profit organizations: Street Poets Inc. and The Kenny Gordon Foundation. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 12 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - James O'Barr

James OBarr is coming to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

In 1978, O'Barr's fiance', Beverly, was killed by a drunk driver, and he joined the Marines in an effort to cope with the loss. He was stationed in Germany and illustrated combat manuals for the military. While living in Berlin in 1981, O'Barr began work on The Crow as a means of dealing with his personal tragedy. After his discharge from the Marines, O'Barr continued his painting and illustration as well as doing various odd jobs, including working for a Detroit body shop. The Crow sat on a shelf for seven years, but at last someone wanted to publish it: Gary Reed of Caliber Press. In The Crow, the protagonist and his fiance are murdered by a gang of criminals. He then returns from the dead to hunt their killers.

The Crow has sold more than 750,000 copies worldwide.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Colleen Doran

We welcome Colleen Doran to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

Colleen is the artist for a new Neil Gaiman graphic novel from Dark Horse, The Book of Lost Souls with J Michael Straczynski, Big Nemo with Alan Moore for Electricomics, and upcoming projects to be announced for mainstream book publisher Simon and Schuster, and with Matt Hawkins at Top Cow/Image.

Colleen Doran's recent works also include The Vampire Diaries as writer and artist for DC, as well as art for Red Sonja, Marvel Agents of SHIELD, script for the Korean/American fusion anthology Komacon, and the award-winning graphic novels Mangaman and Gone to Amerikay.

Colleen Doran hundreds of credits also include work for Lucasfilm, Random House, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Simon and Schuster, and Disney. She has illustrated Amazing Spider-Man, The Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Superman, Sandman, and she is the sole creator of the graphic novel series A Distant Soil for Image Comics.

Learn more about all her work at colleendoran.com!

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Jackson Bostwick

Captain Marvel is coming to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

Jackson Bostwick has starred in or been featured in a large number of films, among them Walt Disney’s “Tron” and “Gus.” Also, “Escape from DS-3” and “The Killings at Outpost Zeta” for Anne Spielberg (Steven’s sister); “The Prey” with Jackie Coogan; “A Matter of Honor;” “Mutant Species” with Wilfred Brimley and Powers Booth; and others. He is best recognized for his role starring as Captain Marvel in the #1 CBS Saturday morning television show, “Shazam!” (1974-80).
Presently, getting set to market the feature film, “Bloody Mary-Lite (an urban fairy tale),” that he produced, wrote, directed, and acted in and that was shot in and around the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. Also, has his book, “Myth, Magic, and a Mortal,” reflecting on the years leading up to and surrounding the “Shazam!” series and up to his present activities, that will be available in the near future. 

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Allen Bellman

Timely Comics artist is coming to Louisville for Derby City Comic Con!

Golden Age Legend Allen Bellman is best known for his work with Timely / Marvel in the 1940’s-1950’s on titles and characters such as Captain America, The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson, Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics,Marvel Mystery Comics, Sub Mariner Comics,Young Allies,Vampire Brats, Suspense and so much more. He created the back-up crime feature Let’s Play Detective and also contributed to pre-Code horror, crime, war and western tales for Atlas. In the 50’s Allen also did work for Lev Gleason.

Mr. Bellman started working for Timely (Marvel) Comics in 1942 and was a mainstay during the Golden Age of comics until 1954. He started his career doing backgrounds for Captain America before joining the Timely staff as a full time artist. Mr. Bellman is full of amazing stories from the Golden Age, which he loves to speak with fans about. He is one of the few remaining pioneers of the comic book industry and to hear him speak about Timely in the 1940’s, working with the likes of Stan Lee, Syd Shores, Mike Sekowsky and the rest of the bullpen is a rare treat. Not only does Mr. Bellman love to speak about his work, he continues to draw to this day.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Darryl Banks

Green Lantern Artist, Darryl Banks is heading to Derby City in 2016!

Darryl is a professional illustrator and Columbus, Ohio native.  He is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design where he also created the Comic Book Illustration course.  He has worked for many companies but he is best known for his art on DC Comics' Green Lantern and co-creating Kyle Rayner and Parallax.  

Currently he does design and illustration for statues and toys for various companies.  Most notably Hawthorne Village and Hasbro Inc. and Filsinger Games."

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Bob Hall

Comic Artist, Bob Hall is heading to Derby City in 2016!

Bob has worked as a celebrated artist with Charlton, Marvel ,Valiant, Acclaim, DC, Platinum and many independent companies. Star ting in 1975, he drew most of Marvel's major characters with a focus on the Avengers. In the 90's he wrote and drew two series for Valiant, Shadowman and Armed and Dangerous. After Valiant shut down he did three Batman series for DC which he wrote, drew and inked. His work can currently be seen in a backup series for the Hammer horror homage, Flesh And Blood. Hall has had a dual career in theatre and currently directs the Flatwater Shakespeare Festival in Lincoln Nebraska.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Kyle Starks

Sexcastle creator, Kyle Starks is heading to Derby City in 2016!

Kyle Starks is a comic book creator hailing from Southern Indiana.  He is best known as the creator of Image Comics SEXCASTLE and is currently writing and doing covers for ONI Books INVADER ZIM. He wrote the only dedicated D-Man story in Marvel history in Secret Wars Too.  He drew a very small Galactus for Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.  He's contributed comics and pin-ups from Monkeybrain to Dark Horse, along with several successful self published books like The Legend Of Ricky Thunder. He's been called a "Critically acclaimed comedy cartoonist!

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Craig Boldman

Jughead Writer, Craig Boldman is heading to Derby City in 2016!

Craig Boldman is best known for his work for Archie Comics, having written over a hundred consecutive issues of the Jughead comic book (teamed with artist Rex Lindsey), and has been the writer of the Archie syndicated comic strip since 1992. He has also frequently contributed stories to the entire Archie Comics line.

Craig has worked on Superman, 'Mazing Man, Bugs Bunny, Disney's Doug, Disney's Recess, Ed Edd & Eddie, and Bazooka Joe, among others.

He has been a greeting card cartoonist for such companies as Hallmark and American Greetings, and is the co-author/illustrator of a humor book from Andrews McMeel Publishing, "Every Excuse in the Book: 718 Ways to Say 'It's Not My Fault!'"

His current project is a creation of his own, Tailipoe, out in a new book collection.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Ani-Mia

Professional Cosplayer Ani-Mia will be cosplaying with us at #DCCC2016!

Ani-Mia has been cosplaying since 2008 but has been a geek since she was sporting her Knight Rider tees at age 3. Her love for video games, comic books and anime are reflected in her wide variety of cosplay costumes, many of which she makes herself. She has had the opportunity to travel to conventions across the globe as an International Cosplayer, judge costume contests, appear in both online and print magazines as well as television appearances, and meet tons of amazing people including those within the industry and fans! She has been involved in numerous panels on cosplay positivity and cosplay construction, which she enjoys sharing her knowledge in. The one thing she really wants to do is help bring the cosplay community together as a whole and has been involved in numerous charity events and panels. She also has a love for providing her knowledge in costume making to new cosplayers.!

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Jim Cornette

Pro Wrestling legend and comic collector extraordinare' Jim Cornette will be at DCCC this year!

If you've ever seen a professional wrestling event live or on television, chances are you've seen Jim Cornette. Wrestling's "Louisville Slugger" is known to fans of the 80's wrestling boom as the tennis racket-wielding manager of perennial tag team champions the Midnight Express on SuperStation TBS--to 90's fans he's recognized as the manager of World Champions Yokozuna, the British Bulldog, Owen Hart and more in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), also appearing as a color commentator on countless pay-per-view events and telecasts of RAW on the USA Network--and for fans of the 2000's he spent several years as the on-air matchmaker and authority figure for TNA Wrestling on Spike TV.

Jim will be appearing at DCCC not only due to his wrestling notoriety, but as a lifelong collector of comics, entertainment, pro wrestling and pop culture items, he will be as excited to be there as the fans in attendance, and will probably have a few rare comic-related items amongst the wrestling memorabilia at his booth for some wheeling and dealing to acquire things he needs or clear space in his collections for more!

#DCCC2016 Exhibitor Announcement - CBCS!

CBCS will be doing on site comic submissions at Derby City!!

Comic Book Certification Service, LLC will expertly, impartially, and consistently certify and encapsulate comics using the highest quality materials. CBCS will promote the hobby of comic collecting with integrity, transparency, and a friendly attitude: educating hobbyists, welcoming suggestions, and promoting related charities.

CBCS will have reps at DCCC to witness signitures and submit your comics for grading!

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

Matthew Clark is a comic book artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. A fan of comics since his teens, he’s had the pleasure of creating art for many of his favorite series… everything from the most well-known DC characters in comic book history, to innovative new takes on characters with Marvel, to his own original concepts.
Matthew is a native Oregonian and has lived in the heart of downtown Portland since the late 90s. He loves to walk around this fair city (mainly because he sold his car and needed to force himself to exercise). He was also one of the original founders of Mercury Studio (now Periscope Studio) and got his start at Studiosaurus.
He still reads comics, loves what he does, and works very hard. Like many nerds, Matthew loves to meet new people who share his interests, but is really quiet (and happens to have great hair).

Matthew is appearing cortesy of The Hero Initiative

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Gregory Titus

Star Wars Black Series artist is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

For about two decades Gregory Titus has worked as a Concept Artist and Illustrator.  After a short career in comics he moved to concept art and branding, for a company called Pilot out of Boston.  He has worked on many of his childhood dream projects and recently developed concepts for properties such as GI. Joe, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Jurassic World, and Angry Birds.
For past few years he has been the artist solely responsible for creating the box art for the Star Wars: The Black Series toy line. Starting from the existing Star Wars properties and moving through The Force Awakens, and is currently working on Rogue One and Episode 8.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Guy Gilchrist

Nancy artist is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

Guy Gilchrist at the age of 24, was hand-selected to create Jim Henson's Muppets Comic Strip that was printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986. Throughout the years, he has set his hand to such notable cartoons as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Fraggle Rock and The Pink Panther and was instrumental in the creation of The Muppet Babies. 

Gilchrist took over the iconic Nancy comic strip in 1995, and 2015 marks his twentieth year drawing Nancy. In 2013 he unveiled a one-of-a-kind exhibit, Nancy Loves Nashville, at the Nashville International Airport that revealed the location of Three Rocks as a suburb just outside of Nashville. Syndicated internationally in 80 countries and some 400 newspapers, Nancy has a viewership of 57 million readers around the world. And as fans of the comic strip know, Nancy resides in the fictional town of Three Rocks with her Aunt Fritzi and friend, Sluggo.

Gilchrist has been recognized and honored internationally for his creativity and authorship. He was awarded the National Cartoonist Society's highly coveted Reuben Award in 1997 and again in 1998 for Best Magazine and Book Illustrator, for Night Lights and Pillow Fights Book One and Book Two. Also for Night Lights and Pillow Fights, he was awarded the Bank Street Award for Best Book of the Year 1998. He is a three-time award winner of the Best Book of the Year from the International Reading Council of the United Nations, for the Tiny Dinos book series. The Tiny Dinos series was among the top bestselling books at Walden Books.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Dick Starr

Horror Artist Dick Starr is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

Dubbed "One of the sickest artists in America" by Girls and Corpses Magazine, Dick Starr has embedded himself nicely into the horror community. Add to his love for pop-culture, a twisted sense of humor, and you'll understand immediately why his Celebrity Death Poll and mash-ups exist. In the 80's and 90's, art got sent home by teachers on a regular basis. Since 2004, Dick's work has been featured in numerous galleries, horror/tattoo magazines, books, album covers, event posters, and comics around the world. Currently, Starr's resume boasts clients from UFC, Full Tilt Poker, Suicide Girls, and legendary producer/director Charles Band.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - The WV Batman - John Buckland

The WV Batman is bringing his 89 Batmobile to Derby City Comic Con!

John Buckland started Heroes 4 Higher in 2012 upon his return home from Fire service in Iraq with Dept Of Defense. It was started as a direct attack to put themselves as a company on the front lines of drugs,bullying,broken homes and struggles in our community. 
Over the last 3 years they have been featured nationally & internationally on The Today Show, HLN News, The National Enquirer, Good Morning America, and are soon to be in children's book for National Geographic.

Over 250,000 kids have heard their BE THE HERO AGAINST DRUGS & BULLYING message, and over 255 schools & libraries have been visited since Sept 2013.
They have taken the message as far as Gettysburg,PA and Georgia and have 25,000 plus followers and growing DAILY!

John will be bringing his amazing 1989 Batmobile replica dubbed "The Hopemobile" to Derby City this year for photos!

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Justin Stewart

Graphic Design Rockstar, Justin Stewart is joing us for DCCC this year!

Justin lives in KY with his wife, daughter and their 2 pup dogs. Mainly utilized as a colorist, letterer and designer, Justin has done work for Disney, Marvel, Image, Graphitti Designs, AAM/Markosia, Viper and Zenoscope Entertainment. Justins latest work can be seen on IDW's Miami Vice Remix and in Marvel's Howard the Human. Justin will draw, ink, color, letter, layout, design or otherwise take care of whatever needs arting.

Justin is the official event designer for LCTC and DCCC this year. You will see his work in almost every aspect of the events!

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Erick Freitas

Erick Freitas is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

Erick Freitas is a gut punching, nose breaking, nostalgia cracking writer and producer from Elizabeth, NJ. He is 1/2 of the writing team on "Judge Dredd: MEGA CITY ZERO", "Amazing Forest", "Godzilla in Hell #3", and "GAMMA" from "Dark Horse Presents". Influences include Stanley Kubrick, Rob Zombie,  Paul Heyman, Giant Baba, and Vince McMahon. Follow him on instagram @errfreitas

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Ulises Farinas

Ulises Farinas is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

A cartoonist and writer who meticulously blends genres, styles, and universes. Breaking down the walls between imagination and reality, he depicts super-saturated, hyper-detailed worlds where heroes and monsters are as fantastic as the landscapes they inhabit.

Currently writing IDW’s Judge Dredd with Erick Freitas, drawn by Dan McDaid. Also with Erick Freitas, he is also the cowriter of Amazing Forest, available on Comixology and soon to be published by IDW.

He is the artist and cowriter, of GAMMA, a one-shot comic previously serialized in Dark Horse Presents, and the writer of the pulp-throwback anthology AMAZING FOREST. He also has drawn Catalyst – Agents of Change, written by Joe Casey, Judge Dredd: City of Courts written by Douglas Wolk. 

He has done work for Marvel, Dark Horse, Vertigo, Image, BOOM! Studios, IDW, Wired Magazine, Complex, INC. Magazine, Zupi Magazine, the New York Times, Threadless Select, Faesthetic, and MunkyKing. His work has also been featured numerous times on Comics Alliance, Io9, Project Rooftop, The Daily What, The Comics Reporter, and SuperPunch.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Mark Kidwell

68' Creator, Mark Kidwell is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

Writer and artist Mark Kidwell is the co-creator and writer of the new ongoing Vietnamese zombie epic "68" from Image comics, writer, illustrator, and creator of the splatterpunk horror mini-series BUMP as well as the writer of Frazetta Comics' DARK KINGDOM series and the Frazetta western, FREEDOM. His most recent work with Jay Fotos and Jeff Zornow, TYRANNOSAURUS REX, sold out in one day.

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Stuart Sayger

Stuart Sayger is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

Stuart Sayger is best known for his moody atmospheric art. Recently Sayger drew graphic novels of "Trick R Treat" and "Krampus" based on the films of the same names from Legendary Pictures.  Sayger also contributed the cover to a newly released commemorative issue of "the Walking Dead".  Other well known projects include the "Superman: Man of Steel” movie, and a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s “Thief of Thieves”. Sayger has drawn many IDW projects including:"The X-Files", “30-Days of Night,” “Robert Rodriguez’s Machete,” and “Bram Stoker’s Death Ship.” Toy fans will remember Stuart’s work from a 2-year run drawing the “Bionicle” comic book based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name. The series was translated to 8 different languages and distributed internationally boasting the largest circulation of any comic book in the world! Stuart is often drawing during conventions, so please stop by and see his inky fingers at work!

#DCCC2016 Guest Announcement - Jamie Snell

Jamie Snell is coming to Derby City Comic Con this year!

Jamie Snell is a freelance illustrator who can do just about anything you need. He as worked on various sketch card sets from Topps, Brygent, Upper Deck and Rittenhouse. From Marvel, Indiana Jones, Mars Attacks, Transformers to Star Wars. He also has done a couple of posters for LFL and Acme Archives: Celebrations V and the 30th Anniversary of ESB. He has also worked for IDW publishing doing various covers for IDW's Godzilla #1 and various characters for theTransformers Beastwars Source Book.

#DCCC2016 Cosplay Guest Announcement - Jedi Manda

Amazing cosplay guest JediManda coming to Lousiville for DCCC!

Jedimanda wanted to live in a world filled with Star Wars, passionate fans, and the power to make ANYTHING SHE SEES! Of course, leading her to dive head first into the cosplay world. 

As a professional seamstress and avid costume maker with more than 6 years of experience, she has competed, and ultimately won, several costume competitions, as well as judged almost an equal amount. She has been featured on several sites such as The Nerdist, D23 (Disney fan club), and SyFy. Jedimanda is an epic seamstress and social media guru with the cuts, scars, and glue gun burns to prove it. 

When she’s not sewing her eyeballs out, she is a professional graphic designer with a love for anything with flat design and an epic typography. She daily emerges herself in anything RWBY, Disney, or Game of Thrones, and can't stop pinning costume ideas and wig tutorials. Her home base is in Louisville, Kentucky where she is also a co-host on a weekly cosplay podcast called CosSlay Podcast. Make sure to follow her on all her social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and Youtube. 

#DCCC2016 Fan Group Announcement - Louisville Ghostbusters

We knew who to call! The Louisville Ghostbusters will be at Derby City Comic Con this year!


2016 Booth Registration Opens at 8pm tonight!

Hello all,

Well, I have been steering this ship for a bit over a month now and while it has probably looked like nothing is really happening, I can assure you that is far from reality. In the past few weeks we have secured our 2016 date (June 25-26th at the KICC), we have had an online floor plan and booth space mapping system implemented, and we have been working on the website a bit.

Currently, the website is pretty lean in that I have stripped out a lot of historical information and such that I felt was no longer really relevant and I have been trying to get it in a position to build from. I think that as of this evening it is stripped down enough to be the backbone of a good information source moving forward. Info will be added to the site as it becomes available for 2016.

Most of you guys probably know me or are, at a minimum, aware that my team and I do run a moderately successful convention in Lexington, KY. If you are familiar with the way we run that con, expect to see Derby City adapted to that format as far as signups, admissions, and the like are concerned. I have decided today that I am going to go ahead and begin space reservations tonight rather than waiting until October as originally planned. We are doing this because after building the online map I have realized exactly how many tables there are to sell and I think that the extra time to market these spaces will ensure that we end up with a full house. I should mention that, no matter your previous deals for space, all booth and table space will be sold on a first come / first served basis and you will be expected to pay for your space upon registration. This will ensure a financial flow that will allow us to effectively market the event and grow it into the type of comic convention that Louisville still very desperately needs.

As I mentioned earlier, booth space will go on sale at 8pm eastern TONIGHT August 5th! You can register your booth by visiting the "Register" link at the bottom of every page on this site or directly by clicking HERE!

The online registration system is very easy to use but be sure to completely fill out your info and include a brief bio or description in the "Description" field. Lastly be sure to go ahead and upload your head shot or logo to the mapping system so that it will display on the site.

You will notice that the large booths at the front of the room are labeled as "Sponsor Booths". By purchasing these booths you are becoming one of DCCC's 2016 Sponsors and become eligible for some perks such as logo placement on the website, social media presence, and program ads. These perks are outlined when you select the booth from the map.

In closing, I cannot tell you how excited I am to be the guy in charge of this amazing convention. Derby City has always been one of our favorite cons and now I get the chance to make it even better! Thank you all so much for the support that you have shown us in this transition and in all of our other adventures as well. If you have any questions at all, please email me at jarrod@derbycitycomiccon.com


Jarrod & Jaime-

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 August 5th, 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!