Are You Ready For Information Overload?

We have SO MUCH to tell you about this year's show!

If you thought our featured guest announcements were exciting, get ready...

Beginning next week and continuing throughout the month of May!

JUNE 28th - 29th, 2014

 All the details on over 100 comic creators who will be set up at this year's show!

 The full list of over 45 vendors presenting over 100 tables of shopping nirvana!

 A rundown of our many exhibitors featuring art groups, libraries, charities and more!

 The latest on two amazing days of mind blowing panels!

 All the details on our ever exploding Kids Corner loaded up with family fun!

 The massive unveiling of our 2014 show sponsors who we love!

 The return of the very best in costume contests and cosplay opportunities!

 More information on our Friday night Corn Island Steampunk Kickoff Party!

 Still more information on our Saturday night Derby City Comic Con Celebration!

 Details on our promotional rollout across print, radio, internet and television!

 A celebration of your art as we unveil our 2014 poster, t-shirt and cover selections!


Have your show tickets yet?

Why wait another moment?
At just $15 for a full weekend package
filled with benefits for pre-purchase attendees...

We'll see you at Derby City!

Derby City Comic Con Unveils A SECOND Show for 2014!

Coming to Louisville, November 22nd 2014!

Due in no small part to the HUGE success of our primary show, Derby City Comic Con is exceedingly pleased to announce that we will be returning in November with a second event for comic fans to enjoy!

Taking place Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at Ramada Plaza Louisville - Triple Crown Pavilion (9700 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, KY) the Cavalcade of Comics will be a companion show to our annual primary convention and offers a unique mix of comic book focused fun to enjoy.

Show owner Chuck Moore explains...

"We wanted to create a slightly smaller event which we could position roughly half way between each year's primary Derby City Comic Con. This event will be a celebration of regional art creators and it will also have more of a retail and shopping focus. The Cavalcade of Comics will feature a showcase an amazing tapestry of comic creators and also serve as a holiday shopping experience leading up to the nationwide retail shopping event, Black Friday! We're inviting fans to come get their geek on and shop local for the holidays!"

Derby City Comic Con' s Cavalcade of Comics will serve up 21,800 square feet of exhibitor space at the Ramada Plaza Louisville (already home to such great locals shows as the Louisville Arcade Expo and Conglomeration). In this new show space, we will ring the exhibit hall with a solid mix of regional comic creators and artists. In the middle of the show floor we will pack in a wide mix of comic book, toy and related geek culture focused vendors for you to enjoy. This will be a spot where you can shop for holidays, support local artists and mix in a convention environment with other comic book enthusiasts.

Why would you shop anywhere else?

Creator and vendor registration for this second show will open just after the doors close on Derby City Comic Con, June 28th-29th 2014!

Announcing Lora Innes for Derby City Comic Con 2014!

We are pleased to announce a new Featured Guest for our 2014 convention!

Lora Innes is the creator of The Dreamer, a historical fiction webcomic about a teenager named Bea Whaley who begins having dreams about the Revolutionary War. Every night the dream picks up where the last one left of, and it isn't long before Bea questions if these are just dreams... or if they're something more. Full of adventure, romance, and war, The Dreamer has grown a cult following online. Three Dreamer graphic novel collections are available from IDW Publishing. Lora also co-hosts the Paper Wings Podcast, a show about elevating the craft of making independent comics.

Find Lora on the Web

Where To Stay When Visiting Derby City Comic Con!

Meet Our Host Hotel
The Courtyard Downtown Louisville

For our out of town guests and vendors, Derby City Comic Con has secured a block of rooms at our hotel of choice for the 2014 show. The Derby City Comic Con rate for the Courtyard Downtown Louisville is $139 a night. Parking for this hotel is free. Please call 502-562-0200 and ask for the Derby City Comic Con group block.

Learn more here

Get your tickets for this year's Derby City Comic Con!


Let's talk price!
We're hosting our first two day show, but that doesn't mean a jump in ticket prices! Last year it was $10 to attend Derby City Comic Con and this year it remains $10 for each day or $15 for the entire weekend. As always, kids 12 and under get in FREE with a paid adult.

Why purchase tickets early?
Purchasing tickets early gets you the VIP experience without a costly VIP package price. If you purchase your weekend badge ticket (just $15) online or before June 26th (at the very same price you would pay at the door), you will get into the show floor ONE HOUR EARLY and you will have a special express line to access the event floor!

NOTE: Single day passes will only be available at the door and will not include early access or side event benefits.

Why choose the two day pass?
As if the price itself weren't enough, very soon we'll be announcing a mix of side events for the evenings of Friday (June 27th) and Saturday (June 28th). Anyone who purchases a weekend pass for $15 will have BONUS ACCESS to each of our extra events!

What's the show like?
This year we're serving up the BEST value-to-fun ratio for comic fans and families. At Derby City Comic Con, your going to find over 220 vendor and creators tables covering 45,000 squar feet of floor space loaded with comic goodness. You'll also find a mix of amazing panels, great featured guests, tons of regional and national comic creators, toy vendors, comic vendors, exhibitors, loads of costumes, contests, an expansive kids area and much more!

It's going to be exciting and it all comes to you for just $15 offering up a full weekend of fun!

Announcing Craig Boldman for Derby City Comic Con 2014!

We are pleased to announce a new Featured Guest for our 2014 convention!

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, just out in a new book collection.

Art Samples:

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Our 2014 Derby City Comic Con event page is live!

We invite you to visit our page, post your questions, share your thoughts and make your plans to attend our 2014 show. We're counting down the days to the doors opening on June 28th and we have A LOT to share over the next few days and weeks. It's about to get EVEN MORE exciting!

Visit our new event page at

Thanks to everyone in Lexington!

We had a blast at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention!

We wanted to post a word of thanks to all the great show fans who stopped by our table at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention. This show (seeing over 10,000 guests each year) is a convention Derby City believes in and looks for to exhibiting at each year. Jarrod and the entire crew behind this event should be very proud of another successful year. We can say with certainty that we look forward to singing their praises (and taking part in the show) once again in 2015.

Learn more at!

See you at the Louisville Arcade Expo!

This weekend we kick off our
2014 Derby City Comic Con Promotional Tour
and it begins at the Louisville Arcade Expo

It's that very wonderful time of year when video games take center stage and retro is the new cool! Derby City Comic Con show organizer and owner Chuck Moore will be leading a team to this weekend's Louisville Arcade Expo where Derby City Comic Con will have a booth at the show. It's a great chance to get out and get more information on the upcoming 2014 show and chat directly with the man in charge! Look for the Derby banner in the vendor area immediately adjacent to all those wonderful games.

What do we mean by games? Glad you asked! The Louisville Arcade Expo is three days of retro gaming goodness featuring 100's of arcade, pinball, and console games from the golden age of video gaming. Here you will see classics you haven't played in years as the show walks you from the beginning of video games to the present. It's massive fun and it's all VERY hands on.

Learn more via and we
sincerely hope to see you there March 7-9th!

Announcing Jonathan Matthews for Derby City Comic Con 2014!

We are pleased to announce a new Featured Guest for our 2014 convention!

Jonathan L. Matthews is a Louisville local professional sculptor specializing in action figures and collectible statues. Prior to 2004 clients included Palisades, Wiz Kids, Diamond, Plan B, and Graphitti. Currently a contract Sculptor with DC Collectables, he's best known for the Batman Black and White Statue Series, AmeComi Statues and Arkham Asylum video game figures.

Learn more about Jonathan at

Announcing Mike Norton for Derby City Comic Con 2014!

We are pleased to announce a great Featured Guest for our 2014 convention!

Mike Norton is the creator of the weekly webcomic, Battlepug, which won the Eisner Award in 2012 for Best Digital Comic. He is also the artist of Revival, the critically acclaimed Image Comics series with studio mate Tim Seeley and the Dark Horse series, The Answer! with Dennis Hopeless. He is also very, very tall

His past history as a creator includes acclaimed work on Runaways and Gravity for Marvel Comics. Just to name a few added stops on his celebrated career, we should mention work on All New Atom, Green Arrow/Black Canary, Countdown to Final Crisis and Trinity for DC Comics.

Follow Mike Norton at, and @themikenorton

Past Updates

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