Coming this June it's the Salina Comic Con, June 17th - 18th.
The event will feature comics, toys, cards, artwork and much more! Local and several out of state vendors will be there buying, selling and trading. At the show there might be a celebrity or two attending as well.
Clint Randolph, Owner and Organizer of Salina Comic Con, grew up in Salina. He has lived in several places and hosted comic con events for the past several years. His last event in Colorado Springs had more than 3,000 people through the doors with more than 100 vendors, and several celebrities.
"Now I’m bringing it home!” says Clint. “I have several things in the planning stages of this event and you’ll want to keep checking our website and other promotions as we develop this Salina show. My hope is that this will become an annual event, a tradition in Salina as have some of my other shows in Colorado. If you’re familiar with the San Diego Comic Con International Show that’s in its 48th consecutive year, you know the potential to grow this event is huge!”
Tickets for the show are $7 in advance and $10 at the door with kids 8 & under free! Show hours are 10am until 6pm both days. It’s traditional for Comic Con attendees to dress up, but several will attend in normal attire as well.
The event will also feature a Cosplay Contest on Saturday at 4PM. There will be a sign up booth for anyone wanting to participate. First Place will receive $200.00 cash, 2nd Place $100.00 cash, and 3rd place $50.00 cash. There is no age limit on the contest. Participants can sign up as an individual or group, but all contestants will be in ONE contest. Family friendly costumes only please.
Two of the special guests coming to Salina Comic Con are artists Cullen Bunn and Jimmy Johnston. Cullen Bunn is best known for his work on comic books including X-Men and various Deadpool miniseries for Marvel Comics. Jimmy Johnston is a comic book writer best known for the IDW series Micronauts. Both will be on hand signing comics they have worked on.
A portion of ticket sales will go to Salina Shares, CASA, and CAPS. They will also be at the con to answer questions and take donations.
For more information about Salina Comic Con: www.SalinaComicCon.com
Like: Salina Comic Con on Facebook
Tickets: On sale March 24 at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center
If you’re interested in being a vendor or if you’ll like to find out about sponsorship opportunities please contact Clint at 913.961.4347.