Friday, September 19, 2014

Reminder: Mid Con Comic Show This Weekend! // Updated to Include Mid Con's Weekend Schedule!

I wrote last month about the Mid Con Comic Show. This is a brand new comic book convention that debuts later today and will continue all weekend (September 19-21, 2014) at the Clarion Highlander Hotel & Conference Center (2525 N. Dodge Street) here in Iowa City!

You can purchase tickets at the door. Here are the prices: It's $35 for a three-day weekend pass. It's $10 for a one-day pass on Friday or Sunday. And it's $25 for a one-day pass on Saturday.

Here is a rough schedule of events (not including the roughly 26 panels spaced out throughout the weekend):
Dealers Room/ Artist Alley Hours
Friday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Event Times
Comic School - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DC/Marvel Mash-up - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
DC/Marvel Mash-up Meet and Greet - 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Game Room - 8:00pm - 8:00am
Comic Creation Room - 8:00pm - 8:00am

Blood Drive 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cosplay Pre-Judging/ Rehersal 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Cosplay - 8:00pm - 9:30pm or done
Game Room - 8:00pm - 8:00am
Comic Creation Room - 8:00pm - 8:00am

Art Auction Display - 10:30am - 11:30am
Art Auction - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Registration by the Day
Friday 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm
There will be a variety of comic book professionals, as well as big-name cosplayers, at Mid Con.

 I don't have the list of panels, though I know the guys from SuperHero Society podcast will be critiquing/panning the recent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie sometime tomorrow. Also, I have a panel on Archie Comics scheduled for tomorrow at noon. I've got my PowerPoint all made up and, assuming that I don't get all nervous, it should be a pretty fun panel & discussion!

There is also a Comic School for non-adults starting at 4:00 PM today. It will walk participants through the steps of creating a comic book from idea to print.

Hopefully I'll pick up a complete list of events later this afternoon. I'll share those here later tonight.

Hope to see you all at Mid Con this weekend!

Update: I just got back from watching a Marvel/DC Mash-Up Improv event at Mid Con. The weekend schedule has been announced. Check out the options. As you can see, I'll be doing my "Archie's Dead!" panel starting at noon tomorrow. But there are lots of other cool events going on this weekend. 

Check it out (click on graph for a better look!):

I hope to see you at Mid Con Comic Show tomorrow!

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