Indiana Comic Con 2014

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Indy has finally got a Comic Con!  Running from March 14 to March 16 at the Convention Center next to Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Comic Con has brought in vendor, artists, and celebrities to kick off what is hopefully the first in many Comic Cons in the Circle City.

As with many first year events, there are some stumbles and hopefully, the event will improve and adjust.  The event could be bigger with the large scope and scale of the Convention Center, there are bigger and better rooms that it can take over if it gets bigger.  Indiana also boast a very easy downtown commute for visitors and hopefully, this can help bring in more celebrities and artists for future events.  The convention is also competing with the Big Ten tournament and St. Patrick Day events.

It is also rather odd that the creators are not promoting the stars like other Comic Cons.  This years guests include Evan Peters from American Horror Story, Caity Lotz from Arrow, and Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones among others like famed comic book artist George Perez.  Instead of having them in a prominent location in the center, they have them isolated behind blue barriers that also help make the event look smaller.  People like to see the celebrities even if they cannot meet them.

Despite these few wobbly steps, it is good to have a comic con in the area which brought out local stores like Comic Carnival and Downtown Comics in addition to other stories from neighboring states.  The second day did show an improvement with huge crowds bringing more energy to the place, though some had to be turned away.  Hopefully the event will have legs and keep going.  It is also interesting to note that a rival comic and popular culture convention PopCon is occurring May 30-June 1, 2014 at the Convention Center.  With two comic conventions in a matter of months, the winners are fans!

Day 1 Pictures

Day 2 Pictures

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
Follow me on Twitter @JPRoscoe76! Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Plays video games (basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600), comic loving (for almost 30 years), and a true critic of movies. Enjoys the art house but also isn't afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time.

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