In November 2011, Third Eye Comics decided to put together their first Annapolis Comic-Con. It was so successful that the show expanded to two-days, moved to a new facility and new dates. The two-day Annapolis Comic-Con was held this past weekend and it was another success for everyone involved.
VIP ticket holders not only gained early entrance to the convention but also received the Adventure Time #1 exclusive virgin wraparound variant cover comic book (limited to 200 copies). Whether you had a VIP or general admission ticket, there was plenty to do for both days. There were costume contests each day as well as several door prize drawings for prizes that ranged from cash to be spent at the show, to limited edition Adventure Time #1 comics. While Saturday was more crowded, judging by the number of younger kids in costume, Sunday was a big success as well. Sunday was promoted as kids day and kids under 12 were admitted free. It wasn’t just the free-admission that attracted families on Sunday, there was a kids/family costume contest and plenty of activities including a panel on creating your own superhero.
The guest list included a lineup of local artists including Steve Conley (Astounding Space Thrills, Bloop); Bill McKay (Zombies vs Cheerleaders and 5finity sketch cards); Chris Flick (Capes and Babes); and K. Michael Crawford (Happily Ever After). Out-of-state guests including Alex Cormack (Tell Tale Cat); Jo Chen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer cover artist); and JK Woodward (Fallen Angel and the upcoming Doctor Who/Star Trek Next Generation crossover).
Of course no convention would be complete without vendors with trading cards, toys and comic books to sell. While comic books were the main item being sold, you could find a decent selection of non-sport cards, original art, and supplies as well.