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→ NC Comicon Sets Attendance Records

Congratulations to the guys from Ultimate Comics for putting on a great, and well attended, show.

→ The Beat Covers NC Comicon

I know I’ve said this many times here before, but I think I will give this observation a name. We’ll call it the Comicon as Festival Phenomenon: when regular folks hear the word “comicon” they think of something like the circus or a carnival or a fair. It’s an event to plan for, a place to be entertained, a spectacle of approachable celebrities, and, as befits our socially engaged generation, a place to participate. NC Comicon demonstrated Comicon as Festival in no uncertain terms. The audience was informed and came expecting certain things…and they didn’t go away disappointed.

It is good to see a local show get such positive press. It can only mean good things for the future of the convention.

→ Recapping NC Comicon

With its fourth show in three years, NC Comicon showed the Triangle area that there are thousands of comic book fans thirsting for ways to celebrate their love for comics. Although final numbers have yet to be released, according to Jeremy Tarney, chief operations operator of Ultimate Comics and an organizer of NC Comicon, attendance is projected to break 3,000, the largest NC Comicon ever.

“Every time I looked into the crowd, I was blown away by how many people have wanted to do this event,” Tarney said. “It has been really great. There has been a lot of stuff going on and I’m really glad to have been a part of this.”

I was impressed by the turnout, even on Sunday. I hope that Jeremy, Alan, and the rest of the Ultimate Comics guys can continue to the grow the show going forward.