Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Comic books have taken the entertainment industry by storm. Be it books, movies or games, comics have become the most influential medium in storytelling.
Guests include comic greats Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen, The Incredible Squirrel Girl), Ian McGinty (AdventureTime, Welcome To Showside, Rick & Morty), and many others. This lineup has already roused the area’s comic enthusiasts, but a recent reveal has sent a thrill through the community.
“Joining us this year is voice-acting superstar Neil Kaplan,” said Eric Watkins, co-founder of The Tri-State Comic Con. “Kaplan is known for voicing Optimus Prime in Transformers, Emperor Zarkon in Netflix’s Voltron series, and the dragon Arurelion Sol in League of Legends.”
Also featured is WWE’s Boogeyman, who has found notoriety for his extreme performances and costuming both inside and outside the ring. Most recently, Boogeyman competed in the 2015 Royal Rumble and the WWE Network’s Swerved.
“When the opportunity arrived to book both Kaplan and Boogeyman, we jumped on it,” said Watkins. “Partly because we’re big fans of both these talents, partly because we think our crowd will be just as excited as we are to welcome them to Huntington.”
Now entering its sixth year, Tricon is recognized for gaining the participation of the most active creators in the comic community. And while mainstream creators are always happy to meet new fans, one of the show’s primary interest is to help shine a spotlight on independent creators in the region.
“We love indie comic creators because we are indie comic creators,” said Tricon co-founder, James Maddox. “It’s great that we can blend the world of large publishing and small press so everyone walks away happy.”
The Tri-State Comic Con will take place Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington. General Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 10 with a paid adult admission. VIP passes are currently available for $25.
For more information and updates on dealers, artists, guests, and panels, please visit www.TriconWV.com.