Nov.05.15 at 11:23 am

All right, boys and girls. If you are anything like within reach of Durham NC then you absolutely must, I say must, attend the North Carolina Comicon. It's November 13th through the 15th. I've attended this show at every opportunity, and let me tell ya something.

It's a not-so-secret within this industry that the best shows from the perspective of creators are Emerald City Comicon out in Seattle and North Carolina's HeroesCon. The crowds are friendly and enthusiastic, the staff are great, the eats around the conventions are top notch. There's just something about the energy at these shows. They manage to be big enough to attract a wide array of mainstream and independent creators, but small enough to feel cozy. They create a sort of feedback loop between a happy crowd eager to discover new comics and a bunch of hucksters behind tables trying to ply their wares. These shows make that crass and commercial enterprise feel like a celebration of the form.

I feel that same energy from NCComicon. It's been a joy to see it grow every year and to watch more people, fans and creators alike, discover this hidden gem. Pre-order your tickets today and be a part of it.

We'll be there with Atomic Robo comics and omnibuses and some trade paperbacks. Drop on by and say hello!