Press Release

Gone are the days of closet comic book fans. From big summer blockbusters such as “Thor” and “Green Lantern” to small screen sensations like “The Walking Dead,” which set basic cable rating records, the comic book culture proves to be making the move to mainstream in 2011. On July 16 comic book culture will take center stage in Louisville, Ky.

“The Louisville region is home to many collectors, creators and just general fans of comics. Derby City Comic Con will be a place for them to come together and celebrate the history and excitement of their hobby,” says convention organizer Eric Banister. “We hope everyone will come out and find something to enjoy.”

With excitement, we introduce the inaugural Derby City Comic Con, a celebration of comic book culture.

In addition to comic book and collectible dealers, Derby City Comic Con will feature some of the best artists, writers and publishers in the comic book business. Special Guests currently include Louisville native Jay Leisten (Marvel Comics), Kentucky native and “The Walking Dead” artist Tony Moore, New York Times best-selling author Marjorie Liu (Marvel Comics), Bill Nichols (Comics Mentor) and the Louisville Cartoonist Society. More guests will be announced in the coming months.

Derby City Comic Con will take place Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children under 12 with a paid adult admission. For more information and updates on dealers, artists and guests, please visit

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  1. Gaumer
    January 12, 2011 at 10:39 am — Reply

    Sweet! I am so there.

  2. Steve Spero
    July 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm — Reply

    I’m a former Louisvillian. I moved to San Diego in 1997, and I started going to Comic-Con in 1998 (it wasn’t nearly as crowded then as it is today). I can say that I’ve enjoyed every year.
    I am happy to see Louisville getting a smaller version. I hope that it does well there.

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