The Baltimore Comic-Con is a comic book-oriented fan convention held in the fall of every year since its inception in 2000. Founded by Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics, and Collectibles of Reistertown, MD, the show is held at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, across from Camden Yards and down the street from Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.
Each year, the show features marquee-name comic book creators past and present, publishers, charitable organizations, and vendor booths offering genre-related items including comic book back-issues, limited edition collectible items such as Toon Tumblers and clothing, videos/DVDs, etc. Panel discussions throughout the day feature industry names presenting information on current and upcoming industry events, past hallmarks in comic book history, and information on the industry and how to be a part of it.
The Nineteenth Annual Baltimore Comic-Con will be held on September 28th through 30th, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center! Stay tuned to www.baltimorecomiccon.com for the latest news!
2018 guests as of March 13:
Garth Ennis (Friday and Saturday only)
Richard and Wendy Pini
…and more to come!
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This Comic Con may not be as big as Awesome Con or some other comic cons, but what it lacks in media guest and panels, it more than makes up for in the area of comic book authors and artist. In many ways, this one is for the hardcore comic book collectors. This serious collector fandom was evidenced by the CGC crowd, for I go be myself waiting for a CGC signature witness longer than I ever have for any Con.
If you love comic books, pop culture, costuming, etc., then check out the Baltimore Comic Con held every year at the Baltimore Convention Center, just before the fall season begins. It's a huge show but with the most friendliest, easygoing crowd that you're able to manage your way onto the floor without the fear of being squished like a pack of sardines. One of the best cons to attend if you love to interact and talk with your favorite creators, so make it a point to converse with them cause you never know when you'll ever see them again. I basically recommend this as a great con for a first timer to attend, because you're not bombarded with so many things to overwhelm you. It's very organized and manageable, and definitely worth checking out.
So much fun! People and kids are really into it. If you like people watching (as I do) then Comic Con is an awesome place because everybody steps up a notch. You keep smiling and sometimes laughing while enjoying the costumes. Make sure you hit the day and time when the costumes competition is.
Comic con is the perfect outlet to live out some child hood dreams of being your favorite hero (or villain in my case). Overall great experience and I'm sure the next Comic con will be bigger and better!
I attended Sunday afternoon with my son. We bought our tickets from Groupon. I don't know what happened, but we didn't see anything interesting on the several levels at the convention center. We made our way to the merchandise section on the lower level. Plenty to buy. Plenty to see. My son enjoyed himself and he was definitely among his people.
Everyone should attend comiccon at least once in their lifetime. This is an absolutely interestingly fun place to be. Real artists occupy these booths and you occasionally get to see some authentic comic book genius. The clients who walk around in the outfits are just fabulous, it feels like Halloween for superheroes. It is super exciting to be involved in such a grand event.
Workshops had good info but we kinda dragging. The fanfare and atmosphere are always amazing. This was my first year actually buying tickets and being on the inside, but I had just as much fun being around Harborplace and taking pictures with the cosplayers.
Dude this is such a cool event. I love chillin' with like minded peeps talking about Marvel vs. DC, playing some Magic, and of course rollin' my 12 sided dice. Lots of freaky chicks to hook up with and tons of cool dudes to geek out with. This is one of the best cons ever!
I FINALLY got to go to Comic Con this year. It was such a life changing experience. I've never been to something like that. I loved seeing all the creativity that went into the costumes and I stopped to get photos with anyone who would let me. The only downside was that there were celebrities in there doing photos and signing autographs and you had to pay for each individually. It can add up if you like all of the celebrities. I couldn't afford that on top of my 3 day pass for entrance
My fiancé and I went on Sunday only and had a fun time. We hadn't been in a few years so it was nice to see the con had grown in size. It was nice to see a wide variety in vendors and artists.