Washington DC Comicon Announced

Two local promoters have teamed up to create a Washington, D.C. area comic convention, with the first event to be held May 2, the day after Free Comic Book Day.

Marc Nathan (Baltimore Comic-Con) and Brett Carreras (Virginia Comicon) are hosting the DC Comicon on Sunday, May 2, 2010, from 10-5 at George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax. Admission to the show is $5. Guests include Frank Cho, Herb Trimpe, J.G. Jones, the Luna Brothers, and Jo Chen. There’s also a sanctioned Magic the Gathering tournament (entry fee $19-22) and a show-exclusive variant-cover Witchblade #136.

I won’t be able to go — Free Comic Book Day always is a great, but tiring, event, so I’ll need the day after to relax — but I’m glad to see more events in the area.


5 Responses to “Washington DC Comicon Announced”

  1. Raphael Malveaux Says:

    Comics AND Magic the Gathering. I’m in.

  2. Jim Perreault Says:

    Would be nice if it was actually in DC. Fairfax isn’t exactly metro accessable.

  3. Johanna Says:

    That is unfortunate. I’m not that familiar with the area, but I would think a university would be relatively easy to get to.

  4. Raphael Malveaux Says:

    It is accessible by bus from several Orange line metro stops. GMU is extremely metro accessible with a number of buses going directly to GMU. Use http://www.wmata.com/ to calculate the best one for you.

  5. Jim Perreault Says:

    I’m actually all the way at the other end of the Orange line, so it would be quite lengthy to do it by metro. I guess it would be more accurate to say that it is not that accessible from north eastern Maryland.

    But that’s probably nit-picking. Still the distance and the fact that it is on a Sunday makes it very unlikely that I’ll attend.

    Thanks for the Metro tip, that is good to know.

    Jim

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