Virginia Comicon Joins With Anime/Manga Show in November

It’s still several months out — and there’s Baltimore, SPX, and the New York Comic-Con to go first — but I found this fascinating news. The Virginia Comicon, a local Richmond show that’s held four times a year, is working hard to grow beyond its “dealers room” roots.

The November 20-21 show will take place over two days, have a number of professional guests (including Kelly Yates, Brian Pulido, Ethan Van Sciver, Jim Calafiore, Billy Tucci, Larry Hama, and Herb Trimpe), and feature publishers Top Cow, Fangoria, and AdHouse. But that’s not the exciting part to me. This is: The Virginia Comicon is joining forces with Anime Mid-Atlantic.

In an exclusive event partnership, the AMA will host multiple rooms showcasing vendors and creators of Anime and Manga! … We are pleased to announce that you will get into BOTH shows for the SAME LOW PRICE!

I’m not buying that many older back issues these days, but this gives me an excellent reason to go and shop.

3 Responses to “Virginia Comicon Joins With Anime/Manga Show in November”

  1. Tim Rifenburg Says:

    New York Comic con is doing that this year as well. Since Reed Exhibitions sponsors (runs) the Anime Manga festival they are housing both in the Javits Center. Usually they were seperate shows and seperate dates, so now pay one price and get into both shows. I was wondering if the shows in Virginia were in the same area or venue.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Usually, AMA is held in Chesapeake, about 2 hours from Richmond. For this show, it will be in the same hotel venue.

  3. Ed Sizemore Says:

    I can’t wait. I love AMA and have only missed one since it began in 2000.




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