Comics fans in smaller towns know the frustration of having to travel hundreds of miles to find a great convention. Andrew Satterfield was tired of that feeling, and decided to start his own convention in his hometown of Cincinnati?not only celebrating the Tri-State area comic scene, but all periods of and genres of international pop culture. The first convention in 2010 was small, but notable, drawing a respectable 1,800 fans to its one-day event. Over the years, Andrew and his team have made the convention a destination event, adding more days, moving to a larger venue, attracting thousands of fans, and drawing ever bigger names?to the tune of internationally-recognized figures such as comic-artist Stan Goldberg, Firefly's Jewel Staite, Jim Steranko, and George Perez. Now a three-day affair that takes place in the Duke Energy Convention Center, the Cincinnati Comic Expo lets fans of every franchise browse thousands of comics, movie posters, and collectibles; hear their favorite celebrities speak; and test out mutant powers without fear of governmental repercussions.