- $49.50 for a three-day VIP pass to the 2015 Cincinnati Comic Expo on September 18–20 ($99 value)
With VIP passes, attendees can gain entry to the Duke Energy Center at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, which is 30 minutes before each day’s regular admission crowd. VIPs also receive a laminated badge, a lanyard, swag bag, first seating in panels and Q&A sessions, admission to Friday’s Geek Prom and Saturday’s Zombie Walk Party, and more items will be added between now and the opening of the show.
All guests can attend panel discussions with the celebrities, or shop for collectibles, comics, toys, art, and other pop culture memorabilia. Celebrities from beloved franchises—such as Dr. Who, Back to the Future, and Power Rangers—as well as individuals—such as Darwyn Cooke, Dave Johnson, Brian Rood, and David Marquez—round out a guest list with many more yet to be announced. Check the website for updates on celebrity guest appearances and scheduled events.
Guest lists are subject to change, although all listed guests have been booked to attend. In the event of a cancellation, notification will occur via Facebook, Twitter and Cincinnati Comic Expo’s website.
Cincinnati Comic Expo
Comics and pop culture 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. Today, however, the convention today draws tens of thousands of fans from across the country and overseas.
Over the years, Andrew and his team have made the convention a destination event, adding more days, moving to a larger venue, attracting bigger crowds, and drawing ever bigger names, from local independent artists and publications to international celebrities celebrities from film and television. 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.