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Cincinnati Comic Expo
September 13, 14 and 15
Duke Energy Center
About Cincinnati Comic Expo
Cincinnati Comic Expo: Cincinnati's First & Original Premier Comic Convention and Pop Culture Expo! September 13-15, 2013 in the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.
Established in 2010, celebrating the best in comics and pop culture by bringing great artists, publishers, actors, writers, fans, and fun to the Greater Cincinnati/Tri-State area and even in all of the Midwest!
KEY MEDIA GUESTS
- Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings, Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World)
- Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
- Craig Parker (Lord of the Rings, Spartacus, Legend of the Seeker)
- Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds)
- David Yost (Original Blue Power Ranger)
- Richard Kiel (James Bond, Happy Gilmore)
- Rob Paulsen (Voice of Raphael and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs)
- Ricou Browning (original Universal movie monster actor, Creature from the Black Lagoon)
KEY COMIC GUESTS
- Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern, Justice League of America)
- Eddy Barrows (Teen Titans, Nightwing)
- Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures)
- Mike Mckone (Amazing Spider-man)
- Dave Aikins (Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer)
- Thom Zahler (My Little Pony)
BRICKS BY THE BANKS (9/14 - 9/15)- Cincinnati Largest LEGO convention! Filled with displays and building competitions! Hosted with OKILUG
GEEK PROM (Friday Night 9/13)- Celebrate the theme of Saturday Morning Cartoons with music, dancing, trivia, and costumes.
ART OF WAR II Tournament (Saturday Night 9/14) - Drawing tournament with artists. Hosted with Ghost Empire Collective at the Mainstay Rock Bar's Betty Bar.
TRAVELING COSPLAY PHOTOSHOOT (Saturday Night 9/14) - Cosplayers and photographers tour Cincinnati sites for photo shoots. Hosted with American Legacy Tours.
SCI-FI SPEED DATING (Saturday 9/14)- Open speed dating event for single people to meet a significant someone with similar interests. Hosted with Sci-Fi Speed Dating.
KID CON - Drawing classes, facepaint, coloring, games, and many things for kids to do and keep them entertained in their own convention event.
COSTUME CONTEST (9/14) - Cash prizes awarded to those in the best costumes.
DROID HUNT (9/14 - 9/15) - Participate in a hunt and raffle with members of the Ohio Garrison 501st.
GAMING TOURNAMENTS (9/14 - 9/15)- Play in tournaments of Magic: the Gathering and HeroClix. Hosted with Illuminaudi Cards.
- ZOMBIES! (9/14 - 9/15) - Makeup artist Benjamin Peter will conduct demonstrations on creating and applying zombie makeup.
Panels with attending celebrities where you can ask them questions. Top panels are listed below.
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (3-D) SCREENING -Friday (9/13) 8:30PM – 10:00PM -View the classic Universal Studios Horror flick in 16mm with retro 3-D glasses. The screening is only $5 with proof of admission to the Cincinnati Comic Expo or $10 without. After the movie a Q&A session with the creature himself, Ricou Browning will take place! Presented by the Cincinnati Film Festival!
SPOTLIGHT ON MARINA SIRTIS (STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, GARGOYLES, YOUNG JUSTICE, STARGATE SG-1) -Saturday (9/14) 1:00PM-1:45PM -We listen to Marina talk about her iconic role as Counselor Deanna Troi, in both television and movies, and also about her work in voice acting.
SO YOU WANT TO BE A VOICE ACTOR? WITH ROB PAULSEN (ANIMANIACS, TMNT) RIKKI SIMONS (INVADER ZIN), RICHARD HORVITZ (INVADER ZIM), AND DEB DERRYBERRY (JIMMY NEUTRON, DRACULAURA) -Saturday (9/14) 2:00PM-2:45PM -Join us in a panel about voice acting with voice actors Rob Paulsen, Rikki Simons, Richard Horvitz and Debi Derrybeery, as they discuss various careers in voice acting, some of their favorite characters they have created over the years, and tips to what it takes to be a voice actor.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS, WITH BILLY BOYD AND CRAIG PARKER (HALDIR) -Saturday (9/14) 3:00PM - 3:55PM -Join us as we listen to Billy Boyd and Craig Parker recount some of their favorite memories of making The Lord of the Rings. We’ll discuss their thoughts on the nature of beloved fantasy properties in film and much more. There will be an audience Q&A, so bring your questions!
- SPOTLIGHT ON NICHOLAS BRENDON (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) -Sunday (9/15) 1:00PM - 1:45PM -Xander Harris himself, played by Nicholas Brendon, will have a discussion about his career on the Buffy set and also about his work in voice acting. The discussion will be followed by an audience Q & A.