SC Comicon 2015
In Greenville, SC, fans poured into the TD Convention Center this weekend for the second annual SC Comicon. About a third of the large convention space was reserved for dealers, another third for artists, and the last for tables and staging for special guests like John Wesley Shipp, from two separate Flash TV series. Everywhere one looked, fans of all ages could be seen hunting for stuff for their collections, and chatting with artists from all over the region.
It seemed to be a very good show for the dealers, as people could be seen browsing booths. Occasional lulls could be seen, but dealers looked relieved to have a moment to breathe and straighten up before the next rush. The artists were kept busy doing sketches and selling prints, books and other handmade art, such as plushes and custom embroidery. Many fans of all ages could be seen in costume ranging from film-ready recreations to simple homage to their favorite character. Fans of cosplay could also meet and take pictures with more well-known cosplayers Miracole and Chris Burns, Toni Darling, and Callie Cosplay.
Two publishers sent representatives to SC Comicon, Top Shelf Comix, who recently was purchased by IDW, and Valiant, whose display was in the front, unable to be missed when one entered the hall. Both publishers had great set ups available to sell their books and interact with fans. Creators in attendance were Dave Dorman, Tommy Lee Edwards, Robert Vendetti, Dean Trippe, Rico Renzi, Andy Smith, Laura Martin, Georges Jeanty, Sanford Greene, and many, many others with work too fine to be ignored.
A great number of artists took part in Saturday night’s Drink & Draw at Quest Brewing Company in honor of the late Jeremy Davis. Work produced at the Drink & Draw were then sold, with the proceeds going to two fine charities, Team Cul De Sac, which works with the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and the Hero Initiative, chosen by Jeremy Dale’s wife Kelly, which provides emergency medical aid for comic creators in need. Everyone was entertained with live music from Charlotte musician (and Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find warehouse manager) Seth Peagler and up and coming talent Scarecrow.
While we’ve included some photos, you should check out Instagram’s collection of photos tagged from SC Comicon.