Friday, March 8, 2019

Many Great Shows and Cons Are Happening These Next Few Months

Much is Occurring
A Bunch of fantastic shows and comic-cons are happening in the area these next few months. I was thinking it could be fun to discuss them--the bigger and smaller--on my blog if for no other reason than it'll help me keep track of where I need to be some of these weekends!

Upcoming Great Times
March 10th: Toyman Show, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO, 63044
This Sunday is the latest Toyman show, and you already know I'm excited to attend and see what treasures I find. Guests include Robert Mukes, Susanne Lamdin, and more! Expect my usual report afterwards and I hope to see you there 9AM-3PM (8AM for early-bird entry).

March 16th: Wildcon 2019, 2645 Generations Dr., Wildwood, MO, 63040
I loved Wildcon when I attended this free convention last year full of comics, sci-fi, and fantsty. I was especially impressed with all the activities for kids. This year looks to continue the fun with artists, authors, card and video game tournaments, cosplay contests, and of course vendors of toys, comics, and more! It runs 10AM-5PM with activities focused especially for younger kids going 10AM to Noon.

April 5th-7th: Wizard World Saint Louis, America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza, Saint Louis, MO, 63101
One of the biggest shows that happens within the Saint Louis region, this year Wizard World has crowd-drawing celebrities in the form of Jason Momoa, Chris Kattan, Holly Marie Combs, Lou Ferrigno, and more. A variety of vendors and creators will be present too of course, but Wizard World gets a lot of its hype out of those celebrity guests that can have quite a following. Personally, I'm excited to meet Arvell Jones, who created Misty Knight with none other than Tony Isabella. This will be the 7th Wizard World show in Saint Louis I think, and the 6th I attend (I missed 2016). It'll run from 4PM-9PM Friday, 10AM-7PM Saturday, and 10AM-4PM Sunday.

April 13th: Big River Comic Convention, 301 Warren Barrett Dr, Hannibal, MO 63401
The first-ever BRCC in Hannibal, Missouri, is looking like it is going to be a stellar debut show. It may be a bit of drive to attend, but I'm going to go because I'm so pumped! Between the fantastic guests (famous creator Bob Hall, awesome actor Bishop Stevens, a bunch more), a schedule full of events, and plenty of vendors I am very eager to check out the first BRCC and report on all the fun I have. The show takes place from 9AM-5PM with tons of activities and contests occurring all day.

May 4th: Free Comic Book Day, At Various Stores, Libraries, Etc.
One of the most fun days of the year for comic-lovers, Free Comic Book Day is when publishers have special books given away to encourage both fans and new readers to find a comic they love. A wide range of locations will be celebrating this event throughout the whole day.

May 5th: Toyman Show, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO, 63044
I already mentioned the Toyman show on March 10th, but it is never too early to plan for the future. I already have this one marked on my calendar, of course running 9AM-3PM (8AM for early-bird entry).

A Lot to Plan For
There are many fantastic shows and cons happening that I plan to attend these next few months. It is going to be a fun Spring!

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