Comic Convention Comes to Huntington in May 31, Guest List Expanding

Updated 32 weeks ago Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
Artist Steve Scott poses with Catwoman (a.k.a. Elsa Littlepage) at the 2013 Tricon. He will be among the guests at the 2014 Tricon on May 31 in Huntington, WV.
Artist Steve Scott poses with Catwoman (a.k.a. Elsa Littlepage) at the 2013 Tricon. He will be among the guests at the 2014 Tricon on May 31 in Huntington, WV.
Tricon Photo

The 2014 Tri State Comic Convention (Tricon) will take place May 31, 2014 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 10 a.m. The convention runs until 6 p.m.

This year's show contains the most impressive guest list to date for Tricon which is in its third year.

Their most recent announcements have included comic greats Gail Simone (Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Justice League), Pop Mhan (He-Man,Gears of War, The Flash), Jeremy Barlow (R.I.P.D., Mass Effect: Homeworlds, Star Wars, Metalocalypse/Deathlok), and many others. This line up has already roused the area’s comic enthusiasts, but a recent reveal has sent a thrill through the community.

“We’re very happy to announce that Mick Foley will be joining this year’s show,” said Eric Watkins,co-founder of The Tri-State Comic Con. “This has been something we’ve been looking forward to post this for weeks. Mick is an incredible talent, as well as a great person.” 

While Mick is known for his wrestling credits, the WWE Hall of Famer is also a notable writer of non-fiction,fiction and comics. Mick has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list and is currently scripting the comic “WWE Superstars”. Beyond that, Mick has been known for his charitable works and activism with groups like Make-A-Wish Foundation and RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization.

“Mick is not only a hugely talented individual, but a really great person. We’re honored to have his name associated with Tricon,” said Triconcon  co-founder, James Maddox.

Foley’s career includes  stand-up comedy  and  assorted acting credentials, such as “30 Rock,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,”  “Squidbillies,” “Now and Again,” and “Boys Meet World.” He works as a  volunteer for RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.

Now in its third year, Tricon has become the largest comic-centered show in West Virginia. Thought it still remains a one-day show, it has been recognized for gaining the participation of the best and most active creators in the comic community. And while these attractions bring people through the door, the show’s primary interest is to help shine a spotlight on independent creators in the region.

“We love indie comic creators because we are indie comic creators,” said Watkins. “It’s great that we can blend the world of large publishing and small press together like we have. Everyone walks away happy.”

Additional guests include James Asmus, Darryl Banks,   Heather Breckel , Jonathan Glapion, Lora Innes,  Mark Kidwell, Chad Lambert,  Tommy Patterson,  Steve Scott, Matt Slay, Beau Smith, Jamie Shell,  Chris Sprouse, and Billy Tucci.

Smith has been called Huntington’s favorite comic son. The Marshall University graduate started his career in the 80s with Eclipse Comics  continued in Scout comics , and jumped to D.C. where he worked on Spawn and Catwoman v. Wildcat.

Artist Steve Scott returns to Huntington. Scott’s successes  have come with his work on Batman (DC), Batman Confidential (DC), The Creeper (DC), Hulk: Broken Worlds (Marvel), She-Hulk (Marvel), JLA (DC) and Indiana Jones (Dark Horse).

Huntington artist Beau Smith
Huntington artist Beau Smith
Photo by Tricon

On top of that, Scott has branched out to do concept art for the video game The Bane of Yoto for Leviathan Games and completed two series of Marvel trading cards for Upperdeck, Avengers Assemble and The Beginning.

Beyond these accomplishments, Steve was the only artist hired to illustrate works that would appear in a special features segment of The Dark Knight film. Steve also had his artwork featured on the Justice League Doom DVD, where a digital copy of JLA #43 was a special feature. Currently Steve is working on Blue Nemesis with writer, James Maddox.

For further info on guests , click: http://www.tristatecon.net/?page_id=8

 

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