2nd Longest Running Comic Convention celebrates 44th year
Ithaca, N.Y. (February 20, 2019): The Comic Book Club of Ithaca is proud to announce that Ithaca’s own comic convention, ITHACON, will be held Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th in Emerson Suites at Ithaca College. This year will be the event’s 44th year of operation, and the showrunners are planning a plethora of new and exciting experiences for pop culture enthusiasts of all ages, free of any admission fees.
ITHACON is a pop culture convention founded by members of Ithaca’s Comic Book Club. Countless guests and visitors have come to enjoy panels and events in the past, and this year is no different.
A variety of guests from both the comic book industry and the pop culture world will be joining the fun, including Walter Simonson, the celebrated artist of DC Comics’ Manhunter, Marvel Comics’ Thor, and IDW’s Ragnarok. This will be his first time returning to ITHACON since 1998. The esteemed Louise Simonson, who worked on titles for DC and Marvel such as Superman: Man of Steel, X-Factor, and Power Pack will be attending as well.
ITHACON will also host best-selling YA Fantasy Writer, Tamora Pierce. As the recipient of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award for significant and lasting contribution to writing for young people, Pierce is known for her intricately imagined fantasy world, Tortall, and for her creation of vivid characters who defy stereotypes of gender and sexuality.
ITHACON will spotlight AHOY Comics, the Syracuse publisher, which started putting out unique and stylistic comics mid-last year. AHOY’s goal is to put the love back into comic reading by providing creative titles such as The Wrong Earth and Edgar Allen Poe’s Snifter of Terror.
The classic television series The Twilight Zone is a primary focal point of the convention this year. Through Ithaca College’s connection to Rod Serling, ITHACON will showcase his archives at the event.
Fans are encouraged to visit the ITHACON website (ithacon.org) for additional details and other information about the event. Follow the Facebook page, ITHACON 44 (2019), for future updates.