Comic enthusiasts found a welcome relief for the end-of-summer blues when they attended Elite Comics 2019 Halloween ComicFest this past Sunday at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas.
The event, which was FREE to the public, filled three rooms with dealers and comic artists and featured free comic giveaways to all who attended. Media Mikes was well represented as well. We had a table where we gave out some sweet movie swag from such films as “Countdown,” “Rambo” and the upcoming “Midway.”
And, of course, it’s not an official event unless Cosplay is involved and the 2019 ComicFest was no exception. Fans young and old represented their favorite characters and genre’s proudly.
All in all, a great time was had by all who attended, many of them already making plans to attend next year’s event. Rest assured we’ll be there as well!
Elite Comics’ Halloween ComicFest just got BIGGER!
For an event this epic, Elite Comics has moved the event to the Overland Park Convention Center, where they will take over Courtyard Ballrooms 1-3! This means there will be over 10,000 square feet of toys, statues, trades, hardcovers, and comics, comics, comics! They will have over 50,000 $1 comics, over 20,000 Silver Age Comics, and collectibles of every sort! It is also Halloween FREE Comic Book Day with 1000’s of free comics!
Media Mikes will have a table at the show, giving away Swag from such upcoming films as “Download” and “Midway.” They will also be recording their “Behind the Mikes” Podcast from the event. Stop by and say “hello!”
Make plans to be at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211 Sunday, October 27 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Admission and parking to the event are FREE!
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THIS YEAR’S HALLOWEEN ComicFEST
A HUGE artists alley with over 30 talented comic creators! Come get original art, exclusive books, rare collectibles, and autographs from the artists themselves!
October is also when Elite Comics kicks their Children’s Mercy Toy Drive into high gear! There will be awesome drawings and raffles all day long to raise money for kids stuck in the hospital over the holidays!
Stop by the gaming alley to play some awesome spooky board games and the cyber cafe for refreshments!
Last, but definitely not least, participate in the huge COSTUME CONTEST! You know you want one more chance to show off your cosplay and/or Halloween outfit. Especially when there are prizes involved.
Bring the family and make a day of it!
THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE:
He has done covers for all the major publishers! Come get some very rare variant covers signed by one of the hottest artists in comics!
Ande has worked on every major title in is 20+ year comic career. His writing career is as impressive! Writing credits like Capote in Kansas, and Union Station which led to his Ciudad original graphic novel which will be a Russo Brothers Netflix movie. Come meet the man, get an autograph, buy a book and get some valuable hat advice!
Bryan will be showing his awesome art including his specialty of sharks and dinosaurs! Make sure to stop by his table and get one of his prints or get a book signed!
Julie will be in artists alley reading tarot cards and foretelling your future of getting a bunch of great comics and having a blast at the Halloween ComicFest!
Come check out his books Pop Star Assassin, Revere and Archeon! He might also let you stroke his beard if your lucky!
Known as the Pumpkin King, Rudy has professionally sculpted for every major toy and statue company in the business! And his pumpkin carving has literally taken him around the world!
She has worked on Buffy ,Star Trek, Back To The Future and many more! Come get one of her awesome sketches and hear some great stories about her Bostons!!
Check out his Metal Robot, Pulp Robot and American Chop Suey comics!!
ARIE MONROE appearing
She is an incredible caricature artist and check out her comic! She attended the Kubert school and has worked on a bunch of great comic projects
Designer, artist, lover of animals and mind behind almost everything you see on the windows, walls, cases and ceiling at Elite comics, Jeanne will be setting up and selling the awesome PopArtifacts items! Toys and collectibles from the past displayed with the care and quality they deserve.
Lori is known as the city’s best custom framer. She does all the framing for PopArtifacts!
Bryan, the King of Halloween, is one of the most popular convention guests in America and will have a huge selection of awesome art to make your place a little cooler!
Kara will be here with her new anthology Local Haunts, spooky stories all set in hometowns around the world ! Come get a book signed and exchange scary stories just right for Halloween!!
Creator, writer and artists of Panty Vigilante! Come out and get some art, and get copies of your comics signed!
She will be setting up in our huge artists alley!
Face painter Rod Zirkle will be on-hand to make the day even more exciting. Get the final touches added to your costume right before the costume contest!
We are super happy to have art star and artist of Image Comics Unearth (issues 1 and 2 are out right now) BALDEMAR RIVAS! Come get some comics signed, get a sketch maybe even get your picture with comics newest sensation!
We are proud to have Mr. Kansas City, cartoonists STEVE DANIELS at our Halloween event! Come get some art, get some books and ask him about his upcoming projects!
Kyle will be set up in our Halloween Comicfest artist alley! Bring in your copies of Spread and Unearth and get his signature and his advice on organic gardening in the Midwest!!
He will present his creations in our huge artist alley! You can score some cool art and argue about wrestling!
Will be showing her awesome at our Halloween ComicFest! You can see her art all over town but if you want to see her art and see her be at the Elite ComicFest on October 27th!
We are lucky to have local writing superstar and Kindness Community member JASON ARNETT! Come buy one of his books and ask him about some of the awesome projects he has started at JCCC!
We will have the awesome and talented SKOTTIE YOUNG doing an exclusive signing to benefit The Elite Comics Children’s Mercy Toy Drive! Get copy of the Marvel Art of Skottie Young Hardcover signed with 100% of the proceeds going to help make a better Christmas for kids in the hospital!