The first convention of its kind, in my lifetime at least, TriCon seeks to spotlight the world of both large and independent press, collectibles, back issues, new releases, and more. The tri-state area has such a huge base of comic fans and TriCon serves to meet that need. Even since the debut of the convention last year, the fanbase has grown tremendously and convention organizers want to make Huntington a premium convention stop and promoters are proud of the way TriCon turned out in 2012.
"Tricon has helped put Huntington on the map as a comic-centered location in West Virginia. We continue to be amazed at the amount of support the show receives," said show organizer James Maddox. Maddox is a resident of Huntington and is working in partnership with Eric Watkins on both the convention and the indie label Broken Icon Comics. Watkins echoed Maddox when he said, "Last year was a resounding success. We knew that Huntington had a strong level of support for comics, but the turnout was even better than we predicted."
With the convention just a week away, the two are preparing for the influx of comics fans coming from all over the region. Artists local to the tri-state area aren't the only guests of TriCon; there are many familiar faces coming from other parts of the region. Tressa Bowling and Justin Stewart, good friends of KGG and 1/2 of Beaucoup Pop will be exhibitors at the show along Action Lab Comics. In addition, Kenn Minter, Mark Kidwell, Mike Maydak, and Chad Lambert, all of whom were at Lexington Comic & Toy Con will be at Tricon as well. For a one day convention, there will be so much to see and do! I'll be around hopefully doing some interviews and taking pictures.
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
One Civic Center Plaza Huntington, WV 25701
General Admission - $7 (purchase at the door!)