Mid-Ohio-Con Returns Thanksgiving Weekend

Official Press Release

On November 29 & 30, Mid-Ohio-Con will mark 24 years as one of America's longest running and most popular comic book and pop culture events.

Mid-Ohio-Con will offer fans and collectors a wide variety of special guests, programs, activities and an off the chart amount of collectible merchandise. A great way to kick off the holiday shopping season for comic book collectors and lovers of pop culture "goodies", Mid-Ohio-Con's exhibitor list is a veritable "who's who" of the industry's best. Collectors will find an exciting assortment of golden, silver and current age comics, plus anime merchandise, toys, clothing, videos, DVDs, movie & TV memorabilia and much more. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con tries to offer fans a few "exclusives" for their enjoyment. This year, those exclusives include a special limited edition action figure from BMA Toys, a souvenir program book with cover art by Alan Davis and Robin Riggs and show t-shirts featuring "Suicide Blonde" by Chris Yambar and George Broderick, to name only a few.

The list of celebrity guests scheduled to appear has topped 130 of the best talents in comic books and pop culture media. This year's event will feature first time appearances by comic creators: Alan Davis, Sam Glanzman, Adam Hughes, Eric Powell, Mark Verheiden and Bill Willingham, among others. Returning appearances by: Brian Michael Bendis, Kevin Eastman, Paul Jenkins, David Mack, Mike Avon Oeming, Mark Waid and more! On the media side, look for Star Trek's Walter Koenig, Kill Bill's David Carradine, Brad Douriff from Lord of the Rings II, Dean Haglund from the X Files' Lone Gunmen, Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi", Larry Thomas and returning favorite, Andy Hallett from TV's Angel, to name just a few. Many of the show's celebrity guests will be featured in panel programs each day. For the third straight year, Andy Hallett will host a karaoke party on Saturday night, for ages 21 and over, to benefit The American Diabetes Association.

Mid-Ohio-Con draws thousands of attendees from all across the US, Canada and Europe. Visitors to the show get the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Hilton Columbus Hotel and great entertainment, dining and shopping at the fabulous Easton Town Center. Free self-parking is available throughout Easton or attendees can take advantage of valet parking for a nominal fee. While the Hilton Columbus is sold out, several other nearby hotels are still accepting reservations. A list of lodging options is available on-line at the Mid-Ohio-Con web site or through Experience Columbus at www.experiencecolumbus.com.

Mid-Ohio-Con will be Saturday and Sunday, November 29 & 30 at the Hilton Columbus-Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. Show hours are Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Tickets are $15 per day with children age 8 and under admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. Advance tickets are available through TicketWeb: 866-468-3401, or on line at: www.ticketweb.com. Advance ticket holders receive early admission at 9:30 am each day. A complete guest list, program schedule, travel information and more is available at the Mid-Ohio-Con web site: www.midohiocon.com.

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