Thanks to a bit of good luck and scheduling, I was in the state of Texas the weekend of Fan Expo’s Dallas Comic Con. Since I’d never attended before, I thought it would be a great opportunity to see what an out-of-town convention is like.
The Irving Convention Center was the home of Dallas Comic Con February 13-14. I showed up around noon on Saturday, February 13 and was pleasantly surprised to see such a large, enthusiastic crowd. Adults and kids alike enjoying the festivities. After I picked up my press credentials, a member of the staff gave me a tour. The first floor was the home of Artist Alley, second floor was a small food court, third floor was cosplayers, and the fourth floor was celebrity row.
Some of the celebrities on hand were Will Friedle (Boy Meets World), David Mazouz (Gotham), Robbie Amell (The Flash), Stephen Amell (Arrow), and John Barrowman (Arrow). I couldn’t snag an interview with the celebrities, but I took some pictures of their lines to meet them.
I spent the majority of my time in Artist Alley. Some of the creators on hand were gracious enough to speak with me about their upcoming projects and how they were enjoying the convention.
The first creator I spoke with was Joe Eisma. Joe is the current artist on the Image Comics series Morning Glories. Listen to my interview where we talked about his Patreon page, the end of the second season of Morning Glories, and an upcoming DC Comics title he’ll be providing art on.
Next up we have artist Lawrence Reynolds. He’s been coming to Dallas Comic Con for over five years. You can see his cover work on Vampire Diaries and Sensation Comic Featuring Wonder Woman, along with trading cards. Keep up with Lawrence’s work on his website vividfury.com and follow him on Facebook.
The last of my interviews was with Jon Hughes from Overground Comics. Jon is the founder and creator of Overground Comics, along with writing all its current titles. We’ve discussed Overground Comics on recent episodes of Comic Book Chronicles (episodes 152and 155). They’re a relative new company, yet putting out quality comics. Jon’s passion for comics really came through during our discussion. Below is just a small example.
Overall, Dallas Comic Con was a wonderful event. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the comic creators were courteous with their time. I hope to attend more events in 2016 with the opportunity to bring you, the readers, even greater content.