Geek/comic cons have been a very big part of the convention circuit for a while now, and Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th Epic-Con Ohio: Geek Fest storms into Dayton, Ohio at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
Epic-Con will feature not only the best in geek fandom, but also horror, sci-fi, art and much more. The growing guest list and number of awesome events are getting better everyday. This year is the first time that I have heard of this convention, and I really think it deserves much more recognition. Below are some samples of the guest lists for the genres that will be showcased this year.
- Tony Todd
- A. Michael Baldwin
- Michael Berryman
- R.A. Mihailoff
- Nick Principe
- Doug Tait
- Linnea Quigley
- and much more (new additions almost every day!)
*Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley have canceled*
- Walter Koenig
- David Warner
- Daniel Kash
- Ricco Ross
- and many more
Autograph sessions with the guests will be from noon-10pm. Autograph prices vary from person to person just like every other convention. For list of prices, CLICK HERE. Prices are subject to change.
To add to the amazing guest list, there will also be some pretty awesome film screenings. The biggest one to note is the EXCLUSIVE pre-release screening of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Director’s Cut. Not only will the film be screened, but there will also be some of the members of the cast there to enjoy the film with you. A couple that have already been confirmed include Simon Bamford (Ohnaka) and Chris McCorkindale (Shuna Sassi) and there are more to be announced. Another film that will be screened is Knights of Badassdom, directed by Joe Lynch (Holliston, Wrong Turn 2 (director)). For full list of film screenings, CLICK HERE.
Film screenings will not be the only extra fans can take in. There will be a Special Effects Contest that will be judged by the Monster Man himself, Cleve Hall and other great names in the business. R.J. Hardy and Roy Wooley of syfy’s FaceOff will be judging cosplay skits on Saturday and Sunday. What would a Geek Fest be without a Nerd Off!? This contest will match contestants against each other in a battle of Geekdom. There will be prizes and the competition will be filmed. There will also be a Custom Vehicle Show for those of you with an awesome car inspired by the vehicles from a movie or television show. For full list and details of each of these events, CLICK HERE.
Every convention has what is called a conbook. The conbook usually includes the names and pictures of the guest and the schedules
of the events and panels. Epic-Con is holding a competition for all of you artists out there to design this year’s cover for the conbook. If you think you have a piece of art that would work great for this year’s cover, you can submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Obviously, the winning piece will be the cover, but the artist of the winning piece will receive a free pass to the convention.
If Epic-Con sounds like a convention for you, the show times will be Friday, October 24th from 5-10pm, Saturday, October 25th from 11am-9pm and Sunday, October 26th from 11am-7pm. On Friday and Saturday, the convention will be open to adults only after 9pm. Average ticket prices range from $30 to $50. CLICK HERE for full ticket listing and prices. If you are local, you can purchase and pick up tickets from will call at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds during open hours (except for days there are special events being held). There are military and veteran discounts available, just contact convention heads for the code.
Hope to see you there!