The weekend of August 14th through 16th of 2015 saw the return of ComiConn, Connecticut’s favorite pop culture convention, as it debuted in its new home at Mohegan Sun. Now celebrating its sixth year, the show welcomed thousands of fans over its three day run at the Native American casino located in Uncasville, CT. The show has moved several times in the last few years, including a memorable brush with Hurricane Irene in 2011 which saw many attendees risk the brutal weather to get to the con. Last year 14,000 comic fans packed the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT to get their books signed by their favorite artists such as David Finch, or have Ray Park from The Phantom Menace take a picture with them. This show is hands down a favorite of mine to attend yearly, as it’s not only close to home for me, but also a perfect balance of merchandise booths and comic pros, all fairly easy to shop from and interact with.
This year saw comic legends from Walt and Louise Simonson and Roy Thomas, to current hot creators such as Greg Pak, Steve McNiven and Tom Raney signing books and hanging out with fans. On the film and television front, Kevin Conroy, to many the definitive Batman, and John Wesley Shipp, 1990’s television Flash and currently playing the father to 2014’s version of The Scarlet Speedster were in attendance. Alice Cooper, full time rock god and part time golf legend popped in for autographs as he was opening for Motley Crüe later that evening at Mohegan’s arena. Many cosplayers attended donning costumes and props, getting their photos taken with and by con goers. This years show will be the last as ComiConn, as the group behind the show have changed the name to TerrifiCon moving forward, starting with next years show, again at Mohegan Sun, from August 19th through the 21st, 2016. Get your tickets early and head to Connecticut to take part in a great, growing show.
Here are some photos taken at the show.