Supercon, one of the fastest growing Geek Convention Organizers in the United States, has acquired Louisville’s Derby City Comic Con, and it will rebrand as Louisville Supercon for its November 30 to December 2, 2018 show at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Derby City Comic Con is a fan-favorite event that has been a staple in the Louisville Geek Culture Scene for the past six years. Supercon is comic con taken to the next level. Supercon is a massive 3 day festival featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, wrestlers, voice actors, cosplayers, artists, writers, anime, cosplay, costume contests, parties, workshops, fan panels, video gaming, and more!
Supercon’s Exhibition Hall will feature over 250 specialty retailers that sell hard to find toys, comic books, and collectibles. The Hall will also feature celebrity meet & greets, top comic book creators, and a wrestling arena for Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling. The ballrooms and panel rooms will feature over 300 hours of events, such as Q&As with celebrities, cosplay and costume contests, dance parties, comic creator discussions, tabletop gaming, video gaming, cosplay workshops, and fandom panels. Fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, fantasy, video games, and wrestling will come together for a weekend of entertainment that they will never forget.
Supercon was established in Florida in 2006 by life long comic book and science fiction fan Mike Broder. He married Louisville native, Sandy Martin, in 2014, and they soon began looking into the possibility of bringing Supercon to Louisville. On a scouting trip in 2015, Mike and Sandy spent time and became fast friends with Jarrod and Jamie Greer, owners of Derby City Comic Con and Lexington Comic and Toy Convention. After a few years, the Greers agreed to sell Derby City Comic Con and support Mike and Sandy as they bring the Supercon brand of geekdom to Louisville. The Greers will continue to own and operate the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention in the spring, while Supercon will take place in the fall, giving Kentucky two unique large scale geek events a year for fans to enjoy.
This year, Forbes cited Supercon as the fourth most socially-engaging geek convention brand in the nation behind E3, New York Comic Con, and San Diego Comic-Con. Supercon currently runs events in Florida, North Carolina, and now Kentucky.