Atlanta Comic Convention Review
To quote their website “the best one-day show in the south!” And I believe they may be right. Packed into the 6 hours are fan tables, artists, autograph signings and of course comics.
The convention is held at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention covers two rooms. The main room houses the comic dealers. Of course you can find action figures, books, DVDs, games etc. but the primary focus is the comics. From the Golden and Silver age to the present, it is all there. The vendors are knowledgeable and helpful. The second room contains the fan tables, artists and authors.
Check in was speedy. With ticket in hand, I checked out the fan tables, shopped and snapped some pictures as I progressed to the main event. There were comics everywhere. The room is setup in which vendors are along each wall with an island of vendors in the center. This creates an aisle so that you can browse with comics on either side.
Attendees to the Atlanta Comic Convention ranged from children on up. Several came in costume. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting. As for the future of the Atlanta Comic Convention, it appears to be very bright. The founder of the convention has allied with Wizard World to bring a three day convention to Atlanta. It will be called Atlanta Comic Con Wizard World. In the meantime, the Atlanta Comic Convention one day shows will continue as they have in the past. See you at the next one!
Traci Tant is the co-founder of GirlsOfTheCon.com, a website dedicated to convention girls and bringing the creativity and Inspirational fashion and design of the sci fi, fantasy, gothic, steampunk, horror, and alternative cultures and genres to the eyes of the often over critical mainstream. Contact Traci at GirlsOfTheCon.com