Uticon Celebrates the Love of Comics and Pop Culture in New York City

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Do you love comic books and the world of pop culture around it? It’s time to celebrate here in upstate New York and in Utica.

There ‘Uticon‘The comic book show returns for its 17th year in the Mohawk Valley. This event not only celebrates the love of comic books, it also helps raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

When will it take place?

The 17th annual show will take place on Sunday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mohawk Valley Community College Alumni Center Building in Utica. Admission is $5 for adults (18 and older), $3 for teens and students, and free for ages 12 and under. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

What can you expect to see?

The event includes appearances from over 24 professional and semi-professional comic book artists and writers. This list includes Larry Hama (creator and writer of GI Joe); Bob Rozakis (longtime comic book writer and creator of Bumblebee from Teen Titans Go!); Marcus Kwame Anderson (Eisnor Award winning artist from Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History) as well as a number of local comic creators and artists.

The Mohawk Valley is in the spotlight

Something really cool and exciting for 2022, there are a number of local sci-fi and fantasy authors making appearances on the show including, Kyle Lince (author of The Prodigal Outlaw); and GB Macrae (author of A Night In the Garden) among others.

Shop till you drop

There will also be a number of vendors selling new and old comics, role-playing games, Pop Funko toys, original artwork, and other pop culture items. All fans in attendance will also have a free chance to win door prizes.

For more information you can visit the events website.

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