About This Festival
From the Organizer
The Baltimore Comic-Con is a comic book-oriented fan convention held in the fall of every year since its inception in 2000. Founded by Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics, and Collectibles of Reistertown, MD, the show features marquee-name comic book creators past and present, media guests, publishers, charitable organizations, and vendor booths offering genre-related items including comic book back-issues, limited edition collectible items such as Toon Tumblers and clothing, videos/DVDs, etc. Panel discussions throughout the weekend feature media and comic guest spotlights, comic book industry names presenting information on current and upcoming industry events, past hallmarks in comic book history, and information on the industry and how to be a part of it. An annual Yearbook, featuring renderings by attending artists, became a part of the show in 2012, with a rotating theme annually. A scavenger hunt is also associated with the Yearbook, where attendees who get a pre-defined number of contributor autographs receive prints that were not part of the book, featuring characters from that year's theme by other attending artists. The show also features an annual costume contest, with kid and adult categories (and prizes).