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Galactic Con: Columbia Maryland's Comic Con is RETURNING July 22, 2017 COLUMBIA, MD – Mild-mannered Columbia will don tights and a cape this summer, when Galactic Con returns to the DoubleTree Hotel in Columbia on Sunday, July 22nd. While San Diego hosts their huge Comic Con International, the Columbia Comic Con will give families and fans a chance to experience a local con the same weekend. Galactic Con will have vendors specializing in comics, anime, toys, books and pop culture. Dozens of artists and creators from Maryland, Philly, Delaware, and the surrounding areas, will be present to display their work and offer commissions. The talented Anthony Spay will be featured and have an exclusive print for sale. Many more local artists can be found in Artists Alley. Columbia Comic Con will have a costume contest, so come dressed to win some amazing prizes. Special costumed guests will also be present. The local chapter of the 501st, a volunteer group that portrays the Dark Side of the Star Wars Universe, along with the Rebel Alliance to help balance the Force. The Finest, a G.I. Joe cosplay group, will also be stationed there, so be sure to bring you camera. All pictures with our costumed guests are absolutely free! More groups will be announced, last year the Baltimore Ghostbusters and local R2 Builders Club were there. There will be a Shopkins Swap Zone for the collectors. Bring along your Shopkins and enjoy free trading all day. Galactic-Con will have “house Shopkins” available for trade, one-to-one, or meet new friends and trade! Columbia Comic Con Artists Angela McKendrick Anthony Spay Barry Sachs Chris Quomony - Ethereal Empire em-scribbles Guilded Age James Dufendach Joe Palumbo Josh Shockley Liz Leonard Mathew Shockley Mythographer's Workshop Padraic Productions PLB Comics Rumkake Universe Stellar Detective Tales Tony Townsend Columbia Comic Con Vendors Alicia's Anime Archaic Studio Awesome Autographs and Prints Bad Cat & Shawn Hall Design Beth Martin Books Clandestine Comics Coastal Comics & Collectibles Coenen Collectibles Devils Playground Game Doug's Comic Book Oasis Good Ideas Comics Miniature Inspirations Opio's Pop Culture World Plurdenland Gaming Quakerhead Collectibles Rob Frank Save Sci-Fi Shazam Comics and Toys Silver Dragon Studio StudioBliz Sugar & Spice Shop The Lula Attics The Pulp Weekly The Record Breakers Third Eye Comics Tom's Toys And Comics Twilite Zone Comics Weeaboo USA Columbia Comic Con Special Guests Anthony Spay Art Way Alliance Charm City Ghostbusters Cherry Cos Creatures of the Night KatiCoe Kevin D Cosplay Looney Labs Game Room Old Line Garrison - 501st Rebel Legion - Terrapin Base Scarlet Jewel Cosplay STEMBright The Finest: GI Joe