Paul Allor Returns!

KOKOMO-CON is thrilled to announce that Paul Allor will be attending!

It has just been announced from IDW Publishing that Paul is writing the new Clue comic based on the classic board game. IDW and Paul have even come up with an exciting new way to use the variant cover market in the story-telling aspect of this new Clue comic. The variant covers will have different endings to give the fans a bigger dose of murderous mayhem.

Paul Allor has recently been announced as the writer on Marvel Comics’ Secret Empire: Brave New World and has launched IDW’s hit new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, TMNT Universe.

PAUL’S credits (ABBREVIATED)
  • TMNT: Mutanimals
  • TMNT: Turtles in Time
  • TMNT: Fugitoid
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Monsters Unleashed
  • Inhumans
  • Tet
  • Strange Nation
  • Pathfinder: Goblins
RELATED ARTICLES/LINKS

Vendor Update: Deadwood Productions

KOKOMO-CON is thrilled to announce a brand new vendor for 2017: Deadwood Productions!

The husband and wife team of Michael Reinhardt & Elizabeth Jackson bring amazing steampunk, cosplay, and even more merchandise to the floor of every show they attend.

We’ve heard plenty of fans ask for more cosplay and steampunk vendors. We are happy to say we heard your requests, and happy to say we’ve got you covered with Deadwood Productions!

Be sure to visit their website and make sure you tell them that KOKOMO-CON sent you. We want all our vendors to know that we don’t just promote them the day of the show; we spend all year promoting those that support the Con!

2017 Kokomo-Con T-Shirts

Get your 2017 KOKOMO-CON shirt!

This high quality shirt is not only made in America, it’s made by a local business right in the heart of Downtown Kokomo: Expressions.

PRICING

Small – XL: $20.00
2XL – 5XL: $25.00

DESCRIPTION
  1. This shirt acts as your ticket into the show! Simply wear the shirt and you pay no extra admission fee. That’s right! $20 gets you the 2017 KOKOMO-CON t-shirt and that shirt is your ticket into KOKOMO-CON.
  2. The first three rows – possibly more – of the costume contest and all panels will be reserved for fans wearing the 2017 KOKOMO-CON tee.
  3. This tee is the Fast Pass to admission at KOKOMO-CON! KOKOMO-CON 2017 t-shirt wearers will have their very own line at the gates. This line will be given entrance to the Con before non-tee wearers.
COLOR/BUYING OPTIONS

KOKOMO-CON 2017 offers up two different colors for our fans to choose from:

  • Black Tee / White Print
  • Black Tee / Neon Green Print

These shirts can be purchased at Comics Cubed in Kokomo or via mail – please include an extra $3.00 for shipping and handling). When ordering, please include the shirt size, color option and shipping address.

Checks may be made payable to KOKOMO-CON and sent to:

KOKOMO-CON
121 East Sycamore
KOKOMO, INDIANA
46901

You can also send payment to via PAYPAL (please include an extra $3.00 for shipping and handling).

Kokomo-Con 2016 Wrap-Up

KOKOMO-CON 2016 has come to an end. Planning for KOKOMO-CON 2017 has been in the planning stages since September.

Here’s a re-cap:

(Approx) Attendance: 1,250

Charity Auction Earnings: $1,400 (Some items have not been picked up yet).

Two different newspapers published articles about the KOKOMO-CON, and media from several different outlets were on hand to cover the convention.

Philo Barnhart, this year’s Guest of Honor was a huge hit, and very possibly the most popular guest we have ever hosted.

The costume contest, as related to me by some pro cosplayers, had some of the very best costumes ever seen at the convention. One judge stated that it was getting harder and harder to pick winners as the quality gets better every single year.

FEEDBACK FROM THIS YEAR

  • Fans loved the variety of vendors that appeared at this year’s con.
  • The webpage needs more attention.
  • The costume contest is a big hit.
  • The charity auction was well run and organized well, and fans want to see a greater depth of items.
  • The Wi-Fi needs tweaked.
  • Snack bar on site was very busy, and fans seemed to like it.
  • Two rest areas were appreciated.
  • The last row towards the back of the convention was being missed by several fans that were cutting through the rest area, and not interacting with those booths. That situation will be rectified for next year, and the HOOSIER DANCE in particular will be upgraded next year if they choose to return.

Some vendors and fans thought it was strange there were not as many announcements this year. That has been explained in great detail elsewhere, but for clarity: We helped host a secret wedding this year, and we kept things a little quieter as to not interfere with the wedding. Nothing crazy, no secret conspiracy, just helped out a lovely couple.

THANKS & RECOGNITION FROM THE PROMOTERS

Thanks go out from Austin and Shawn (we’re the promoters, HI!) to ALL our volunteers. Friends, families, and clubs all come together to help make this amazing.

Front End

  • Christina Hilton and her crew: Jamie Lamb, Joel Harsh, and they are backed up by amazing support from Heather Meissnest, who coordinates our front end with our retail section, with additional help from Jennifer, Dusti, and Brenda.

Interior Crew

  • Jeremy/Lacy Mundy, Humbert, Richie, Andy Jenkins, Ed, Rich, and Bobby.

Costume Contest Guru

  • Derek Irick

Charity Auction Chairman

  • Mark Enstrom (with help from the entire Enstrom family)

Vendor Load-In

  • Steve Dishon and the Taylor High School Graphic Novel club
  • Our good friend NATE and his entire crew

SPECIAL THANKS

  • Dan Dougherty for providing us with an amazing wedding present to present to the newlyweds. It was greatly appreciated, and warmly received
  • Charles Moisant for coordinating the visit from Philo Barnhart, and arranging a last-minute surprise guest: Steve Geiger
  • Steve Geiger for being a last-minute guest
  • Unshaven Comics for their continued support
  • Raf, who is our Platinum Diamond Encrusted Limited Edition Signed and Re-marked Guest for Life
  • The Kokomo Event & Conference Center
  • Scott Jones, Minda Douglas, and Indiana University of Kokomo, for hosting Philo Barnhart for a special meet-and-greet on campus that was free to the public
  • The members of the 501st, The Finest, and the Indiana Cosplay Association
  • ALL of our vendors and creators for helping make this another wonderful KOKOMO-CON.We cannot do it without you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The 1st Groovy Geek Gathering is Saturday March 18th, 2017 at the Kokomo Booster Club – 150 North Reed Rd., Kokomo, IN
  • Kokomo-Con 2017 is Saturday October 14th, 2017 (10AM – 6PM) at its home: The Kokomo Event & Conference Center – 1500 North Reed Rd., Kokomo, IN