Eisner Award winners James Robinson (Starman, Scarlet Witch) and J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea) are just two of the dynamic talents appearing at the ninth annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road).
In addition to the aforementioned creators, guests at this year’s event include Scott Koblish (Deadpool, X-Men), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Girls Night Out: Tales of New York), and Jason Copland (Kill All Monsters, Pop). Fans can peruse comics, toys and other merchandise at the many vendor booths in the courtyard marketplace, as well as meet artists, writers and independent publishers in our expanded Artist Alley area. Activities for all ages abound at the festival, including superhero mask-making, face painting, and the return of our popular Art Jam.
The programming lineup continues to grow and diversify, offering panel discussions with our guests, how-to sessions on drawing and self-publishing, intimate painting and drawing workshops, and much more. Highlights include a screening of the documentary film Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Patrick Meaney, a special live edition of the popular podcast Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, and a panel on the pioneering women throughout history who blazed new trails in the comics industry. Several local food trucks will provide curbside snacks and libations throughout the day, including Zombie Dogs, Kraken Café, and Bad Ass Coffee Truck.
Live music will once again be a distinctive component of the VVCBF, both during and after the main event. At the festival, the library’s Main Theater plays host to eclectic musical sideshow The Velveteen Band, and after the sun goes down, an official after-festival concert at The Dive Bar (4110 S. Maryland Parkway) will feature local bands 3D6 and Super Zeroes, an acoustic performance by Deadpool artist Scott Koblish, as well as an encore set by The Velveteen Band. The after-party begins at 8 p.m. and is free for guests 21 and over.
Admission to the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival is free to the public, but fans can upgrade their experience by pre-registering for a VIP package. For only $7, guests will receive a limited-edition VIP badge, swag bag filled with comics, art and other freebies donated by publishers and local businesses, and other benefits, with all proceeds benefiting the VVCBF. Registration is limited to 100 packages, so don’t miss out!