Eisner Award-nominee Ibrahim Moustafa (Mockingbird, James Bond), geek rock pioneer Kirby Krackle, and One-Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody are just a few of the numerous attractions that will delight attendees at the 10th annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival (VVCBF) on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road).
The diverse lineup of guests at this year’s event includes Scott Koblish (Deadpool, X-Men), Mairghread Scott (Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors), and Jen Vaughn (Avery Fatbottom: Renaissance Fair Detective, Deadwater), among many others. 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 the ever-growing 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 breaking into comics and crowdfunding, intimate drawing and self-publishing workshops, and much more. Highlights include a screening of the documentary film Batman and Bill, about Bill Finger, the unsung co-creator of Batman, a discussion on the history and symbolism of Wonder Woman, and a panel on the importance of diversity in the comics industry. Several local food trucks will provide curbside snacks and libations throughout the day.
Admission to the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival is free to the public, but you can upgrade your experience by pre-registering for a VIP package. For only $7, you’ll 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 ends Oct. 25, so don’t delay!