Terrificon returned to Mohegan Sun this weekend with another top convention experience for comic fans and creators alike. Conskipper was at the event to bring you all of the coverage of this impressive show. Stay tuned for exclusive convention interviews from Dan Brereton, Denys Cowan and more in the coming days. In the meantime, check out everything we loved about the show here!
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What sets Terrificon apart from other conventions is its emphasis on comic books and comic book creators. This is a show for people who collect comics, love comic book art and storylines, and know the writers and artists who brought them to life. Terrificon’s artist guest list is always impressive and this year was no different. They brought in Arthur Adams for his first appearance in Connecticut ever, and they also featured Chris Claremont as their guest of honor. Between Garth Ennis, David Finch, Walt and Louise Simonson and more, the show was really a “who’s who” of the industry’s past, present, and future. This wasn’t just a delight for fans… we overheard multiple talented creators greet each other with statements like, “Didn’t I tell you this is the show to go to!?” Word seems to be spreading among the comic book world that Terrificon makes comics and their creators the main event!
That isn’t to say that fans of other media didn’t have a great time too. Terrificon brought in many movie, TV and animation guests who interacted with fans. Everyone from the likes of Anthony Michael Hall, to Rebecca Romijn, to Sean Gunn work their way through big lines of fans to provide memorable experiences and memories. A special shout out goes to Grace Caroline Currey of Shazam fame, who had to be one of the nicest movie guests we’ve encountered in our decades of covering shows! Photo ops were especially run well by the folks at Celeb Photo Ops. The photo op experience was quick, friendly, and organized and it made the experience fun.
Another thing that set Terrificon apart from other conventions is the variety of vendors. Sure, the staples like comic long boxes and Funko Pops were there, but the show also featured a variety of handmade items, clothing and apparel, and lots of vintage collectibles too. There was something there for every shopper.
Overall, we had a tremendous time covering Terrificon 2023, and we observed the fans and guests having a great time as well. Terrificon is certainly an annual treat for Connecticut comic book fans and comic book creators too!
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