Comic Convention, Southern Style!

Comic Convention, Southern Style!

Friday, June 26th, 2009 1:45pm CDT

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For those like me, living down South, you've probably noticed we don't get too many big conventions in our neck of the woods. Well, we're hoping to change that soon. Heroes & Dreams is proud to give us the Jackson Comic-Con, July 18-19, in Jackson, Mississippi!


Attractions will include:
Guest of Honor, Larry Kenney, voice of Lion-O from Thundercats.
An Artists' Alley, featuring some excellent talent.
Dealer Booths/Tables for all your plastic crack needs! (TransFormers, Star Wars, Star Trek, GI Joe, and more!)

This is by no means anywhere near the size of San Diego Comic-Con, nor dedicated solely to TransFormers or any other single franchise, but with a little help from anyone in the region willing to show up for a day or two, we can have a blast and provide the support necessary to grow this convention and attract more guests in the future.

I personally would like to see a large turnout of TransFormers fans to really take this con by storm. If you or anybody you know might be interested in attending, you can check out the Jackson Comic-Con site HERE for admission, location details, as well as a still-growing Guest/Artist/Dealer List.

If you're traveling from a distance, feel free to contact me directly via Seibertron.Com as I live an hour away from the convention and would be more than happy to help with directions, hotels, transportation, etc.

Credit(s): HeroesAndDreams.Com


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Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (943080)
Posted by Forgotten on June 26th, 2009 @ 2:24pm CDT
YIPPEE!!!!! only 100 or so miles from my place in Kemper County, MS and the day after my birthday to boot. I'm there!! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (943094)
Posted by Savage on June 26th, 2009 @ 2:37pm CDT
...*stares*...Another Mississippi Seibertronian? Wow, dude, I was beginning to think I was the only one. If you ever find yourself down in Hattiesburg, look me up. Hope to see you in Jackson in July!
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (943113)
Posted by Forgotten on June 26th, 2009 @ 3:30pm CDT
my sentiments exactly, I used to work out at Laurel at the Masonite plant for a private security company. I also worked with a fellow by the name of John Henry(I kid you not) that was from there. We were prison guards in Meridian. Hope we bump into each other. :grin:
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (943118)
Posted by T-Macksimus on June 26th, 2009 @ 3:45pm CDT
Southern Style, huh? Does that mean it's like the other Cons 'cept with a cool accent and Fangirls that are the hottest thing this side of the Sun? :P

Just messing with ya. I'd love to head down that direction. I've always wanted to visit the South and doing so for a Convention would just be icing on the cake. Unfortunately, funds didn't even allow for me to attend the con in my own neck of the woods. I have a second chance in the form of CybCon up here in the Pacific NW. You guys have fun for me and pick up all kinds of cool stuff then rub our noses in it by posting pics. :grin:
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (943156)
Posted by Savage on June 26th, 2009 @ 5:08pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:Southern Style, huh? Does that mean it's like the other Cons 'cept with a cool accent and Fangirls that are the hottest thing this side of the Sun? :P


Yes and hell yes. ;)
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (943501)
Posted by minimus_prime on June 27th, 2009 @ 11:02am CDT
Hello fellow Transformer fans!! :grin:

Let me introduce myself, My name is Dale Griffin and I am the Manager and Vice President of Heroes and Dreams. We are one of the many groups helping to put on the Jackson Comic Con.

Imagine my surprise as I googled Comic Convention Locator and found this link!! First of all let me genuinely thank Savage for his wonderful post!! :APPLAUSE:

Here are a few updates for anyone interested in joining us at this years Jackson Comic Con.

The 2009 event will be July 18th & 19th at Hinds Community College (Rankin Campus) on Highway 80 in Pearl, Mississippi From 10am to 6pm each day.

Here is the latest list of Dealers, Artists, Exhibitors, and Sponsors for the 2009 Jackson ComicCon.

Confirmed Guest of Honor:

Larry Kenney - the voice of Lion-O from the 1980's Animated Classic THUNDERCATS!

Confirmed for Artist Alley:

Jesse Labbe' (MarvelMasterpieces,Berona's 100 Year War)

Anthony Coffey (Berona's 100 Year War)

Wade Acuff

Shane Henderson

Kathryn Mosley

Andy B. Childress (BubbaWorldComix.com)

Tiny Roebuck

Justin Sawyer

Marshall Ramsey(Saturday July 18th ONLY)



Confirmed Dealers:

Heroes and Dreams

Yelverton Comics

Pat Stanley

The Mystery Box

Fan Boys

Imperial Emporium

Robert Lofton



Confirmed Exhibitors:

Mississippi's 501st Legion - The Rancor Raiders

The Heroes and Dreams - Dream Girls

Bags and Boards - The Web Series (Production)

USS Haise Chapter of Star Fleet International (Fanclub)

Inky the Clown



Sponsor Hotel:

Holiday Inn at Trustmark Park

Special rates or $99 for convention attendees. Call (601) 939-5238 and request the Jackson ComicCon rate (JCC rate code) or book online:

Holiday Inn Reservations - JCC Special Rate


Corporate Sponsors:




Heroes and Dreams, Inc.

Funtime Skateland - Pearl

Primerica - Jeff Lott



Admission for this year's two day event will be $7 per day or $10 for a 2 day pass.

Dealer and Exhibitor tables are available for $50 per table for the weekend.

Artist Alley tables are available for $20 per table for the weekend.

To reserve tables please contact Jay or Dale at 601-992-3100 or via email at info@heroesanddreams.com

Admission passes will be available for early purchase starting soon...stay tuned.


Thanks again Savage!!!!
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (943614)
Posted by Savage on June 27th, 2009 @ 3:50pm CDT
You're most welcome, and thanks for the update. :)
Someone PMed me yesterday asking about a hotel, so I'm sure they'll be especially glad to see your post.

I've been pleasantly surprised by the number of responses this news has gotten, both here and the PMs I've received from interested parties. I've decided to try to organize a small get-together/Meet-up for any Seibertronians who attend. Anyone interested in receiving news of this Meet-Up when the convention gets closer, drop me a PM and I'll add you to my Friends List so I won't forget you when the time comes.

(Those who have already PMed me, I saved your names already)
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (947227)
Posted by minimus_prime on July 2nd, 2009 @ 7:45pm CDT
Here is the latest updates for the Jackson Comic Con!!!


2009 Jackson Comic-Con Update 07-02-09


The 2009 Jackson ComicCon will be July 18th & 19th at Hinds Community College (Rankin Campus) on Highway 80 in Pearl, Mississippi From 10am to 6pm each day.



Here is the latest list of Dealers, Artists, Exhibitors, and Sponsors for the 2009 Jackson ComicCon.

Confirmed Guest of Honor:




Larry Kenney - the voice of Lion-O from the 1980's Animated Classic THUNDERCATS!





Confirmed for Artist Alley:

Jesse Labbe' (Marvel Masterpieces Series 2 ,Berona's 100 Year War)

Anthony Coffey (Berona's 100 Year War)

Wade Acuff

Shane Henderson

Kathryn Mosley

Millie Worthington

Andy B. Childress

Tiny Roebuck

Justin Sawyer

Marshall Ramsey(Saturday July 18th ONLY)

Zachary Freundt

Jasmine Cole




Confirmed Dealers:

Heroes and Dreams

Yelverton Comics

Pat Stanley

The Mystery Box

Fan Boys

Imperial Emporium

Robert Lofton

Twisted Toybox




Confirmed Exhibitors:




Mississippi's 501st Legion - The Rancor Raiders



The Heroes and Dreams - Dream Girls



Bags and Boards - The Web Series (Production)

USS Haise Chapter of Star Fleet International (Fanclub)



Missihippy - Jackson's Premier Bellydance Troupe



SCA - The Shire of Iron Ox


Inky the Clown


Smoothie King - Flowood





Food and Refreshments:

COMING SOON!




Sponsor Hotel:

Holiday Inn at Trustmark Park

Special rates or $99 for convention attendees. Call (601) 939-5238 and request the Jackson ComicCon rate (JCC rate code) or book online:

Holiday Inn Reservations - JCC Special Rate





Corporate Sponsors:



Heroes and Dreams, Inc. - Flowood Mississippi


Funtime Skateland - Pearl Mississippi



Primerica - Jeff Lott



Admission for this year's two day event will be $7 per day or $10 for a 2 day pass.

Dealer and Exhibitor tables are available for $50 per table for the weekend.

Artist Alley tables are available for $20 per table for the weekend.

To reserve tables please contact Jay or Dale at 601-992-3100 or via email at info@heroesanddreams.com

Admission passes are now available for early purchase at the following locations:

Heroes and Dreams in Flowood
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (951614)
Posted by morgancullen567 on July 9th, 2009 @ 1:49pm CDT
OK! ummm...I kind of need some advice! I am a fourteen year old girl...and well me and my friend live really close to this event..and well...we are going to it! Do girls go to these things? what do i wear? oh ya I am not dressin up like a super hero...oh and i dont read comics...we are just going to meet guys and stuff...do you still think i should GO?

OH ya me and my friend are like the rock chick type...haha

Help me!

Hope to see yall there! :grin:
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (954243)
Posted by minimus_prime on July 13th, 2009 @ 3:14pm CDT
Just a reminder...the 2009 Jackson ComicCon is this weekend at Hinds Community College - Rankin Campus in Pearl Mississippi. Advanced tickets are available now for a discount at Heroes and Dreams. Check out the latest at http://www.jacksoncomiccon.com :grin:
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (955949)
Posted by minimus_prime on July 15th, 2009 @ 7:40pm CDT
Good News!! We officially SOLD OUT tables for this Convention!!

We now have over 40 Venders, Artists, and Exhibitors and close to 60 tables!!

For the latest on who all will be at this years Con go to www.jacksoncomiccon.com

Thanks for everything and hope to meet all of you there !!! :grin: :grin:

Dale

Heroes and Dreams
Re: Comic Convention, Southern Style! (957470)
Posted by minimus_prime on July 18th, 2009 @ 11:55am CDT
Just a reminder to everyone who is inteested. The Jackson Comic Con is TODAY and TOMORROW. We look for ward to seeing you all there!! :grin:

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