Twin Tiers Comic-Con Coming to the First Arena
When: Saturday, August 13th & Sunday, August 14th
Where: First Arena, 144 North Main Street Elmira, NY
What: The origins of Twin Tiers Comic-Con can be traced back to 2007 and the small art shows hosted by Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop in Elmira, NY. These underground exhibitions showcased the talents of young, overlooked artists in the Upstate NY area, and gave them an audience to show and even sell their work.
These underground shows grew in popularity to the point that they spun into a full-fledged convention in 2011. The new comic con, dubbed Hero Bot Con (after the comic shop's mascot, the Hero-Bot), took place in September of 2011 at the Elmira Elks Lodge. The event was showcased by professional comic artists including Khoi Pham, Aaron Kuder, and Ken Wheaton, as well as local author, Tedd Arnold.
Due to the success of the innaugural event, Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop teamed up with Page One Entertainment to bring forth a bigger and better show for the following year! In 2012, Hero Bot Con expanded in size at its new venue, the Chemung County FFC. Hero Bot Con 2012 was headlined by Top Cow creator and legendary artist, Marc Silvestri. Other special guest industry professionals included: Matt Hawkins, Roger Stern, Ron Marz, Jamal Igle, Steve Ellis, Mike Raicht, Charles Paul Wilson III, David Rodriguez, and returning guests, Aaron Kuder and Ken Wheaton.
Hero Bot Con 2013 took place at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Horseheads, NY. The venue increased once more from the previous year, as more industry pros took center stage at our show. The event was headlined by returning guests Khoi Pham, Jamal Igle, Mike Raicht, Michael Garland, Jesse Wichmann, and Ethan Young. Marking their first appearance at our show were artists Ryan Bodenheim, Jerry Gaylord, Penelope Gaylord, and Bryan Turner!
In 2014, Page One Entertainment announced that Hero Bot Con would be rebranded and reimagined as TWIN TIERS COMIC-CON! This new convention from Page One was set to be a 2-day event, thus growing the show from a local to a regional convention. Twin Tiers Comic-Con ("TTCC" or "T2C2") was announced to take place at the First Arena in Elmira, NY on August 16-17, 2014. The event featured Guests of Honor, Lloyd Kaufman and Ethan Van Sciver. Page One's first 2-day event proved to be a success thanks to our awesome and dedicated fans. At our premier T2C2 event, 2,000 people flooded the First Arena to celebrate comics, art, video games, and cosplay!
The 2015 Twin Tiers Comic-Con is scheduled to return to the First Arena in Elmira, NY on August 15-16, 2015. Special guests will include Verne Troyer, David Yost, Walter Jones, Arthur Suydam, James O'Barr, Rodney Ramos, Lloyd Kaufman, and MANY MORE!
Visit http://www.twintierscomiccon.com for more details about the event.
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