The second annual Wildcat Comic Con - a much-anticipated festival of comics, animation and gaming - returns to Pennsylvania College of Technology on Saturday, Sept. 28.
"Having a second Comic Con is due entirely to the success of our 2012 initial event. We were able to bring a wonderful array of presenters to the conference, which gave the community an opportunity to see some pretty amazing demonstrations and discussion panels," said Tracey Amey, director of the college's Madigan Library and a member of the Wildcat Comic Con planning committee. "We're thrilled to be able to provide that chance again."
The keynote speaker will be Michael Bitz, executive director of the Center for Educational Pathways, whose Comic Book Project and other endeavors provide a unique outlet for schoolchildren's creative expression. He was invited to this year's proceedings as he was unable to attend the 2012 event as originally scheduled.
"This year, we want to make it even more fun for attendees, vendors and presenters. We've simplified to a one-day conference, made the pricing even more reasonable, and we'll continue to provide the top-notch presenters and panels as we did last year," Amey said. "We're looking forward to a great conference for everyone from kids to adults."
Admission to the 2013 Wildcat Comic Con is an all-inclusive $20 per person (children under 12 are free). Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Community Arts Center's ticketing site: https://tickets.caclive.com. (The Arts Center, in downtown Williamsport, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn College.)
Visit the Wildcat Comic Con homepage in the months ahead for more about programming and presenters, authors' book-signings, cosplay (costumed play), "Star Wars" characters and the Artist Alley vendor area, among other attractions.