Welcome to Derby City Comic Con!

Over 4300 comic book fans turned out for the third annual Derby City Comic Con in Louisville, KY on June 29th, 2013 (which marked over 44% increase from 2012) and we're growing once again in 2014! Mark your calendar for our first TWO DAY show taking place June 28th and 29th, 2014 as Derby City Comic Con returns to the Kentucky International Convention Center.

"If you think you know Derby City Comic Con, you haven't seen anything yet" says show director and owner, Chuck Moore.

Derby City Comic Con will take place Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29th 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville and we're counting down until the doors open once again!

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202 | Parking Information | Ticket Information

When: June 28th - 29th, 2014, 10 am - 5 PM (both days)
(Advance ticket holders can access the floor at 9 AM each day!)

Tickets: Details on 2014 ticket pricing coming soon but kids 12 and under will remain free!

Producer: Derby City Comic Con LLC
Show Director/Owner: Chuck Moore (@charlierambles)
- Contact Chuck anytime via chuck@derbycitycomiccon.com

2014 Core Show Team...
Convention Administrator: Ginny Tonic
Director of Programming:
Paul Brown
Director of Personnel: Allison Cuyjet
Director of Community Outreach:
John Wilson
Director of the Kids Program: Jenna Foster

Directions To The Show

From Lexington
I-64 west to the Third Street exit. Take Third Street to Jefferson Street. Turn right on to Jefferson Street. The convention center is located at Jefferson and Fourth Streets.

From Cincinnati
I-71 to I-64 west to the Third Street exit. Take Third Street to Jefferson Street. Turn right on to Jefferson Street. The convention center is located at Jefferson and Fourth Streets.

From Indianapolis
I-65 south to the Jefferson Street exit. Take the Jefferson Street exit and the convention center is located at Jefferson and Fourth Streets.

From St. Louis
I-64 east to the Ninth Street exit. At the traffic light at the end of the Ninth Street exit ramp, turn left on to Market Street. Take Market Street to Fourth Street. The convention center is located at Market and Fourth Streets.

From Nashville
I-65 north to the Brook Street exit. Take the Brook Street exit. Continue on Brook Street to Jefferson Street. Turn left on to Jefferson Street. The convention center is located at Jefferson and Fourth Streets.

GPS Coordinates: 38.254649; -85.756854
Address: 221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202


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Having A Table At Our Show

DATES TO KNOW / PAYMENT PROCESS: We open table registration on December first of each year. By requesting table(s) via registration, you agree (if approved) to purchase table(s) for that year's Derby City Comic Con event. We anticipate closing registration no later than January 1st each year or as soon as the show floor sells out (which will most likely happen prior to January 1st). We will notify creators, vendors and exhibitors that they have been accepted for table(s) via email and invoice on or before February 1st of each year. You must provide payment no later than February 15 of that year. If payment is not received by that time, we will follow up with you once via email and, if the matter is not resolved right away, release your table to another individual or company. Refunds for cancellation are available until April 1st of each year. After that time, refunds cannot be offered. Further, credit toward future years is not a refund option at any time.

DEMAND FOR TABLES / SHOW FLOOR SPACE / TABLE SIZE: There is a consistently high demand for table space at Derby City Comic Con. For the 2013 and 2014 shows we could have sold twice as many tables as we had available, which confirms we will be growing in future years. That said, our two-day 2014 show will take place in the same hall where we hosted our 2013 show with a very similar if not identical table layout. Tables are 8' long by 3' wide. There are no booth spaces available. We sell all space on a per table basis.

WHO WILL BE APPROVED: Order of registration is a consideration but NOT a determining factor of table approval. Taking part in past years of the show is a consideration but does not guarantee you a spot in the 2014 show. It is our job to build a show floor that helps bring people out to see the exhibitors, vendors, and creators. This means that choices will be made based on quality of product and professionalism of those applying to take part in the show. Derby City Comic Con is principally a comic book, comic art and toy focused show. Comic creators, comic vendors, comic exhibitors and those selling directly comic related products are given first preference of table assignment. Vendors of other types (steampunk, jewelry, weapons, clothing, t-shirts, posters, etc) will be limited to 1-2 vendors of each for our 2014 show to maintain the focused show floor we are building and growing at Derby City Comic Con. We anticipate a show floor that is balanced, half and half, between creators and vendors. It is possible that vendors or creators tables could sellout ahead of the full show floor.

NOTICE: ADULT MATERIAL: In an effort to promote and maintain a family friendly atmosphere, Derby City Comic Con requires that adult material not be prominently displayed and that vendors and exhibitors verify the age of any one purchasing said materials.

NOTICE: BOOTLEGS: Derby City Comic Con does not allow the sale of “pirated” or “bootleg” merchandise. Please do not display or sell these items. Doing so terminates this vendor agreement and no refunds will be issued.

SHOW FLOOR HOURS / SET-UP & TEARDOWN: The 2014 show will take place June 28th and 29th, 2014. The show floor will open at 9:00 AM EST and close at 5:00 PM EST both days. Each exhibitor, creator or vendor is responsible for their own load in and load out. By submitting a table request you also agree to set up at least one hour prior to opening the show floor to the public (no later than 8:00 AM EST Saturday) and you will not be able to tear down your table until after the show floor closes (no earlier than 5:00 PM EST Sunday). Load in times and options will be sent out via email well in advance of the 2014 show. Items left overnight in Convention Center are not the responsibility of Derby City Comic Con LLC or The Kentucky International Convention Center. That said, we are contracting with the convention center for security both Friday and Saturday night.

 

Historical Show Information

2013 (Year 3) Info

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Took Place: June 29, 2013, 10 am - 5 PM
Tickets: $10 - Kids 12 and Under: Free

2013 Core Show Team...
Show Director/ Owner: Chuck Moore
Convention Administrator: Ginny Tonic
Director of Programming:
Paul Brown
Director of Personnel: Allison Cuyjet
Director of Community Outreach:
John Wilson
Director of the Kids Program: Jenna Foster

2012 (Year 2) Details

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Took Place: June 30, 2012, 10 am - 5 pm
Tickets: $10 - Kids 12 and Under: Free
Show Director: Eric Banister

2011 (Year 1) Details

Where: Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Took Place: July 16, 2011, 10 am - 5 pm
Tickets: $7 - Kids 12 and Under: Free
Show Director: Eric Banister