Comic and Toy Con coming to Owensboro this October

March 21, 2023 | 12:09 am

Updated March 20, 2023 | 11:49 pm

Owensboro Comic and Toy Convention

The Owensboro Comic and Toy Con is debuting this October, and organizers are expecting a big turnout of special guests, sellers, and customers alike. The convention will offer various panels and workshops covering all things comics, cosplay, fandom, and more.

The event will take place Oct 7-8 at the Owensboro Convention Center. All sessions will be open to both sides of the industry — both consumer and producer — to allow everyone to engage with each other and learn other interests.

Event Owner Jarrod Greer said that the convention will address every aspect of what people want in a pop culture event.

“The event will include celebrities, amazing creators, cosplay, gaming, and much more,” Greer said. “After successful events in Lexington and Huntington, we are extremely excited to come to Owensboro.”

Exhibitors will be selling comic books, graphic novels, toys, games, and other merchandise. There will be cosplay contest, complete with photo opportunities. In addition, tabletop games, card games, and video games will also be available during the convention.

Greer noted that the Lexington Comic and Toy Con created a huge economic impact for the city and was one of the largest room night-producing events. He hopes the Owensboro Comic and Toy Con can do the same.

Visit Owensboro CEO/President Mark Calitri agreed, saying, “This first-year event will bring a lot of buzz and excitement to Owensboro, will fill hotel rooms, and produce an estimated economic impact of $387,378.”

More details, including the announcement of celebrity appearances, are expected in the coming months.

March 21, 2023 | 12:09 am

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