Mainframe Comic Con To Feature Interactive, Real Time Convention Experience
Aug 14, 2020
This weekend, Mainframe Comic Con will present an ambitious and interactive, real time convention experience for fans of comics, pop culture, wrestling and more. Kicking off with a preview night on Friday, August 14th, Mainframe Comic Con will feature over 150 superstar guests and more than 60 live, streaming panels. The convention experience will also include artist alley shopping and live comic book auctions. All donations made to Mainframe Comic Con will support the Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need.
“The current health crisis has resulted in the cancellation of conventions and fan events worldwide, leaving the fandom community eager for something new, while remaining in the safety and comfort of their own homes,” said Mainframe Comic Con Co-Creator Chad Ramsden. “This weekend’s Mainframe Comic Con is the most ambitious online convention to date, with interactive panels, artist alley shopping, and more.”
Mainframe Comic Con’s live format allows for audience questions and fan interaction with their favorite celebrities and comic creators. Media guests include cast members of AMC's NOS4A2, cast members of the iconic Justice League animated show (Phil Lamarr, Clancy Brown, George Newbern, Michael Rosenbaum, Carl Lumbly, Susan Eisenberg, Maria Canals-Barrera & Andrea Romano), Clancy Brown Ozark's Lisa Emery, and Batman's Robert Wuhl. Comic book creators include Brian Bendis, Sophie Campbell, Al Ewing, Matt Fraction, KellySue DeConnick, Jock, Tom King, Jonboy Meyers, Paolo Rivera, Mark Waid, and Chip Zdarsky. Panels will feature publishers including AHOY Comics, Albatross Funnybooks, AMA, Archie Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Humanoids, IDW, Magnetic Press, Source Point Press, and Top Cow, and showcase projects including THE BUSINESS OF INDEPENDENT COMIC BOOK PUBLISHING and INSIDER ART.
“Mainframe Comic Con is the biggest virtual convention space ever created, with four separate panel halls, each streaming 16 hours of live, Q&A panels,” said Mainframe Comic Con Co-Creator Chuck Lindsay. “What’s exciting is that fans will have the ability to go from one panel to the next with no lines. And if you miss a panel like The Walking Dead Cast Party, featuring more than twenty members of the cast coming together for a first-of-its-kind online dance party, you don’t need to worry, because all Mainframe Comic Con panels will be posted next week on YouTube.”
All panels can be attended by fans for free, by visiting https://www.mainframecomiccon.com. Fans can also purchase private celebrity meet & greets. And fans will be able to purchase rare, collectable comic books in Artist Alley, including the first appearance of Spider-Man, the Hulk, and Wolverine and the first issue of The Avengers.