Comic Con Comes to Palm Springs This August!

comicconlogoCOMIC CON PALM SPRINGS brings the very first comic con to the desert. The three days of festivities arrives in August, featuring signature events, special guests, and an unparalleled list of artists. The inaugural event kicks off Thursday night, August 25th with a private VIP party and begins officially on Friday with events through the close of Sunday evening.

“We’ve spent years working on this event to create the very best comic con experience we can for fans,” says Christopher Spellman, founder and executive producer of Comic Con Palm Springs, “not only working with talent and exhibitors, but also being passionate fans ourselves, we really wanted to create an event to remember.”

stanleefeature The weekend-long event will host signature events at several locations throughout the city including a private dinner and party with Stan Lee [pictured at left], live concerts, including The Flux Capacitors [pictured below], screenings, parties, the first ever Palm Springs Zombie Walk, and the extensive exhibit hall at the Convention Center.

Bringing together some of the most passionate and talented people from the world of comic books and entertainment, Comic Con Palms Springs promises to be an event that bathes Palm Springs even more in a global spotlight, and generates media-rich attention as well as tourism during a typically slower summer month.

flux-capacitorsThe team is also already looking ahead to future years. “Each year we want to make Comic Con Palm Springs something really amazing.  We will be considered equal to San Diego or New York Comic Con. We have the talent committed, and everyone loves coming to Palm Springs—it’s the perfect match,” says Spellman. Additional event details, ticket packages and special guests appearances to be announced soon.

Comic Con Palm Springs has brought together some of the most passionate and talented people from the world of comic books and entertainment to produce an exciting new comic con in one of the most famous and fun cities in the world. Event producers have years of experience working with talent and exhibitors, and are also passionate fans. Each year Comic Con Palm Springs will produce new and unique events and offerings for fans of the Comic Con experience and Palm Springs.

About Kate Buckley

Kate Buckley is a brand strategist, premium domain broker and consultant, interviewer, storyteller, visual artist, and award-winning poet & writer. She’s worked in media and marketing since 1997, holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and is the author of A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach). A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her awards include a Gabeheart Prize and the North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She was most recently shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, she’s made her home in Southern California since 1998.

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