Marble City Comicon

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Sunday, April 24, 2016

Knoxville Expo Center
5441 Clinton Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37912
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Marble City Comicon is located in Knoxville, TN as strives to be "Tennessee's best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres."  They will have guests and exhibitors from all the realms of geekdom: comics, manga, cosplay, games, anime and more.


Leewest | Apr 13, 2014 Vendor Alert - This con was severely misrepresented. Vendors were told attendance figures would be between 6,000 and 10,000 depending on which vendor you talked to. Some vendors left after first evening. VIP attendance on the first day (four evening hours) was estimated by vendors to be under twenty-five guests. But the word was to hang on because Saturday attendance would be amazing. Amazing attendance looked to be about 800 to 1000 people; though staff was quoting 2,000. Vendors were told that the 6,000 guest attendance was really just a “goal” not an estimate. Sad thing was most vendors had brought additional stock and staff for this event making their losses much greater than if they had been told a more realistic “goal” number. Many vendors left after day two to try and cut their losses. As for con organization...programs with vendor advertisement did not exist. Schedules for convention guests were printed only by request from a stand alone printer that on Saturday am ran out of ink. Vendor parking while available the first day, was not available the second day. But yipee - posted to Marble city facebook on Sunday was “great news vendor parking free today”. When discussing the low attendance with con staff was told it was because the weather was so great no one wanted to be inside?? Btw – no visible door security on dealers room, purely an at risk situation.
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