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Wasatch Comic Con- A Creator Focused Convention

Bringing fans and creators together to celebrate comic books and nerdy art & culture

Wasatch Comic Con- A Creator Focused Convention

Bringing fans and creators together to celebrate comic books and nerdy art & culture

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About

100% Of funds raised on Kickstarter will go into guest appearance expenses for our next show.  It all comes back to the community.

A Comic Con with only Comic talent in Utah where attendees pay what they want?  Why not?

“Let’s just do it, then.” Those were the words that birthed what was soon to become the first annual Wasatch Comic Con this April in West Valley City, Utah. We were coming off of the worn out high, hollow bodies and worn muscles kept alive only by the power of adrenaline and Rockstar Energy Drinks, that can only be experienced after a full Con weekend when those fateful words would form our future thought processes.

As comic fans living in suburbs outside Salt Lake City, we were thrilled when we read that we were finally getting a Comic Con in Salt Lake. We have attended every one, and we’ve had some great experiences there, but it just wasn’t the only show that we wanted. It was three years later after we attended the now-defunct Amazing Arizona Comic Con, that we realized what it is that we wanted. The casual atmosphere, the intimate environment, the fun for the crowd of all fandoms where you can talk comic books without mentioning a single actor with almost anyone you encounter. We knew that we had no cash, we knew that we had no experience, but we now finally knew what it was that we wanted.

It took some time to hash out the details. How could we afford a convention center? How could we avoid losing money? The answer to both presented itself with the Valley Fair Mall in West Valley city. After some talk, some time, and a lot of positivity, we managed to procure our facilities, our panel rooms, our security, entertainment stages, marketing assistance, all thanks to the sponsorship from the Valley Fair Mall and the Megaplex Theaters. We had the means, now we just needed to convince people to show up, and what better way than to get a strong list of creators, and to make the event free to attend?

After a few years of savings and footwork, a few dozen cons, more than a few nights sleeping in cars on roadsides, countless conversations with creators of every stature, and more no-thank-yous than I’d ever heard in my years of selling computers, we finally landed our first guests and the Wasatch Comic Con transformed from being the subject of whimsical late night discussions, of “someday” and “what if”, and instead became a project to be built and a monster to be tamed, and “let’s do it” took on a whole new meaning.

Thanks in large part to the incredible support from some of the best local comic talents, and Wasatch Comic Con guests, including Tomb Raider and Triage artist Philip Sevy, Plastic writer Doug Wagner, and Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin we were able to grow from our initial intimate guest list in our inaugural 2018 show to an amazing group of over 25 creator talents including TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, New Mutants co-creator and legendary artist Bob Mcleod, IDW artist Timothy Lim, Witchblade writer Ryan Cady, and former Disney artist Thomas Estrada

2019 was another great show with talent like IDW's JK Woodward, Image comics Rob Guillory, artist Ben Templesmith,  DC Comic's Chad Hardin, artist and writer  Gene Ha, legendary animators Philo Barnhardt and Tom Cook, Tomb Raider artist Philip Sevy, Plastic writer Doug Wagner, and far too many others to list here, as well as comic publishers like Valiant Entertainment, Sitcomics, and Source Point Comics, and more!

We are hoping to make our 2020 show our biggest one yet, and that's where you, our amazing fans, come in!  Early financial support is the key to getting the best guests that we can, and every dollar raised in this kickstarter will go directly to paying lodging, airfare, and appearance fees for Wasatch Comic Con guests!

You can see event details and awesome exclusive products at wasatchcon.com. You can also follow us on Facebook to hear all our newest announcements first. Wasatch Comic Con will be held in West Valley City, Utah on April 24th and 25th of 2020.

Risks and challenges

This show is going to happen no matter what, so don't miss it, but it will bigger and better the more support we get. This is a part of our plans to continue to raise funds for future shows to make each year better and funner than the year before. Thank you all for your continued support as we grow!

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    Bad Art Package!

    Get a sharpie sketch drawn on a comic board by the owners of the Nerd Store and WCC organizers Roger and Charles Prows.

    WARNING- they are not artists, and it will not look good, but they'll try their hardest!

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    Get your name, or any (appropriate) name that you want immortalized on the ceiling of our sponsor- The Nerd Store, and on our Wasatch Comic Con website Thank you.

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    Get a stack of exclusive swag, total retail value of 40 dollars!

    Single VIP pass included

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    • Copy of our WCC exclusive Voracious: Appetite for destruction #1
    • Copy of our Wasatch Comic Con exclusive Valiant Fallen World #1
    • Access to VIP exclusive after party!
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    • Phillip Sevy exclusive print
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    • Thank you on Wasatch Comic Con Website
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    Comic sketch fanatic VIP package

    A package of 5 random blank covers, with at least one pre-sketched by a participating WCC artist, then get the others sketched at the show!

    Includes single VIP

    Includes:
    • Pre drawn sketch cover by 2020 guest
    • Minimum of 4 additional blank comics to get sketched at the show
    • Access to VIP exclusive after party!
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    Comic Deluxe VIP package

    Get all your money back from exclusive Wasatch Comic Con swag, books, and prints plus all of our regular VIP benefits and an original sketch!

    Amazing value for serious fans. A value of over 100 dollars!

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    • Original head sketch on blank cover by attending artist!
    • Access to VIP exclusive after party!
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    Valiant comic fan VIP pack

    One of each of Wasatch Comic Con and The Nerd Store's Valiant exclusive covers! Over a $100 value!

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    • Harbinger Wars 2 prelude #1 by Shelby Robertson
    • Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 by Phillip Sevy
    • Generation Zero #1 by Jason Muhr
    • XO Manowar #1 by Kano
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    Advertise yourself package

    Got a podcast? Art page? Local business? Advertise yourself to our 3,000+ attendees by adding your flyer or coupons to our freebie table, sure to draw a crowd. We'll make sure that we hand out as many as we can during the show to get you out there!

    Have your name live on as a supporter of Comics in Utah with a custom shoutout message on the Wasatch Comic Con and Nerd store Facebook pages! With nearly 10,000 followers you'll go down in history!

    Advertise your business, give a gift to a friend, make someone laugh. As long as it is appropriate for the public, it's up to you!

    Must provide printed material at least one week prior to the event.

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    Chard Hardin Harley Fan VIP Pack

    The ultimate package for Harley Quinn fans!

    You will get one copy of the regular and black and white printings of the Nerd Store Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary special.

    A remarked copy of the virgin cover of the Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary special.

    A copy of our Wasatch Comic Con Exclusive Voracious: Appetite for Destruction #1 with cover by Chad Hardin

    And our full regular VIP benefits

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    • Harley Quinn exclusive variant package including remarked book
    • Access to VIP exclusive after party!
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    Rick and morty fan pack VIP

    Get a big bundle of exclusive Rick and Morty gear!

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    Wasatch Comic Con exclusive WCC 2018 Exclusive Rick and Morty #37 RICKFINITY by Steve Wilcox
    RICK & MORTY KROMBOPULOUS MICHAEL #1 Nerd Store Exclusive by Steve Wilcox
    Rick and Morty #38 Nerd Store Exclusive
    Rick and Morty #35 Nerdstore exclusive Pickle Rick by Alex Cormack
    Rick and Morty #36 Nerdstore exclusive by Greg Kirkpatrick
    Rick and Morty #39 Nerd Store Exclusive by Steve Wilcox

    A value of $120!

    You'll also get all the benefits of our attention grabber VIP

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    • Access to VIP exclusive after party!
    • A sincere thank you!
    • Phillip Sevy exclusive print
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    Comic Nerd Pack and Dinner

    Ever wonder what it's like to run a comic convention? How about a comic shop? Do you just want to relentlessly tease two guys who definitely deserve it? Come spend the night with Wasatch Comic Con organizers Roger and Charles Prows for what is likely to be a fun, and very NSFW, dinner on us! Adult beverages not included.

    And we never let our friends leave empty handed. We'll pick out a bag of goodies for you that should make you happy, with a minimum value of 50 dollars (but we like to be generous). We're buying dinner and soft drinks, adult beverages are on you for this one. Plus a BONUS original art jam piece by the owners! Warning, we are NOT artists.

    Plus the attention grabber VIP bonuses!

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    • Dinner with convention runners
    • Terrible sharpie art by the con organizers
    • $50 credit for WCC exclusive prints, comics, and merch
    • Access to VIP exclusive after party!
    • A sincere thank you!
    • Thank you on Wasatch Comic Con Website
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    Deluxe Advertiser Package

    Hang your provided banner in the main hall for all eyes to see all show! We have lots of space, so don't be shy with your jumbo deluxe banners (though you may want to double check to be sure if it's that big).

    Also includes previous advertising benefits such as flyer distribution, social media shoutouts, and website thank you!

    Banner and printed material must be provided at least one week prior to the show and must be picked up within 48 hours after the show ends.

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    Ultimate Swag Bag VIP!

    For the ultimate collector, every Wasatch Comic Con exclusive, and a special foil print exclusive to this swag pack! This is a WHOLE lot of cool stuff, and one really rare print, with a maximum of 20 copies available! Plus this year's deluxe VIP package.

    This is a minimum value of 250 dollars

    50 dollar merch credit
    2019 exclusive Fallen World #1 by Phillip Sevy
    Copy of our WCC exclusive Voracious: Appetite for destruction #1
    Wasatch Comic Con exclusive WCC 2018 Exclusive Rick and Morty #37 RICKFINITY by Steve Wilcox
    TMNT 81 Kevin Eastman exclusive WCC 2018
    TMNT 81 Kevin Eastman blueline WCC 2018 (Limited to 250 copies)
    Exclusive print pack a copy of each WCC exclusive print 2018-2020 (over 150 dollar value)
    Super limited foil of WCC 2025 limited print
    Plus Deluxe VIP contents

    Includes:
    • 2019 exclusive Fallen World #1 by Phillip Sevy
    • Every Wasatch Comic Con exclusive print from all 3 years!
    • $50 credit for WCC exclusive prints, comics, and merch
    • Access to VIP exclusive after party!
    • Early Entry
    • Name in sharpie on the Nerd Store's ceiling
    • Original head sketch on blank cover by attending artist!
    • Phillip Sevy exclusive print
    • Our undying love and affection
    • Pre drawn sketch cover by 2020 guest
    • Thank you on Wasatch Comic Con Website
    • TMNT exclusive bundle
    • Copy of our WCC exclusive Voracious: Appetite for destruction #1
    • Wasatch Comic Con exclusive WCC 2018 Exclusive Rick and Morty #37
    • WCC VIP foil print (maximum of 25 printed)
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    King or Queen of con!

    Be the ultimate ruler of comic con! Get a HUGE list of exclusive benefits and gear, along with the official title of King or Queen of WCC and be featured as a guest panelist!

    The biggest swag pack possible including one each of EVERY Wasatch Comic Con exclusive print and comic
    50 dollar credit for extra swag
    50 dollar minimum value gift pack with awesome stuff from The Nerd Store
    Dinner and bad art from con organizers

    You'll also get a shout out to you at any panel of your choosing and your picture, name, and a brief quote featured at the header of our Thank you page for your subjects to see anytime they visit.

    Includes:
    • Every WCC exclusive print
    • Every WCC exclusive comic
    • $50 credit for WCC exclusive prints, comics, and merch
    • Swag bag from The Nerd Store
    • Guest spot on a panel
    • Shout out on stage at any panel
    • Shout out on the Nerd Dome's live podcast
    • King or queen of con title on Wasatch Comic Con website.
    • Featured first lg font and photo on Thank You page of WCC website
    • Access to VIP exclusive after party!
    • A sincere thank you!
    • Dinner with convention runners
    • Early Entry
    • Facebook shoutouts
    • Name in sharpie on the Nerd Store's ceiling
    • Original head sketch on blank cover by attending artist!
    • Our undying love and affection
    • Terrible sharpie art by the con organizers
    • Basically Immortality
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