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Things to Do in Columbia, MD on July 31st

If you are in Columbia, MD/Howard County be sure to check out the Columbia Comic Con!  A full list of events can be found here.

Columbia Comic Con is just around the corner from The Mall in Columbia, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, located in a park-like setting only 20 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, in Howard County Maryland.

Columbia Comic Con will be a smaller comic con, compared to the Baltimore Comic Con, but it will be a great event to check out in July and get warmed up for the Baltimore show! The Columbia Comic Con is surrounded by some wonderful comic shops, like Third Eye Comics, Twilite Zone Comics, Shazam Comics, and Comics to Astonish, most of which will be at our show.

Here are some directions from the Hotel Staff in case you are not familiar with the location…

Directions from the Hotel Staff

From South (Washington D.C): Follow I-95 north towards Baltimore and exit onto exit number 41, Route 175/Columbia/Jessup. Follow 175 west for approximately 4 miles and turn left onto Thunder Hill Road. Stay in the right lane and make the first right onto Twin Knolls Road. We are the fifth driveway on the right.

From Route 29 towards Columbia: Follow Route 29 to Route 175 east towards Jessup. At the first traffic light merge right onto Thunder Hill Road. Stay in the right lane and make the first right onto Twin Knolls Road. We are the fifth driveway on the right.

From the North (Baltimore): Follow I-95 south towards Washington D.C. and exit onto exit number 41, Route 175/Columbia/Jessup. Follow 175 west for approximately 4 miles and turn left onto Thunder Hill Road. Stay in the right lane and make the first right onto Twin Knolls Road. We are the fifth driveway on the right.

From Route 70: Follow 70 west towards Frederick to Route 29 south towards Washington D.C./Columbia. Follow Route 29 to Route 175 east towards Jessup. At the first traffic light merge right onto Thunder Hill Road. Stay in the right lane and make the first right onto Twin Knolls Road. We are the fifth driveway on the right.

From the East (BWI Airport)/Annapolis): Exit the airport onto 195 west and follow to I-95 south. From I-95 South exit onto exit number 41, Route 175/Columbia/Jessup. Follow 175 west for approximately 4 miles and turn left onto Thunder Hill Road. Stay in the right lane and make the first right onto Twin Knolls Road. We are the fifth driveway on the right.

From Route 50: Follow Route 50 west to I-97 north. Follow I-97 north to 32 west/Columbia. Follow 32 west to Route 29 North. Follow Route 29 to Route 175 east towards Jessup. At the first traffic light merge right onto Thunder Hill Road. Stay in the right lane and make the first right onto Twin Knolls Road. We are the fifth driveway on the right.

From the West (Frederick): Take Route 70 east/to Route 29 south towards Washington D.C./Columbia. Follow Route 29 to Route 175 east towards Jessup. At the first traffic light merge right onto Thunder Hill Road. Stay in the right lane and make the first right onto Twin Knolls Road. We are the fifth driveway on the right.

Things to Do in Columbia, Maryland on July 31st.

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Galactic Con | Columbia Comic Con

Galactic Con will be taking the show to Columbia, MD at the end of July. The Middletown Comic Con will continue to stay in Delaware at the beginning of Spring, this will just be an additional show!

Columbia Comic Con
Sunday, July 31, 2016
10am – 5pm
More info to follow

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia

5485 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, Maryland, 21045-3247, USA

We will have over 8,000 square feet, including the Ballroom, the spacious Atrium, and an Event Room for our Cosplay Contest!

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Limited Edition Anthony Spay Print

Be sure to pickup this 11×17 print of two of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket & Groot, hanging out at Cochran Square in Middletown. Limited to 301 prints. Anthony Spay will be at Galactic Con on Saturday & Sunday, so stop by his booth! A portion of the sales will go to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Note: There are no logos or markings on the print.

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Ticket Info

Here is what you need to know about tickets to the Middletown Comic Con

All ticket sales are CASH ONLY at the door.

Early Bird Tickets

Galactic Con will have a special EARLY BIRD event.  From 9AM to 10AM, you can purchase an Early Bird ticket for $10 per person.  Early Bird tickets give you the opportunity to be one of the first people in the con, before the general admission, so you can check out all the deals and get your sketchbooks in front of the artists – BEFORE they start piling up.

You can start purchasing Early Bird tickets at 8:45AM. Early Bird tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.
Eventbrite DOES have a $1.54 convenience fee. You will be able to bypass the lines with your Eventbrite ticket.

General Admission

General admission begins at 10AM… Galactic Con will remain open until 4PM.
General admission for a single person is $3. That includes admission for one person, one swag bag and one raffle ticket.
Family passes are available for $5 (up to 6 people). Family passes include admission for up to 6 family members, ONE swag bag and two raffle tickets.

Win Early Bird Passes…

Ok, so you read all that, now try to win some tickets.
Click here to enter our online contest and win two Early Bird Passes!

Extra, Extra! Galactic Con is Front Page News!

The local paper, The Middletown Transcript, did a front page story on Galactic Con.

The full story is here: http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20150219/NEWS/150219772/

Please note we are thrilled to have Chick-fil-A and Half Baked as vendors, but for the record: Our official sponsors are Westown Movies, 2nd & Charles, Diamond Car Wash & Manhattan Bagel Middletown, DE.

Thanks to our sponsors for helping us plan, what should be, an amazing first con!

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A Mailbox Full of Underwear! Underoos are Back!

Another amazing day! I just received a donation from Underoos! Underoos sent us four sets of their all-new Underoos for Men, Women, Boys & Girls. Men: Superman & Batman. Women: Wonder Woman & Harley Quinn. Boys: Superman & Robin. Girls: Supergirl & Batgirl.

THANKS to Underoos! Be sure to enter the raffle and try to win. If you can’t wait that long – like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/underoosbrand and learn more about their #FreePairFriday!

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Two FREE Digital PLB Comics – First 50 Guests

PLB Comics has a special gift for the first 50 guests at Galactic Con!  Free downloads of the first two PLB Comics Halloween Specials!

These are limited to the first 50 paid guests… so if you want to be safe, consider getting our Early Bird pass. Early Bird Hours are 9AM – 10AM, so you can get in an hour before General Admission and get first dibs on comics, toys and commissions! The Early Bird ticket is $10 available at the door (NO FEE) or if you feel you must, also available on Eventbrite.