Costume Contest Rules & Info

Registration: Sunday, July 31st. 11am to 1:30pm. The registration table will be located at Kati Coe’s booth. You must register to be a valid participant.

Childrens Costume Showcase begins at 2pm, and will be held in the Cosplay Room. Anyone 12 and under may enter! Everyone’s a winner, in the showcase!

Adults Cosplay Contest begins at 3pm, and will also be held in the Cosplay Room.

Categories:
Youth (ages 13-18)
Adult (ages 19 and up)

Participants will be judged on Craftsmanship, Presentation, and Creativity.

We request that all winners be willing to spend a few minutes after the contest for photo ops.

Please take a moment to review the official rules. Remember, this is a family friendly event and while having fun is important to us all, we ask that you remain respectful to those around you.

We can’t wait to see you, and your great costumes, at Columbia Comic Con!

-OFFICIAL RULES-
Entry into the event is at the discretion of the event staff, and we reserve the right to deny any entrant who does not adhere to the rules.

Your costume and presentation should be suitable for all ages. No profanity, lewd behavior, or obscene messages on signs or clothing. Anyone who breaks this rule will be disqualified.

Any participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

No pyrotechnics, live flame or smoke generators of any kind are permited. Projectile glitter, confetti, or liquid, is not allowed. Anything that may cause you or someone else harm, is strictly prohibited.

No functional weapons are allowed at Columbia Comic Con. Please do not bring real swords, firearms, or any other authentic weapon. Only props are allowed. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as part of your costume. No projectile weapons (including but not limited to airsoft or paintball weapons) will be allowed. Weapons with a metal blade, regardless if it is dull or sharp, are prohibited.

All simulated or costume weapons are subject to inspection by security or convention staff. Participants found to be in violation of these rules will be subject to removal from the show.

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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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Limited Anthony Spay Print

This print is exclusive to Galactic Con’s Columbia Comic Con. House of Cards, featuring the Joker and Harley Quinn, colored by Ivan Nunes.
The print is free to Early Bird ticket holders, or available for $10 at the show!

The print will NOT be watermarked with “Columbia Comic Con.” Anthony Spay will be at the show, so stop by his table and have him sign it for you!

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Win Two Early Bird Tickets to Columbia Comic Con

Enter to win!

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Official Middletown Comic Con 2016 Photos

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Official Galactic Con pictures from the 2016 Middletown Comic Con are here! Thanks to Kingston Ko Photography for the amazing work. If you would like to purchase any high resolution images, you may request them directly through his website.

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Columbia Maryland Comic Con Vendors Wanted

Applications are now open for Columbia Comic Con. Only Exhibitors with products and/or services relating to comic books, comic strips, animation, or other related popular culture items are eligible to exhibit. We are very focused on comics and pop culture and we do want to make sure every vendor is a proper fit for our audience. Contact Galactic Con directly with any questions.

Fill out the form here – http://goo.gl/forms/6xnZkLvkXj

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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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Costume Culture: Comic cons provide a chance to show off

For Eddie Getty, a thrift store VCR and a colander from WalMart did the trick. Gail Wagner tried out four suits before being satisfied with a purchase off eBay.

They were searching for the right pieces for their costumes, both making first time visits to a comic convention dressed in costume, in this case the Galactic Con in Middletown.

They were joined by dozens of other fans in dressing up as characters from sci-fi, anime, video games, comics and pop culture that flooded the second year ‘con,’ one of a handful of similar events that have drawn thousands around the state.

Full story…

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Episode #4: “Hi, I’m in Delaware” podcast

The fourth episode of our entertainment podcast “Hi, I’m in Delaware!” is fresh out of the oven.

Check it out on Soundcloud or iTunes.

This week we chat about:

Middletown’s first comic con.

Listen to it here!