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Ithacon 46 was held at Ithaca College on April 22 and 23, featuring comic books for sale, fans, artists and cosplayers.

Comic book convention returns to Ithaca for 46th year

April 25, 2023

Since 1976, the Comic Book Club of Ithaca has been organizing Ithacon, a local comic book-centered convention. With the exception of 2020, Ithacon has been running annually for members of the Ithaca community...

Fans of comic books are gearing up for the 46th annual ITHACON from April 22–23. The convention and the students behind it pride themselves on creating a convention experience by fans, for fans.

Annual comic convention is ‘the little guy’ once more

By Rowan Keller Smith, Contributing Writer April 12, 2023
On the posters advertising ITHACON, Ithaca College's annual comic book convention, the slogan “Proud to be the little guy” serves as a testament to the convention's history and values.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 24, Ithacon will hold its first online convention in its 45-year history. The convention will be on Zoom and will host 39 events.

Ithacon brings its fandom traditions to the virtual universe

By Elijah de Castro, Staff Writer April 21, 2021
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 24, Ithacon will hold its first online convention in its 45-year history. The convention will be on Zoom and will host 39 events.
Tim Gray is the owner of Comics for Collectors, a comic book store located on the Commons which recently expanded.

Independent comic book shop expands store space

By Antonio Ferme, Staff Writer May 2, 2018
Comics for Collectors is a small shop, but it gives off a snug and comfortable vibe.
Fantasy author Tamora Pierce attended the 42nd annual Ithacon. Her characters represent a wide range of genders and sexualities, which defy stereotypes found in traditional fantasy.

Annual comic-book themed convention aims to unite community

By Adriana Darcy, Contributing Writer March 21, 2018
Members of the Ithaca community gathered on March 24 and 25 for the 43rd annual Ithacon, a comic book convention hosted by Ithaca College.
Comic book fans gather for 42nd annual Ithacon

Comic book fans gather for 42nd annual Ithacon

By Matt Maloney, Assistant Multimedia Editor March 27, 2017
Members of the Ithaca community gathered on March 25 and 26 for the 42nd annual Ithacon, a comic book convention hosted by Ithaca College.
Previous Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter speaks to a full audience in the Clarke Lounge on March 25 as former Marvel Comics author Roger Stern looks on. The duo discussed their experiences working together in the Marvel Comics office.

Superheroes take center stage at Marvel authors’ discussion

By Sophia Adamucci, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2017
On March 25, Marvel Comics author Roger Stern and previous Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter visited Ithaca College for the 42nd annual Ithacon.
Comic book fans of all ages wander around the Emerson Suites at last years Ithacon. The 2017 convention on March 25–26 will feature sketch workshops, cosplay contests and childrens activities.

Ithacans assemble: Comic fans unite on campus for Ithacon 42

By Silas White, Staff Writer March 22, 2017
Bill Turner, the founder of Ithacon, said his vision of the convention has always been for it to be accessible and to serve the fans.
Comic book fans of all ages wander around the Emerson Suites at last years Ithacon. The 2017 convention on March 25–26 will feature sketch workshops, cosplay contests and childrens activities.

Comic world to return to Ithaca with 41st IthaCon

By Kalia Kornegay, Staff Writer April 12, 2016
The 41st annual IthaCon comic book convention will take place from April 16–17 at Ithaca College.
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