As the news is focused on hurricane Irma heading towards Florida, we can tell you that something good is headed to West Palm Beach, Florida as well. We just got word that Atomic Crush Events, the guys behind the recent and successful Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, California, will be debuting a new show early next year. Comic Con Revolution West Palm Beach (CCR WPB) will follow suit with their opposite coast sister convention and debut as a one day show on Saturday, February 24th, 2018.
Though the con is just under six months away, they've already got Chris Claremont, Sandy King Carpenter, Jeff Dekal, Joe Eisma, Travis Hanson, Hope Larson, Shawn Martinbrough, Ron Marz and Richard Starkings lines up as guests. They will also have a costume contest hosted by Ming Chen from AMC's Comic Book Men.
Co-founders of Atomic Crush Events, Mike Scigliano and and Gabe Fieramosco, have years of experience putting on successful shows having worked together in the early days of the Wizard World Conventions and then working with MAD Event Management to start the Long Beach Comic Con and the New Jersey Comic Con.
Scigliano talked about the previous CCR in California:
When we launched our first Comic Con Revolution last May in Ontario, California we built the show with the focus on creators and the work they create. The concept was received incredibly well. Fans are excited about comic cons that feature great comic book and creative arts talent. Our inaugural show in West Palm Beach will be built around that same core concept.
Fieramosco on why West Palm Beach:
We are excited to bring the Revolution to West Palm Beach. We have a great deal of family and friends in the area so it will be very personal for us.
Back in May, just after the Ontario show that I attended as a vendor, I spoke with Fieramosco about what they did to make the show work.
For more information as well tickets head to www.comicconrevolution.com/westpalmbeach/