To go along with the new date for this year's Mid-Ohio-Con ( from their traditional Thanksgiving-weekend time slot to the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, October 4–5, 2008), they rolled out a bright and shiny new looking website-- www.midohiocon.com.
MOC will be returning to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, located in the heart of Columbus’s vibrant downtown area. This year they’ve moved out of Battelle Hall and into Exhibit Hall E and several adjoining panel rooms, offering a greatly expanded show floor for creative guests, exhibitors, and the "artists alley," as well as dedicated space for panel programming and other special activities. The Exhibit Hall is just down High Street from the Hyatt Regency hotel and only a short distance from all the dining, shopping, and entertainment available in downtown Columbus's Arena District.
Among the scheduled guests will be Jason Mewes, Alan Davis, Gary Friedrich, Mike Grell, David Mack, Bob McLeod, Steve Rude, Arthur Suydam, Ethan Van Sciver, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson, (I wonder if they're going to have a Swamp Thing discussion panel?), Dick Ayers and many more.
This year’s MOC will feature a charity auction of items including original artwork by comic book legend John Byrne; a fan film festival sponsored by local comic shop Packrat Comics; a costume contest; a variety of all-new MOC exclusives and merchandise; and more. Bookmark www.midohiocon.com and mark that date (October 4&5) on your calendar.