It’s Wednesday, and I’m still processing everything that went on at the Indy Comic Con this past weekend. The sheer amount of people who showed up was in itself overwhelming enough. I think I spent most of my time trying not to bump into people while still getting a good look at every booth I passed.
Below I’ve listed a few of my personal favorite highlights from Comic Con.
There were a few local Indianapolis businesses and organizations that had booths set up for the convention. Comic Carnival was one, and if you were there and missed it, you can always go check out their store on Keystone Avenue.
The Indianapolis Public Library also had their own booth set up, where they were giving out free goodies like bookmarks, stickers, plastic figurines, and the like. I learned that there’s also an Indianapolis graphic novel club for adults put on through the library. They meet at bars once a month to discuss the book of the month. So if you’re interested, and of drinking age, I’d suggest heading to the nearest library and asking around.
Penguin Knife Fight Improv
By far one of my favorite groups that I followed over the course of the weekend was the improv comedy group Penguin Knife Fight. Each day, they put on an improv comedy show in the vein of Whose Line Is It Anyway. I only saw them perform twice, but they didn’t disappoint. My favorite show of their’s was the night show for adults, which included some foul language and hilarious innuendos.
Penguin Knife Fight also led improv comedy classes throughout the weekend, one for each day. Unfortunately, I ended up missing these, as I was off covering other events and panels going on at the same time. But I’m sure they were great.
Penguin Knife Fight is a nationally touring comedy group from central Florida. you can find out more about them by visiting their Facebook page.
Game of Thrones Merch
And finally, my highlights wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the awesome booth full of GOT replicas and officially licensed props. As a longtime fan of the hit HBO show, seeing the Hound’s Helm and Eddard Stark’s sword Ice in-person was beyond great.
All in all, I’d call Indy Comic Con 2018 a success. It was the first Comic Convention I went to every day, and I had a blast just walking around bumping into cosplayers. If you missed it this year, make sure it’s on your calendar for 2019. Also, if conventions are your thing, keep an eye out for Indy Pop Con coming up in June this year.