The Return of the Rockford Comic Book Convention
After a 3-year hiatus, the Rockford Comic Book Convention is back in town. Comic book enthusiasts from Illinois and the neighboring states are excited to attend the event, which will be held at the VFW Hall on Windsor Road in Loves Park on March 26th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This year, dealers from three states will be on hand to showcase their comic book collections, including items from the golden age to the present, along with related collectibles such as action figures. Admission is free to the public, and dealers will also be buying comics from individuals who no longer want them. If you want more information about the convention, call Alan at 309-657-1599.
Why Attend Small One-Day Comic Shows?
Comic book enthusiasts attend small one-day comic shows for a variety of reasons. Firstly, these shows offer a chance to find unique comic books and related collectibles that are not available elsewhere. Additionally, dealers at these shows offer good deals because it costs them less to set up than at larger conventions. Attending small shows allows buyers to see the comic book before they purchase it, and also ensures that they do not have to pay a high shipping cost for online orders. Furthermore, buyers can purchase as many items as they want without any extra cost of shipping.
Examples of Deals Found at Small One-Day Comic Shows
Some people may be skeptical about finding good deals at small one-day comic shows. However, there have been instances where dealers have sold rare comic books at incredibly low prices. For instance, a dealer sold a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog #1 for only a dollar at the Quad Cities Con in 2007. Toy collectors were thrilled to get some loose Mego action figures for $1 each at the 2006 Daytona Beach show. In January 2006, a dealer sold a copy of the Silver Age Daredevil #4 as well as Silver Age Fantastic Four #19, 24, 34 & 53 for 40 cents each (although they were not in mint condition). In 2004, a St. Louis dealer sold a NM copy of Transformers #80 (of a 4 issue limited series) for 50 cents. At the first Kansas City show in 2001, a dealer sold copies of X-Men #94, Hulk #181, and Amazing Spider-Man #121 for $2.50 each. In September 2012, the Minnesota Convention hosted the infamous Spider-Pig Boy, who sold copies of the Wolverine mini-series for 50 cents each. A couple of weeks later, a dealer in St. Louis sold multiple copies of the same Wolverine mini-series for 50 cents per issue, along with nice silver age comics such as the first issue of the Atom for 50 cents each.
Small one-day comic shows offer a unique opportunity for comic book enthusiasts to find rare comic books and related collectibles at a reasonable price. The Rockford Comic Book Convention is an excellent example of such shows, bringing together dealers from three states under one roof for a day of comic book exploration. The return of the Rockford Comic Book Convention is a welcome event for those in the area and is a reminder of the importance of small one-day comic shows for comic book enthusiasts.