Ithaca’s long-running comic and pop-culture convention, ITHACON, will be completely virtual this year. The convention, scheduled for Saturday, April 24, will be held on platforms such as Zoom and Discord. Although online, this will be the 45th year of operation, and the showrunners are planning a variety of experiences, including panels, virtual dealers’ room, movies, cosplay, and activities suited for all ages.
Highlights for this year’s ITHACON include:
● The Lost Stan Lee Tapes: Stan Lee’s 1975 Lecture at Ithaca College
● ITHACON hosts Ross Richie, CEO & Co-founder of BOOM! Studios. Young
entrepreneurs are invited to pick Ross Richie’s brain and share their own ideas and
thoughts with him while gaining advice and constructive feedback.
● Illustrating for Beginners with comics artist Steve Ellis
● Publisher Spotlights with AHOY Comics and Aftershock Comics
● A virtual dealers’ room featuring local retailers and artisans
While these panels and experiences are expected to be the highlight of the online convention, there will be a number of gaming rooms via Discord with multiple different games ranging from social deduction games like Among Us to party games like The Jackbox Party Pack.
Fans are encouraged to visit the ITHACON website, Ithacon.org, for additional details and information about the event. Admission for this online event is free.