The National Steinbeck Center’s annual celebration of zines, comic books, and pop culture, Salinas Valley Comic Con, returns December 16-18 at the Hartnell College Student Center.
Salinas, CA, November 15, 2016 – The National Steinbeck Center’s annual celebration of zines, comic books, and pop culture, Salinas Valley Comic Con, returns December 16-18 at the Hartnell College Student Center.
Salinas Valley Comic Con begins on Friday, December 16 with a kick off party where vendors, exhibitors, panelists, and guests will have an opportunity to mingle before the convention floor opens on Saturday, December 17. Guests will be treated to over 22 vendors, interesting panel discussions, cosplay contests, and more on December 17 and December 18. Special treats include the popular 501st Legion, a photo spot with custom Salinas Valley Comic Con backdrops, and an exhibit of comic books from UC Santa Cruz’s collection.
Brigget Spicer, a local artist and volunteer coordinator for Salinas Valley Comic Con, stresses the need for programs like SVCC in the Salinas area. “People were just so excited when the Salinas Valley Comic Con came onto the scene.” Spicer said. “ Usually comic conventions happen in larger cities like San Francisco or San Jose. SVCC was happening HERE, in Salinas. I’ve been a vendor at both prior events. I saw families showing up with their kids, all ages cosplay, and local talent being spot-lighted. They all shared an enthusiasm for comics. This is what needs to happen here in our community: people coming together over comics.”
Tickets are available online through EventBrite and range from $5 for a one day children’s ticket to $25 for a two-day pass. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salinas-valley-comic-con-2016-tickets-28343027759#tickets
About the National Steinbeck Center
The National Steinbeck Center opened in 1998 as the only museum in the world solely dedicated to the life, works, and legacy of John Steinbeck. Located in Salinas, California the National Steinbeck Center is situated in the heart of Steinbeck Country and the sites and sounds immortalized in dozens of Steinbeck’s novels.
National Steinbeck Center
Salinas, CA 93901