Vermont Comic Con debuts in Barre this weekend

Now in its fifth year, Vermont Comic Con is making a big change: it’s debuting in Barre for the first time, after it was founded and ran for four years in Burlington’s Hilton. It’ll run this weekend on September 15th and 16th at Barre’s Civic Center.

The con, run by Moulton Conventions, follows the Green Mountain Comic Expo, which has run for the last couple of years in the Civic Center. Speaking with the Times Argus, Jason Moulton notes that he sees the center as the long-term home, and that the central location makes it a bit closer for people coming in from around the state.

This year’s show will feature a variety of comic artists, actors and personalities, as well as a lineup of panel discussions, gaming sessions and a cosplay contest. Tickets are $30 for the weekend, $20 for Saturday or Sunday, while kids under 7 can be admitted for free.