Frederick Comic Con

Brothers Jeff Poffenberger, left, and Ryan Simons leaf through Deadpool and Silver Surfer comic books for sale at Frederick Comic Con.

As you exit the mysterious cave you come to a crossroads with a signpost pointing out several paths to different events in front of you:

  • Comic book conventions with local artists, comics for sale and cosplay fun
  • Annual sci-fi convention with celebrity guests and special effects make up demonstrations
  • A bed and breakfast offering a Dungeons & Dragons role playing experience
  • Local comic book shops with frequent guests and special events

Which path do you choose?

In Frederick County, the choice could be "all of the above.”

Comic Con

Twice each year, once in the winter and again in the summer, the Frederick Comic Con rolls into the 8,000 square-foot ballroom space at the Clarion Inn Event Center at 5400 Holiday Dr. Featuring plenty of local and regional artists, comic book vendors, toys, trading cards and an inviting venue to dress up as your favorite fictional character, the convention is a must for true believers and pop culture enthusiasts everywhere.

For additional information on the Frederick Comic Con, including up-to-date admission prices and/or changes to the schedule or venue, please visit the event organizer's website:

StarQuest Convention

Similarly, the fifth annual StarQuest Convention will take place from July 27 through July 28 at the Hampton by Hilton at 5311 Buckeystown Pike for the more science fiction-minded fanatics. This year's convention will feature appearances by two celebrity guest actors from the Star Trek: Voyager television series.

Additional information regarding the annual StarQuest Convention can be found at:

Brainstorm Comics

Brainstorm Comics, at 54 East Patrick St., is the hot spot for comic books in downtown Frederick, while Beyond Comics has a location at 5632 Buckeystown Pike with plenty to offer local and visiting superhero fans.

Visit for more information.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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