Uncanny Comic Expo

August 28, 2021
10AM-6PM

Grand Casino Hotel & Resort
777 Grand Casino Blvd.
Shawnee, OK 74804

    March 7, 2020

    10am-6pm

    FireLake Arena / Shawnee, OK

    Join us for Shawnee's premier family-friendly comic book and pop culture convention featuring comics, cosplay, gaming, and more.


    Visitor Info

    When
    March 7, 2020 (10am-6pm)

    Where
    FireLake Arena
    18145 Old Rangeline Rd
    Shawnee, OK 74801


    Recommended Lodging
    We have worked with Hampton Inn Shawnee to provide discounted room rates of $109/night. Please click below to book your room.

    Vendors

    VendorBooth
    OK Ghostbusters (A1, A2)A1
    OK Ghostbusters (A1, A2)A2
    The LeagueA3
    Nerd AlertA4
    Jedi OKCA5
    Rebel LegionA6
    Mandalorian MercsA7
    501st Legion (A8, A9)A8
    501st Legion (A8, A9)A9
    Sky Marshals (A10, A11)A10
    Sky Marshals (A10, A11)A11
    Finer Arts OklahomaA12
    Mimic Rae CosplayA13
    BFG CosplayA14
    Stellae CosplayA15
    Rene and Tony CosplayA16
    Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow ManB1
    Ghostbusters Ecto 1 VehicleB2
    Star Wars Speeder BikeB3
    Resident Evil Umbrella Corporation VehicleB4
    7 Fathoms EntertainmentB5
    Funny Figs LLCB6
    J. O. YoungC1
    Red Dog PressC2
    Roger ColbyC3
    Tabi SlickC4
    Traci Ison SchaferC5
    The Bobcat (D1, D2)D1
    The Bobcat (D1, D2)D2
    E. Danger! WrightD3
    Adam ConklinD4
    Ink Aftertaste (artist)D5
    Studio 4 PhotographyD6
    2i ComicsD7
    Deann Stone DesignsD8
    Deann Stone DesignsD9
    Valen LaRaeD10
    Los Herman’s PerezE1
    SaBasse StudiosE2
    Nutmeg & Mint ArtE3
    Art by MGE4
    Equinox ComicsE5
    Cute ’n’ DeadlyF1
    Jesse Bussey ArtF2
    Otter Paws ArtF3
    NeondoppelF4
    Alexandra Brodt IllustrationF5
    Kburg’s ShopF6
    Trinkkits by NikkiF7
    Artistic Temperament Designs (G1, G2)G1
    Artistic Temperament Designs (G1, G2)G2
    Street Candy Official LLCG3
    Alan FernandesH1
    C. Andrew NelsonH2
    CBCS ComicsH3
    Georges Jeanty (H4, H5)H4
    Georges Jeanty (H4, H5)H5
    Lone Star Comics/MyComicShop.comH6
    Jerry BennettH7
    Red Dirt DnDH8
    Makes Scents with BayleeI1
    All Day Comics & Collectibles (I2-I5)I2
    All Day Comics & Collectibles (I2-I5)I3
    All Day Comics & Collectibles (I2-I5)I4
    All Day Comics & Collectibles (I2-I5)I5
    Choosing Joy CreationsI6
    Beans and ShampooI7
    Usborne Books and MoreI8
    Mike Page ComicsI9
    Crutchfield Comics (J1, J2, J5, J6)J1
    Crutchfield Comics (J1, J2, J5, J6)J2
    Crafty Sasha’s CreationsJ3
    Fan FortressJ4
    Crutchfield Comics (J1, J2, J5, J6)J5
    Crutchfield Comics (J1, J2, J5, J6)J6
    Mike’s MarvelsK1
    RedDirt3DK2
    The Pittstop Comic ShopK3
    Ghoulactic Collectibles (K4, K5)K4
    Ghoulactic Collectibles (K4, K5)K5
    Pop CULTure EmpireK6
    Boomer Comics (L1, L6)L1
    Wolf Bullock StudiosL2
    Loni’s Handmade Keychains & More (L3, L4)L3
    Loni’s Handmade Keychains & More (L3, L4)L4
    Masterwork ComicsL5
    Boomer Comics (L1, L6)L6
    Deadlift Collectibles (M1, M2)M1
    Deadlift Collectibles (M1, M2)M2
    Sew NerdyM3
    Empire Sites Back (M4, M5)M4
    Empire Sites Back (M4, M5)M5
    Peppermint Rose ShopM6
    Casey’s Toys N FiguresM7
    Keymaster CosplayM8
    Dilly Dolls and MoreM9
    Warehouse RoyGBivM10
    Archerfire Comics (N1, N2, N8)N1
    Archerfire Comics (N1, N2, N8)N2
    Handmade by DarN3
    Denton Comics (N4, N5)N4
    Denton Comics (N4, N5)N5
    Unique Store by LynnN6
    Brockus ArtWorks and CreationsN7
    Archerfire Comics (N1, N2, N8)N8
    JC’s Comic Book Lounge (O1, O8)O1
    Brittani’s Loom LoungeO2
    LooP Comics & CollectiblesO3
    Ever Be CrystalsO4
    Kendal’s CollectiblesO5
    Patterson’s Toys (O6, O7)O6
    Patterson’s Toys (O6, O7)O7
    JC’s Comic Book Lounge (O1, O8)O8
    Twisted Dog Leather and Chainmail (I1, I2)P1
    Twisted Dog Leather and Chainmail (I1, I2)P2
    Nana MarchaeP3
    Koop’s Comics (P4, P5)P4
    Koop’s Comics (P4, P5)P5
    Dallion Turley Comics (P6, P7)P6
    Dallion Turley Comics (P6, P7)P7
    Terry French and James Davis ComicsP8
    In the Flesh ComicsQ1
    In the Flesh ComicsQ2
    HillcompanyQ3
    Madness ComicsQ4
    Little Prince CreationsQ5
    Cute Japan JunctionQ6
    Casey Parks ComicsQ7
    SnazzucollectR1
    Squirrel’s Nest GamingR2
    Esty Way GamingR3
    Inky Paw Prints StudioR4
    D&C BooksR5
    ComicCon CollectionsS1
    Nerd SwagS2

    Vendor Info

    One of the highlights of Uncanny Comic Expo is our exhibitor floor! We had around 2000 people in attendance during the 2019 show, and expect to grow for 2020!

    We are now accepting vendor, artist/creator, and cosplayer applications! Secure a booth space through our online payment options or send us a check.

    We will be happy to reserve a specific space once payment is received, on a first come-first served basis. Make sure to send us a completed application either via email or mail it to us.


    The Venue
    FireLake Arena is the best facility in the region for Uncanny Comic Expo! The featured exhibitor floor features over 100 vendor, artist/creator, and cosplayer tables, and a main stage for the costume contest and panels. We also have two VIP rooms available, as well as corridor space.

    This year we will also be utilizing space outside for special events and food trucks. We also will have live, superhero/fantasy themed music playing up in the arena seats!

    Become A Sponsor

    Sponsors allow us to take our show from great to spectacular! Click below to download our sponsor info pack or to become a sponsor.

    Contact

    Please use the form below to get in touch with us.

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    Get Invovled

    Volunteer slots are full for the 2020 show! Please try again next year!

    Events

    While attending Uncanny Comic Expo, you'll be able to participate in and experience dozens of activities, competitions, performances, and more. Please click one of the options below to learn more.

    Costume Contest

    Our popular costume contests are returning! We will have 4 categories:
    Kids (0-12)Teens (13-17)Adults (18+)Master Class (for the pros!)
    1st Place in each category will win $50, with runner up prizes as well!

    Pre-registration is required and will be at the Nerd Alert table at Uncanny Comic Expo from 11am-2pm Saturday, August 28th. Spots are limited, so register early!

    The costume catwalk will take place on the mainstage at 4pm and the judging will begin at 4:30, featuring fantastic guest judges, courtesy of Nerd Alert!

    Costume Contest Judges

    Click below to learn about each judge.

    Fan Film Competition

    Announcing the first Uncanny Comic Expo Fan Film Competition! Please
    share to get the word out!
    The competition is open to anyone who wants to create a fan film, and
    will be judged in 2 age categories: Youth (18 and under) and Adult (19
    and up). Create a family-friendly film that celebrates your nerd culture.

    Films are due August 10, with the top 12 announced on August 13. Our
    top 12 films will be screened on August 27 at 6:30pm at the Grand
    Casino Hotel & Resort. Winners from each category will go home with
    some great prizes and there will also be a viewer's choice award! The
    film festival is an add-on ticketed event for only $2.00/person. Tickets are only available at the door the night of the event. Read the guidelines below and click on the entry form to read the
    complete list of rules.

    Guidelines
    All films should be family friendly (PG rating) and should not include nudity, swearing, or excessive violence.Films should be no more than 5 minutes in length and should be related to our nerd culture theme (comic book, gaming, fantasy, etc.)Films may be live action, stop motion, or animated. Examples include using action figures or building bricks to do stop motion, filming a story using superhero costumes, making a cartoon with paper or on a computer; the possibilities for creativity are endless!For submissions in the youth category; the director, writer, camera person and editor must be 18 years of age or younger. The actors may be of any age. Adults may assist the crew in advisory/educational roles only.Films must be completed and entry forms received by August 10, 2021 11:59pm.
    Participants that are chosen to move on to the screening event will be notified by August 13, 2021. No more than 12 films will be chosen for the screening event on August 27, 2021 at 6:30pm.

    Participants chosen for the screening event will receive one free ticket for the event. Additional tickets may be purchased for $2.00/person at the door that evening.

    How To Enter
    All entrants must complete the form and accept the rules of the competition. Click below to submit your film. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Dungeons and Dragons Tournament

    Uncanny Comic Expo presents: The GAUNTLET! A Dungeons and Dragons tournament using the 5th edition (5e) rule system.

    Saturday, August 28th from 1:30-3:30p.m. in the DnD Room.

    6 teams of 5 players each will compete against the dungeon, each other, and the clock to complete the Gauntlet while accumulating as many points as possible.

    The team with the most points will win the tournament and gain the Prize! Winning players will each receive their own set of unique metal dice!

    Cost of the tournament is $15 per player (+$1.50 service charge) if signing up online and $20 at the door.

    There are only 30 spots available so sign up early!

    Each participant will receive an exclusive badge and Uncanny Comic Expo lanyard!

    Player sheets will be provided.

    Players must be 13 years of age or older.

    Admission to Uncanny Comic Expo is required and not included in tournament price.

    Pokémon Trading Card Game Tournament

    You wanna be the very best? Bring your deck for a Pokemon tournament!

    The tournament begins at 1:30pm Saturday, August 28th in the TCG Games Room and will last until the final player stands.

    General Information
    There is a $10 entry feeAdmission to Uncanny Comic Expo is separate and requiredThe tournament will be single elimination, bracket styleMaximum 30 players so sign up early (online or at the Uncanny Admin table)We will be using Expanded rules formatPre-built decks will also be available for purchase at the Uncanny Merch table
    Prizes
    Prizes get bigger with the more players that sign up!

    20-30 players: 1st Place- Sealed Pokemon Booster Box of 36 packs; 2nd Place- Venusaur VMax Battle Box; 3rd Place- Venusaur V Battle Deck10-19 players: 1st Place- Venusaur VMax Battle Box; 2nd Place- Venusaur V Battle Deck; 3rd Place- 3 sealed packs of Pokémon cards4-9 players: 1st Place- Venusaur V Battle Deck; 2nd Place- 3 sealed packs of Pokémon cards

    Student Art Competition

    This year we are hosting a student art competition to promote the Fine Arts in our schools! We have 4 different categories from pre-k to college age, with prizes for each! Download the entry form, rules, and coloring sheet below.

    Silent Auction

    The Uncanny Comic Expo’s mission is to promote community unity, provide family-friendly entertainment, and support the Fine Arts through a celebration of nerd culture. One way we support the Fine Arts is by hosting a silent auction each year and donating the proceeds to area programs.

    In our last two years we have raised almost $2,000 for choir, band, drama, and art programs. If you would like your program to be considered to receive a donation from our silent auction, submit the completed form by Friday, August 6. Notifications will be made on Monday, August 9. To be eligible you must teach at a public school in the state of Oklahoma.

    Contests & Giveaways

    Student Art Competition
    This year we are starting a student art competition to promote the Fine Arts in out schools! We have 4 different categories from pre-k to college age, with prizes for each! Download the entry form and rules below.


    Costume Contest for Kids and Adults
    Our popular costume contests are returning! We will have 3 categories: Kids (0-12), Teens (13-17), and Adults (18+), with prizes for each! Sign up at Uncanny Comic Expo (spots are limited, so register early!)


    Giveaways
    We have a TON of giveaways this year! Simply register for free at the ShawneeEvents.com booth for your chance to win one of dozens of prizes from our vendors and sponsors, including a graded Amazing Spider-Man #238 signed by Stan Lee.

    Panels

    We have some great panels lined up:

    Good Trash: How to go from reading a genre to writing it, with Joshua UnruhMake it Yours, with Kyros Cosplay and Honor LycheeBoku No Hero Q&A and Trivia, with Princess Pineapple CosplayChildren’s Storytime, with Corrine WilliamsPainting Believable Characters, with Joshua Brunet

    Performances

    The OBU Bison Jazz Orchestra will be playing nerd-themed music at the opening of the show! You won’t want to miss the big band playing these great hits!

    Erik Stephen, one of our VIP Guests, will be performing nerd-culture related Hip-hop!

    Activities

    Bell St. Retro Arcade
    Bell St. Retro Arcade will be bringing some vintage arcade machines for guests to play, and all for free! Check them out in the corridor!


    Remnant Tactical Laser Tag
    Remnant Tactical will be hosting laser tag games with their state of the art equipment outside on the SW corner of the Arena! (Extra fee).


    Celebrity Vehicles
    Celebrity vehicles can be found outside the arena. See some of your favorite nerd-themed vehicles!


    Silent Auction
    Each year Uncanny Comic Expo holds a silent auction to benefit a fine arts program at an area school. This year, we are proud to sponsor Bethel High School Art!

    Items in the auction are donated by our amazing vendors, artists, and sponsors. Last year items ranged from a 3D printed Flash helmet to an Amazing Spider-Man #300 comic!


    Gaming
    PvE is hosting the following in the South VIP room:

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament ($10, streamed on Twitch and the JUMBOTRON!), a meet and greet with Oklahoma PR players PvE|CannonRed (Jigglypuff) and PvE|Ben (Shulk)8 man Win-A-Box pods for Dragonball Super, Yugioh, MTG and Pokemon. ($10)Small retro game area and other consoles for free play and more
    The North VIP room is hosted by Uncanny Comic Expo, and features:

    Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers league for all skill levels (including those new to DnD!)Paint and Take miniatures with Dice Addiction Games and More ($5)Game demos by Dice Addiction and Dennis McDonald

    Guests

    Uncanny Comic Expo provides a unique opportunity to meet some of your favorite artists and writes. Also, there will be multiple photo ops with cosplay characters.

    Artists are available during all show hours (minus breaks) for autographs. CGC and CBCS witnesses are available by request. See individual artists for pricing and requests for commissions.

    Michael Golden

    Michael Golden
    Artist for Marvel, DC and more, Co-creator of Rogue, Bucky O’Hare

    Ben Dunn

    Ben Dunn
    Artist for Ninja Academy, Warrior Nun

    Jerry Bennett

    Jerry Bennett
    Artist for Lucasfilm, Marvel, Saban

    Jerry Bennett

    Joshua S. Brunet
    Artist

    Natasha Alterici

    Natasha Alterici
    Artist/Writer for Heathen, Gotham Academy: Yearbook

    Cosplay Guests

    Click on a guest's name to learn more.

    Cora Jet

    Cora Jet

    Honor Lychee

    Honor Lychee

    Kyros Cosplay

    Kyros Cosplay

    Princess PineApple

    Princess PineApple

    Plan Your Visit

    When and Where
    August 28, 2021 (10am-6pm)

    Grand Casino Hotel & Resort
    777 Grand Casino Blvd.
    Shawnee, OK 74804


    Mobile App
    The Gather Events App includes our complete show schedule, maps, and more! Download it now and search Uncanny Comic Expo for the best experience!


    Maps & Floor Plans
    Click on each map to load larger view.


    Recommended Lodging
    We have partnered with several area hotels to offer special rates to Uncanny Comic Expo patrons and exhibitors!

    Grand Hotel - For the most convenient stay, book a room at the Grand and stay onsite! Use code UNCANNY21 for $109/night online or by phone.
    Right down I-40 at Harrison Rd in Shawnee are a few more options. Call them and mention you are with Uncanny Comic Expo for the following rates:

    Hampton Inn (1 king or 2 queen beds for $104/night) Use this link.

    LaQuinta Inn & Suites $89/night

    Baymont Inn & Suites $89/night

    Fairfield Inn & Suites $119/night

    Download App

    The Gather Events App includes our complete show schedule, maps, and more! Download it now and search Uncanny Comic Expo for the best experience!

    Contests

    Student Art Competition
    This year we are starting a student art competition to promote the Fine Arts in out schools! We have 4 different categories from pre-k to college age, with prizes for each! Download the entry form and rules below.


    Costume Contest for Kids and Adults
    Our popular costume contests are returning! We will have a kid category (up to age 17) and an adult category (ages 18 and up) with prizes for each! Sign up at Uncanny Comic Expo (spots are limited, so register early!)


    Gaming Competitions
    PVE is hosting our Video Game and Trading Card Game tournaments this year! We will be posting more information on details soon!


    Giveaways
    We have a TON of giveaways this year! Simply register for free at the ShawneeEvents.com booth for your chance to win one of dozens of prizes from our vendors and sponsors, including a graded comic book signed by Stan Lee!

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