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Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival [tweet this] Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival website LVcomicbookfest on Twitter Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Facebook

Nov 1st 2014 • Clark County Library • Las Vegas , NV 89119 collectibles , comics , cosplay , costume , craft , doctor who , feminist , film , free , geek , music , star wars , writing , zombie ,

It’s baaaaack! The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival returns for its lucky 7th year with a day chock full of activities celebrating comic book culture, including panel discussions, workshops, a vendor marketplace, Artist Alley, food trucks, kids’ crafts & face painting, live music, film screenings and more! This year’s guest line-up includes Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!), Chris Staros (Top Shelf Productions), Russell Lissau (The Batman Strikes!), Spencer Brinkerhoff III (StudioB3), the Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Ben Saunders, Nick Mamatas (Viz Media), Brian & Kristy Miller (Hi-Fi Colour Design), Kirby Krackle and many more.

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