Word of the Nerd attended our first Oak City Comicon in Raleigh, North Carolina this past weekend. With our newest event team member, Phoebe in tow, we braved the wind and rain and made it for a full day in the state capital. In spite of the roller coaster that was the weather, the climate inside the con was warm and friendly. We met a lot of great cosplayers, guests and creators including Afua Richardson, Terrence J. Moore, Bill McKay, Kyle Puttkammer, Dave Dwonch, Moana McAdams, John McAdams III and many more.
The facilities inside the Raleigh Convention Center were amazing. No cramped spaces and plenty of room to walk, peruse the vendors and just hang out. And in all of the cons we’ve attended over the years, we witnessed our first competitive arm wrestling matches, there’s a first for everything. The stage area was pretty massive for an event of this size and was more than ample to hold the crowd for the arm wrestling as well as the cosplay contest results that took place on Sunday.
Cosplayer activity was fairly light during the first few hours but picked up as the day went on and the weather became more hospitable. It was a shame we couldn’t attend the second day to see how the cosplay contest turned out. All-in-all, it was a great event and we had a great time at Oak City Comicon and would like to thank the staff for making it a fantastic experience.
Check out some of the sights from Oak City Comicon in the gallery below and check out our YouTube channel for all of the interviews.