Big Lick Comic Con returns to the Berglund Center

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – Attention comic book lovers, superhero fans and those who like to travel to faraway places! Big Lick Comic-Con is back on August 6 and 7, and you don’t have to go that far to go on an adventure.

The event will take place at the Berglund Center.

The event has been organized since 2013 by Big Lick Entertainment. Founder, owner and creative director JD Sutphin says this year they’re going even bigger than they’ve ever been.

“We are actually using the entire Colosseum and the entire Special Events Center for the very first time. And what I love the most is that we’re adding all these really cool fun and immersive activities at no extra cost,” said JD Sutphin.

Guests include author Mark Waid, “Futurama” and “Ren & Stimpy’s” Billy West, as well as Karyn Parson of the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which aired from 1990 to 1996.

Organizers say the event is all about coming together.

“I love that my son is six years old, you know, learning to read and enjoying comic books, that he loves to talk about ‘Return of the Jedi’ and Disney Plus,” Sutphin said. “When you share something like that, it’s magic. It really brings people together. There’s something like when you’re – I don’t like watching movies at home as much because I want to be in the theater with everyone, and we cheer each other on and that’s exactly what ComiCon is.

You can learn more about Big Lick Conic Con, including ticket information, by visiting the event website.

Copyright 2022 WDBJ. All rights reserved.

Daniel K. Denny