The Fiberglass Freaks

15 Year Anniversary BatCon

September 22nd and 23rd, 2018 at the Logansport/Cass County Airport, Logansport, Indiana

To celebrate their fifteen years of building 1966 Batmobile replicas, Logansport native Mark Racop and his Fiberglass Freaks will be hosting a comic con at the Logansport/Cass County Airport on September 22nd and 23rd.  To help commemorate the event, they will be bringing the original, screen-used Batcopter to Logansport.  Also on display will be a replica 1966 Batcycle, and a current Fiberglass Freaks 1966 Batmobile replica, as well as Racop’s first Batmobile, built when he was only seventeen-years-old.

Racop said about 400 people attended his ten year reunion Batcon, held at the Logansport, Indiana mall in 2013, and he expects more for this convention.

“The owner of the Batcopter will be selling Batcopter rides.  He can take two at a time in the famous, original helicopter,” Racop said.  “We’ll have photo ops in the Batmobile, Batcycle, and the Batcopter, too.”

“Our convention will draw people from all over the country,” Racop said.  “We’re expecting people from Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Minnesota, and New Jersey, and they’re all coming to Logansport!”

When asked about the reason for his success, Racop answers, “The short answer is a lot of hard work, but the full answer is that I’ve been blessed with a talented and dedicated crew, we work hard to make our cars as accurate as possible, and the license from DC Comics is the icing on the cake, an absolute honor.”

Hours Saturday, September 22nd, are from 10AM-6PM.  Hours Sunday, September 23rd, are from 12PM-5PM

Adult tickets start at $10 in advance, and childrens tickets start at $5 in advance.  Batcopter rides and photo op packages are available, too.  Tickets purchased after September 15 will be held at will call at the registration table. To learn more about the convention or Fiberglass Freaks, go to their website at www.fiberglassfreaks.com, or call their shop at 574-722-3237.  You can pre-order your tickets at the Fiberglass Freaks store at: www.fiberglassfreaks.com

It’s official: The original Batcopter used in the 1966 Batman movie and the 1966 Batman TV series will be on display at our 15 Year Anniversary Comic Con on September 22nd and 23rd, 2018, at the Logansport/Cass County Airport.  Captain Eugene Nock will be offering Batcopter rides!

Buy your tickets now!  You can save money be purchasing your tickets before September 15th, 2018.  Order your tickets HERE.

Also on display will be a 1966 Batmobile replica and Mark Racop’s first 1966 Batmobile replica (built when he was just seventeen-years-old)!

Buy your tickets now!  You can save money be purchasing your tickets before September 15th, 2018.  Order your tickets HERE.

Comic book author Jim Beard is one of our exciting guests.  Jim edited the book Gotham City: 14 Miles.  Comic book dealers, collectible toy dealers, and food vendors round out the fun.

Christina Blanch is no stranger to the comic book world.  She is co-writer with Chris Carr for the comic The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood, and she had over 7000 students sign up for her six week massive open online course (MOOC) on Gender through Comic Books, dubbed SuperMOOC. She also co-owns the comic book shop Alter Ego Comics in Muncie, Indiana.

Andy “Shaggy” Korty is the creator of The Manor, a comic about artists who live in a haunted boarding house.

Mark LeMieux is a freelance artist, actor and director of Platypus Productions.

Sterling Clark’s work can be found in both the Kokomo Tribune and the Kokomo Perspective, the latter features his African-warrior adventure strip entitled, ’Ntombinde: the Girl Who Loves Danger!’

We will  have a costume contest for adults on Saturday, September 22nd at 3PM, and one for children on Sunday, September 23rd also at 3PM.  The costume contest is sponsored by The River, Pizza Hut, Applebees, and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Speaking of costumes, several wonderfully accurate costumes will be on display with Batman memorabilia.

Do you like discussion panels?  Come hear how Fiberglass Freaks got started, how Eugene Nock came to be the owner of the screen-used Batcopter, or why the 1966 Batman TV show still matters 52 years later.

Be sure to bring your appetite!  Dunbar’s Drive In will have Batburgers and Batdogs, Bruno’s will have their award-winning pizza, and Dhings will be serving Thai food.

As an added bonus, the Mary Max Cinema theater in Logansport, Indiana will be showing the animated movie Batman vs. Two Face on the big screen at 8:30PM Saturday, September 22nd…for free!  You heard that right.  Bring the whole family to hear the voices of Adam West, Burt Ward, and William Shatner.  72 minutes.

Buy your tickets now.  You can save money be purchasing your tickets before September 15th, 2018.  Order your tickets HERE.

There will be a free screening of the animated movie “Batman vs. Two Face,” starring Adam West, Burt Ward, and William Shatner, at the Marymax Theater in Logansport, Indiana on Saturday, September 22nd, at 8:30PM.