BatCon 3

Batcon 3 will be heald at the Logansport/Cass County Airport in Logansport, Indiana, on August 17th and 18th, 2019.  To help commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 Batman movie, event, they will be bringing a 1989 Batmobile replica.  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.

For news about guests, panels, and hotels, check out www.thebatcon.com

Racop said over 500 people attended Batcon 2 last year, and he expects more for this convention.

“We will have Batmobile rides this year,” Racop said.  “We’ll have photo ops with both Batmobiles and with the Batcycle, 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, August 17th, are from 10AM-5:30PM.  Hours Sunday, August 18th, are from 12PM-5PM

Adult tickets start at $15 in advance, and childrens tickets start at $10 in advance.  Batmobile rides and photo op packages are available, too.  Tickets purchased after August 12th will be held at will call at the registration table. To learn more about the convention, go to their website at www.thebatcon.com, or call their shop at 574-722-3237.  You can pre-order your tickets at: www.thebatcon.com/tickets

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)!

To learn more about the convention, go to their website at www.thebatcon.com, or call their shop at 574-722-3237.  You can pre-order your tickets at: www.thebatcon.com/tickets

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, August 17th at 3PM, and one for children on Sunday, August 18th also at 3PM.

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 get into the comic book business, 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!

As an added bonus, the Mary Max Cinema theater in Logansport, Indiana will be showing the blockbuster movie from 1989 starring Michael Keaton…for free!  You heard that right.  FREE!  Saturday, August 17th, at 8:30PM.

To learn more about the convention, go to their website at www.thebatcon.com, or call their shop at 574-722-3237.  You can pre-order your tickets at: www.thebatcon.com/tickets