What is O Comic Con? When is O Comic Con 2017?

It’s a true indie expo-style comics and pop culture convention now in its third year of operation. O Comic Con will be held July 7th, 8th, and 9th 2017 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA.

What are your event hours?

Friday, July 7th: 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, July 8th: 9 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, July 9th: 9 AM – 5 PM

Who’s going to be there?

You, hopefully. Check out our guests page for confirmed guests for 2017. We will be adding and announcing media guests, comics guests, and cosplay guests throughout the year.

What is an expo-style comic con?

Picture a large, cavernous space. No, not an actual cavern. Now, picture rows and rows of tables filled with vendors, artists, comics writers, exhibitors, and media guests signing autographs and taking photos. No, they don’t have spelunking gear. Or headlamps. I never should have said “cavernous.”

What does it mean to have an indie convention?

This event was founded and bootstrapped by just a few people with a desire to invest in the Metro-area fan community. O Comic Con is not one of many events run by a single company: it is our only event, and our goal is to make it a fun place for families of all stripes to celebrate superheroes, sci fi, fantasy, and all things geeky.

Why is this Omaha Comic Con thing in Council Bluffs? Council Bluffs and Omaha are VERY different places. Don’t you know that Omaha is Han Solo and Council Bluffs is Jar Jar Binks? Like, Omaha is Gryffindor and Council Bluffs is Hufflepuff. Omaha is Mewtwo, and Council Bluffs is a Rattata you caught in your own yard, y’know?

Do you need a hug? Are you okay?

Seriously, though, the Mid-America Center (1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA 51501) is a fantastic venue. Parking is free and convenient, and there are ample concessions areas and restroom facilities. Simply put, there’s no better place for a laid-back event with lots of amenities.

How do I buy tickets for O Comic Con?

We encourage the purchase of advance tickets. Advance tickets to O Comic Con are cheaper than door tickets, and they make great gifts, too! All of our advance ticket sales are through Brown Paper Tickets, a fair-trade ticketing company that guarantees the safety of your transaction. BPT can mail paper tickets, email tickets for you to print at home, or send the tickets right to your phone. Purchase advance tickets here. (The link will take you to the Brown Paper Tickets site).

Are advance ticket purchases refundable?

Yes, they are. If you need to refund your ticket for any reason, simply contact us and we will be glad to take care of it for you.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my children?

Kids 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. They do not need tickets. Simply show up with your child, and they will receive a wristband for admittance at the same time you get yours.

 Are you accepting applications for volunteers for O Comic Con?

We are currently recruiting volunteers for O Comic Con 2017. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit our volunteers site.