NC Comicon: Bull City 2018 is North Carolina’s premier celebration of comics and creative storytelling. NC Comicon is returning to the Durham Convention Center this November 9th, 10th, and 11th, featuring Gerard Way, Jeff Lemire, Becky Cloonan and many other world-renowned creators! Locally owned and operated, NC Comicon organizers can’t wait to show off what’s under the hood of their 9th annual event. Downtown Durham will once again be packed with epic and unique fan-favorite pop culture activities, parties, concerts, film festivals, swag and collectibles! But wait, there’s more!

This year’s NC Comicon: Bull City is excited to announce the following exclusives for our convention super fans:

  • Three (3) convention-exclusive covers for Dark Horse Comics’ upcoming The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion Series
  • V.I.P. Ticket Packages

Dark Horse Comics has partnered with NC Comicon: Bull City to produce these gorgeous limited-edition, convention-exclusive covers for the first issue of The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion. Also, appearing alongside Dark Horse in Durham will be the book’s amazingly talented cover artists Becky Cloonan, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Matteo Scalera! Signed copies will be available for sale as part of the V.I.P. Ticket Package, via convention merchandise locations during the event (while supplies last), and most importantly, as part of the Magic Wheelchair Reveal event, where a portion of the proceeds from each & every exclusive NCC/Umbrella Academy cover will go directly to Magic Wheelchair.

Beyond the unique opportunity to obtain convention-exclusive covers of The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion, NC Comicon: Bull City has brought back and expanded the ever-popular V.I.P. Ticket Package option for the most dedicated of comics fans! This year’s package is bursting at the seams with exclusive swag, access, and so much more for only $250:

  • Admission for all three (3) Days
  • All THREE (3) exclusive limited edition The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1 covers, signed by artists Becky Cloonan, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Matteo Scalera (One of the three covers will also feature a signature by Gerard Way!)
  • I.P. exclusive Q&A Panel Discussion with Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Matteo Scalera (Saturday Only)
  • Priority seating for ALL panels, workshops, and film screenings
  • Admission and Priority Access to the Guardians of the Gala Saturday Night after-party
  • Exclusive NCC 2018 Art Print, Signed by Artist Shawn Crystal
  • $20 Voucher for NCC Merchandise Table
  • Admission to the Sunday Cosplay Showcase
  • 8 movie passes for the ComiQuest film festival

So don’t miss out on the all-new unique exhibits, exciting panels, informative workshops, and of course new all-encompassing comic book and pop culture overload experience! We once again welcome the finest vendors in comic books, toys, and collectibles, along with a plethora of top publishers and phenomenal comic book creators from the North Carolina and around the world. All of this, plus our massive fan-favorite Cosplay Contest and the ComiQuest Film Festival! To learn more and plan your North Carolina Comicon: Bull City 2018 adventure visit us at, on Facebook, on Twitter, and Instagram! Get your tickets today and we’ll see you at the Durham Convention Center November 9-11!

MEDIA POC: Chris Poirier NC Comicon Media/Communications Director