THANK YOU SMALLVILLE, KANSAS!
And everyone from outside our community who traveled to our town to make the First Annual Smallville ComicCon such
For the second year in a row, the City Council proclaimed Hutchinson would change its name to Smallville, Kansas; this year for two days on June 21-22, 2014.
The first ever Smallville ComicCon was attended by close to 2500 fans. Over 1400 fans signed our guest book with representation from throughout Kansas as well as Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin; even France and Germany.
Media outlets across the nation covered the success of this first year “comic book and pop culture convention;” including the SyFy Channel’s Wil Wheaton Project. Internet searches even identify a fan blog published in France reporting on the event. I am truly speechless to receive this kind of attention around the world for the first year.
I personally appreciate all the exceptional comments regarding the event staff which consisted primarily of my immediate family and our closest friends. All my sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, my mother and aunt, extended in-laws, and our children pitched in to keep activities running. Their long hours and camaraderie contributed to the positive family atmosphere and I cannot be more grateful for their efforts and hard work. This is our commitment, something which will never change in the many years to come. We are a family and will continue to produce a family show. We want everyone to feel as if they are at home in Smallville.
Again, thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Plans are already well underway for next year’s Smallville ComicCon scheduled for the third weekend, June 20-21, 2015, once again on the Kansas State Fairgrounds.
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I look forward to seeing you all again soon!