UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The 17th annual ‘Uticon’ – Comic Book Show of Utica will be celebrating the world of comic books & Mohawk Valley pop culture while raising money for the American Cancer Society on October 2nd.

The show is scheduled from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Alumni Center Building. General admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for teenagers & students, and free for anyone 12 and under. All proceeds will be going directly to the American Cancer Society.

Several vendors will also be at the event selling new & old comic books, role-playing games, Pop Funko toys, original art, and pop culture merchandise. Additionally, those in attendance will have the chance to win free door prizes.

The event will feature appearances by over 24 professional and semi-professional comic book artists and writers, as well as several local comic book creators and artists.

Professional artists include Larry Hama (creator & writer of GI Joe); Bob Rozakis (longtime comic writer and creator of Bumblebee from Teen Titans Go!); Marcus Kwame Anderson (Eisnor award-winning artist of the Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History). Local science fiction & fantasy authors include Kyle Lince (author of The Prodigal Outlaw); and G.B. Macrae (author of A Night In the Garden) among others.

For more information and a full list of guests, you can visit the ‘Uticon’ website at www.uticoncomicshow.com or ‘like’ the event’s Facebook page.