The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

May 17-18, 2014

San Jose Convention Center

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Ogopogo Press Launch Comic Company

May 13, 2014

Ogopogo Press is an online comic company formed by Matt Hebb, Jason Worthington, and Gerrad McConnell to create comics that they wanted to tell. Debuting their first anthology series "Tales From the Public Domain" at Big Wow 2014, the company will be creating comics across a broad range of genres in the coming years.

Charlie Adlard will Zombify You at Art Auction

May 10, 2014

Incredible opportunities to own a Charlie Adlard sketch with you as a Zombie, and also a separate auction for a Walking Dead DPS!

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Magic the Gathering at Big Wow Comic Fest!

May 9, 2014

Forgotten Path Games will be running Magic the Gathering tournaments throughout the weekend in the gaming section of the Big Wow Comic Fest exhibit hall!


Splash Page Comic Art - Big Wow Comic Fest Convention Announcement

May 6, 2014

Splash Page will be setting up with Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Michael Lark and Greg Rucka & Ken Kristensen at the Big Wow Comic Fest in San Jose, CA on May 17 & 18.


Frank Cho Painting and Big WOW's Art Auction

May 6, 2014

Frank Cho will be painting on the Art Stage most of the day on Saturday at Big Wow! ComicFest finishing an Emma Frost painting he started in April!


Steven Skyler to Perform at Big WOW!

May 6, 2014

Steven Skyler - The Gold Ranger on POWER RANGERS SAMURAI - will be performing an acoustic set of his original music at Big WOW! Comic Fest.


Big Wow Expands Table Top Gaming

April 30, 2014

Big Wow is excited to be expanding it’s table top offering this year to include table top and board gaming events.


Back by Popular Demand - the Cast from Creepy KOFY Movie Time

April 9, 2014

Come out and party with your favorite characters from the bay areas best late night horror show!


Bay Area Kaiju expert August Ragone Coming to Big WOW

April 9, 2014

Bay Area Kaiju expert, Rondo-award winning writer, and author of the acclaimed EIJI TSUBURAYA: MASTER OF MONSTERS, August Ragone, will be joining Big WOW!


Famous Monsters' Cover Artist Bob Eggleton is Coming to Big WOW!

April 3, 2014

Hugo-winning fantasy/Sci-Fi and FM Kaiju cover artist Bob Eggleton will be making his first trip to Big WOW! this year as part of the Famous Monsters Pavilion.


KIKAIDA Is Coming to Big WOW! Comicfest!

March 30, 2014

Daisuke Ban, star of Kikaida and Inazuman will attend this year's show!


CreaturesCon Returns to Big WOW! ComicFest This May

March 25, 2014

CreaturesCon, the official Creature Features Convention dedicated to the classic San Francisco Bay Area TV Show, will be part of The Big Wow Comicfest, May 2014 in San Jose.


75 Years of Batman Celebrated at Big WOW! ComicFest

March 24, 2014

Big Wow! Comicfest is proud to present The Batman Museum! Seventy-five years of original art, toys, posters and collectibles of all kinds will be on display for the duration of the show.


Ultraman is Coming to Big WOW!

March 12, 2014

Japanese actor Satoshi “Bin” Furuya will be making a rare appearance in the U.S. to attend this year’s festivities. He is best known for portraying the original Ultraman, where he donned the gray and red uniform on a weekly basis to save the universe from humanity’s greatest foes!


Godzilla To Stomp Big WOW! ComicFest!!

March 10, 2014

Legendary Japanese actor Kenpachiro Satsuma, best known for portraying Godzilla from 1984-1995 (the Heisei era), will be in attendance for this year’s show to share his tales and challenges of portraying the King of Monsters!


Jessica Nigri to Attend Big WOW! ComicFest

January 31, 2014

Jessica Nigri is a world renowned cosplayer, model, entrepreneur, shapeshifter, and gamer. Jessica has been cosplaying since 2009, creating and modeling various costumes from various video games and anime.


New Guests Greg Rucka and Michael Lark

January 30, 2014

Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, co-creators of the hit Image comic LAZARUS, will attend the 2014 Big WOW! ComicFest in San Jose.


Mike Zeck to Attend Big WOW! ComicFest

January 14, 2014

Legendary artist Mike Zeck will be our guest at this years show in San Jose!


Walking Dead Artist Charlie Adlard to Attend Big WOW! ComicFest in 2014

October 22, 2013

We are thrilled to have artist Charlie Adlard be our guest at the 2014 Big WOW! ComicFest!


Artist Mark Brooks Attending Our 2014 Show

October 1, 2013

Today we're thrilled to announce that the talented Mark Brooks will be attending the 2014 Big WOW! ComicFest!


Terry Moore to Attend Big WOW! ComicFest in 2014

September 18, 2013

The creator of arguably one of the most important independent comic books of our time, Strangers in Paradise, to be a guest at next year's Show.


Stan Sakai to attend our 2014 Show!

September 17, 2013

We're thrilled to have Stan Sakai as our guest next year!


Mike Mignola Attending the 2014 Big WOW! ComicFest

August 27, 2013

We're proud to announce that legendary Artist and Creator Mike Mignola will be attending 2014's Big WOW! ComicFest May 17 - 18th.


Thank You for Making 2013's Big WOW! ComicFest the Biggest and Best Show Yet

May 23, 2013

To everyone who attended the show this year, Thank You for making 2013's Big WOW! ComicFest the biggest and best show yet - needless to say, we could not have done it without your support.


Famous Monsters Film Fest


Famous Monsters of Filmland has teamed up with Big Wow to bring you a film fest dedicated to celebrating fun and original movies and screenplays. Click Here for Details!

Ticket Information

Big Wow! ComicFest Door Prices

Adult 1 Day: $25.00
Adult 2 Day: $35.00
Child 1 Day: $15.00
Child 2 Day: $20.00
Child Tickets are for 8-14 yrs old.

CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE.

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Show Dates/Hours

Saturday May 17th
 10am - 6pm
 With After Hours Programming!

Sunday May 18th
 10am - 5pm

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Cultural Diversity in Comics

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Collecting Batman!

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Neko Press- 15 years of Imagination

Billy Martinez - Artist and Publisher of Neko Press will be sharing the down low on all the dirt in the last 15 years of making comics. Billy will also be talking about what it takes to get a publishing house up and running and what obstacles await first time publishers along the way. - Room C


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The Official Aspen Comics Big Wow! Panel 2014

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Top Cow

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The Vanguard of Freedom

Join Steve Perrin for a game set in WWII for the Icons superhero game system. Room for seven players, Pre-generated characters. 


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Open Gaming Begins

 

Open Gaming Begins & Board Game Library Opens