After years as a one-day event, the Virginia Comic-Con rolled out their first two-day show over the November 21-22, 2009 in Richmond, Virginia.
Show officials told Scoop that advance ticket sales alone had surpassed the attendance at their previous shows, and the crowd on Saturday mor than backed that up. Many areas fans commented that it was the first comic convention they had ever attended, while regular attendees of the one-day shows were surprpised by the scope of the guests and panel discussions. Admission was $10, but sudents, children, active duty military and press were admitted free of change, as were those in full costume.
The Guest of Honor was Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), and he was joined by (in alphabetical order) Steve Bird (Blue Beetle), Reilly Brown (Cable), James Callahan (Strange Detective Tales), Jim Califiore (Exiles), Chris Claremont (X-Men), Steve Conley (Astounding Space Thrills), Chuck Dixon (Birds of Prey), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Michael Golden (Micronauts), Randy Green (Witchbalde), Rick Ketchum (Runaways), James Kuhoric (Army of Darkness), Adam Lucas (Goldilock), Mark McKenna (Exiles), Mike McKone (Fantastic Four), Dan Parent (Archie), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Kevin Sharpe (G.I. Joe), Brian Shearer (Gravyboy),Louis Small, Jr. (Vampirella), Andy Smith (Red Sonja), Rick Spears (Teenagers from Mars), Billy Tucci (Sgt. Rock), J.C. Vaughn (24),Eric Wolfe-Hanson (G.I. Joe), and Kelly Yates (Doctor Who).
Scoop phototrapher Michael A. Solof attended the show and brought back these images.