The 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con is this weekend, September 5-7. The show this year is three days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased for individual days, or as a three-day package. This is something I wish Otakon would do, offer single day tickets.
A PDF of the program, including a map of the dealer’s room and a listing of all the panels, can be seen here. Save it to your iPad and you’ll never not know what’s going on or where something is.
I haven’t been to the Baltimore Comic-Con in years, but I remember it being far superior to Wizard World Philly for the Pittsburgh Comic-Con. It’s held in the Baltimore Convention Center, located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area. It’s across the street from Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles play. It’s within easy walking distance of the National Aquarium and all the other Inner Harbor attractions.
The Baltimore Inner Harbor area is a really nice place.
If we go, we will probably be going on Friday. There’s usually a lot fewer people on Fridays, and we have the day off.
In case you were wondering, the Baltimore Comic Con has a pretty comprehensive harassment policy. Unlike just about every other comic book convention, they actually take a stab at defining what harassment is:
Harassment includes, but is not limited to; making unwanted and/or discriminatory advances on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, physical appearance, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state laws, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcomed sexual attention or other verbal or physical conduct of a discriminatory nature, or by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment by engaging in such conduct.
There’s much more information about the harassment policy on the official website. It’s a shame that the Baltimore Comic-Con has to do something like this, but unfortunately, it’s a necessity. Harassment at comic book conventions, like other places humans congregate, is a very real thing.