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Nickel City Con coming to Buffalo Convention Center

It might be a ways away, but for pop culture, science fiction, super hero and comic book lovers, the news of a hulking two-day ‘con’ coming to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in August is pretty exciting. The convention’s host and promoter, Dave & Adam’s Card World, will be bringing over 200 artists and vendors into Downtown Buffalo for a show that aims to please. Dave & Adam’s is considered ‘the largest online seller of trading cards in the world.’ Now they’re taking that prestige and rolling it into a convention that will attract the likes of:

  • WWE Legend and 16-time World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair
  • Actor Brett Dalton from the hit TV programs “Agent Carter” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
  • Actor Sean Astin from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Goonies and Rudy
  • Legendary comic book artist Neal Adams
  • Ray Park, the actor and martial artist that portrayed Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1
  • Stars from “Comic Book Men”, “The Walking Dead”, “Game of Thrones” and “Supernatural”

“This is going to be an event that Western New York has never seen before,” said Adam Martin, CEO of Dave & Adam’s Card World. “Nickel City Con will have something for everyone. From families to enthusiasts, and everyone in between, this is going to be an experience you won’t want to miss.”

Dave & Adam’s Card World is proud to announce the inaugural Nickel City Con is coming to Buffalo, New York the weekend of August 13-14, 2016.

Guests are encouraged to dress in cosplay outfits throughout the weekend. A cosplay competition is planned for Sunday. Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) will also be on hand to grade comic books for attendees. 

Buffalo is upping its game in a big way when it comes to entering the comicon/cosplay convention ring. Thanks to a big boost from Dave & Adam’s Card World, Nickel City Con will attract hoards of comic book collectors, fantasy enthusiasts, cosplay characters, and everything in-between. 

Dave & Adam’s Card World | Nickel City Con | August 13-14, 2016 | Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

Tickets are now available on the Nickel City Con website General admission tickets are $15 per day with a special two-day VIP pass for $49.95. VIP admission includes early entry to the show, VIP Swag Bag and a $10 gift certificate to be used towards any celebrity autograph. Discounted single day tickets can be purchased at both Dave & Adam’s retail locations (2217 Sheridan Dr. in Tonawanda and 8075 Sheridan Dr. in Williamsville). General admission hours for Nickel City Con are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14.

Vendor and artist space for Nickel City Con is filling up fast. Anyone interested in exhibiting is encouraged to e-mail or contact John Grimaldi at (716) 970-2833. For more information visit the official Nickel City Con website at, like the show’s official Facebook page and follow on Twitter and Instagram (@NickelCityCon).

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