Cola-Con Releases Schedule of Artists, Panels and Performers for Third Annual Hip-Hop and Comics Con on Oct. 25-26, 2013

October 18, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC – October 2013 – Cola-Con has released its schedule of artists, panels and performers for the annual two-day hip-hop and comics con on Oct. 25-26, 2013 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013:

Congaree Room, Artists:

·       4 p.m. – Going to War to Make Comics with David Axe & Matt Bors of War is Boring and Marine and writer Robert LeHeup of Piensa Art Company

·       5 p.m. – Making Comics with No Money with Shigeharu Kobayashi & John Pading of Princess Calabretta, Chad Bowers, Dre Lopez and Sammy Lopez of Piensa Art Company

Hall of Fame Room, Artists:

·       4 p.m. – Walk This Way: Working with RUN DMC Creators of RUN DMC-inspired comic book, with Damion Scott, Ron Wimberly and Dexter Vines

·       5 p.m. – Blaxploitation & Comics with Sanford Greene of Army of Frogs, Carl Jones of The Boondocks, Ed Piskor of Hip Hop Family Tree, Ron Wimberly of Prince of Cats & Black Dynamite, and Jay Potts

Exhibit Hall Live Music:

·       5:15 – 5:45 p.m.: The Elements

·       6:15 – 7 p.m.: The Secret B-Sides

·       7:15 – 7:45 p.m.: Analog

·       8 p.m.: The Foreign Exchange

·       DJ Prince Ice on the 1s & 2s


Saturday Oct. 26, 2013:

Lexington Room A, Artists:

·       1 p.m. – Carolina’s Finest w/ Marvel Comics’ Steve Epting, Roy Thomas and Sanford Greene

·       3 p.m. – Behind the Beat: Carolina Beat Makers Speak with Midi Marc, Mike S, Mic Beats, Jah Freedom and DJ Ambush

·       4 p.m. – Hip Hop & Comics with Sanford Greene, Afua Richardson, Ed Piskor and Ron Wimberly

·       5 p.m. – Alchemy of a Beat with Midi Marc: producer Midi Marc breaks down the concept of sampling and produces on the spot

Lexington Room B, Artists:

·       4 p.m. – Comics Get Political with David Axe, Matt Bors and Blue Delliquanti

·       5 p.m. – Digital Platforms and Crowd Sourced Comics in the Kickstarter Era with Jeremy Love, Carlton Hargo, Jay Potts and Shigeharu Kobayashi

Exhibit Hall Live Music:

·       5:15 – 5:45 p.m.: Figga 4

·       6 – 6:30 p.m.: SFMG

·       6:45 – 7:15 p.m.: Danny!

·       7:30 – 8:15 p.m.: Rapper Big Pooh

·       8:30 p.m.: Dead Prez

·       DJ Lazy on the 1s & 2s

Tickets for Cola-Con 2013 are $20 for one day and $30 for a two-day pass. Buy tickets online at Tickets will also be for sale at the door. Cola-Con hours are noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is located at 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201. Follow @ColaConSC on Twitter with the #ColaCon hashtag or visit


About Cola-Con

Cola-Con is the only hip-hop and comic book convention in America. Part festival, part con, this two-day confluence of hip-hop and alternative culture features live concerts by top national hip-hop artists, as well as comics vendors from as far as New York, Chicago and Minneapolis. Homegrown in Columbia, S.C., Cola-Con’s goal is to keep it moving with the DIY energy that created hip-hop culture.

Founded in 2011 by Preach Jacobs of Mo’ Betta Soul and Sounds Familiar Records, Cola-Con has hosted performances by Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder, Ghostface Killah from Wu-Tang Clan and Phife from A Tribe Called Quest. The convention also has featured heavy names from the graphic novel industry, from Marvel Comics editors doing portfolio reviews to panel discussions with some of the best animators in the country, including LeSean Thomas, the executive producer of The Boondocks and Black Dynamite Animated Series.