Count-I-Con focuses on creators, not celebrities. 1

I just wanted to address a common issue that gets brought up to me. Attendees (or potential, future attendees) often ask us about including celebrity guests such as actors, WWF stars, reality TV people, professional athletes, and pop-culture/Twitter personalities in our show. Count-I-Con is an event that celebrates creators of art. Although it can be […]

Philo Barnhart - illustrator for Disney

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Lake Count-I-Con 2015: 700% bigger; still $5.

It may be no surprise to all the friends, family, and fans that went to our first event back in June, but we are set to come back in 2015. How could we not!? So much fun! An amazing turn out!! I already can’t wait!!!! Lake Count-I-Con 2015 will be held at the Lake County […]

WOW!! (Life after the 1st Lake Count-I-Con) 5

Lake Count-I-Con was a success. We clicked in more than 2,000 unique visitors and managed to cover all of our expenses, with a little left over to go towards the next event and buy pizza for the staff. Here is a few notes about the event: It had it’s bumps. The costume contest did not […]



This weekend! (Survival guide) 3

  Hey hey hey! Lake Count-I-Con is this weekend! We want to make sure you are ready to go!! These tips will help make sure your experience is wonderful!   1) Parking: There is parking at the Civic Center. There is also a free parking lot at the Metra station, about a block East of […]

Lake Count-I-Con Shirts!

Woooooooah baby!! WE GOT SHIRTS!!! MerchPapa & PopVault (awesome vintage toy dealers) are super proud to release this awesome tee for the 2014 Count-i-con on June 28-29 in Round Lake, IL! Featuring official artwork by none other than Ashley Marie Witter(Interview With The Vampire, Squarriors), this full color version is available exclusively as a pre-order here on MerchPapa! A single […]


Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day!

Join the crew of Lake Count-I-Con for Free Comic Book Day at Jay’s Comics in Grayslake, Illinois! Meet Ashley Witter, illustrator of Interview with the Vampire, Wolf Gift, Bloodthirsty, Scorch, and Squarriors! Get your picture taken with your favorite super heroes! And get Free comic books!! May 3rd starting at 10am    

See you at C2E2!

Ash will be in Artist’s Alley with the mega talented, Ashley Witter for this weekend’s C2E2 event! Table N17!! Hot!! We will have collector’s flyers on hand! Stop by and get some stuff signed by Ashley!!    


First guests announced!

Count-I-Con is THRILLED to announce our first (of many) special guests. Head over to the Guests Page to see who’s coming!!