Mid-Ohio-Con promoter Roger Price has announced that, after 27 years, he’s retiring and looking for a new owner for the Columbus, Ohio, convention.
Price made the announcement this morning in a mass email:
(An open letter from Roger Price concerning Mid-Ohio-Con)
After 27 years, I must regrettably announce that the time has come for me to retire as the promoter of Mid-Ohio-Con.
The difficult decision to take this action is based solely on personal reasons, including a desire to pursue several new professional opportunities.
The show itself remains viable, and it is my sincere desire that Mid-Ohio-Con will continue under new ownership. To that end, R.A.P. Promotions will entertain offers from seriously interested parties starting immediately. Those wishing to obtain additional information and submit an offer are asked to first contact me in writing either via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at PO Box 3831, Mansfield, Ohio 44907.
Since creating Mid-Ohio-Con in 1980, I have had the unique opportunity to watch a small, local gathering of comic book fans and collectors grow into one of the most popular events of its kind in America. During that time I have been blessed with more wonderful life experiences and treasured friendships than I could have ever imagined.
Special thanks must go to my inner circle of family and friends who have given so much to support me and Mid-Ohio-Con. The success and popularity of Mid-Ohio-Con is a testament to all of you.
My sincere thanks to all of the retailers, exhibitors, industry professionals and media personalities who have participated in and supported Mid-Ohio-Con over the years. It has been an honor to work with every one of you.
Finally, to all the thousands of fans and collectors who have become such an important part of the Mid-Ohio-Con family, thank you for allowing me the privilege of entertaining you over the years. I hope we will see each other again in the very near future.
Roger A. Price
Mid-Ohio-Con, held the weekend after Thanksgiving, moved in 2006 to the Columbus Convention Center from its longtime home at the Hilton Columbus Hotel.