Comic convention is making the Bangor Mall its new home

The Bangor Comic & Toy Con will permanently take over two storefronts in the Bangor

The Bangor Comic & Toy Con will permanently take over two storefronts in the Bangor Mall later this year, after hosting its first convention in more than two years at the mall earlier this month.

The mall, which hosted the convention Oct. 1-3, will be the site of Bangor Comic & Toy Con’s new headquarters, in the storefronts that formerly housed clothing store Rue 21 and a US Cellular store. Those storefronts are located in the wing of the mall that formerly housed Sears.

Organizer and convention co-owner Will Hesketh said he plans to host vendor showcases, signings, food vendors, live podcasts, arts events and other programming in the two new spaces. While much of the programming will be geared toward the pop cultural theme that is the focus of the convention, organizers also plan to rent the spaces out to people who want to host their own events, like pop-up shops for independent vendors.

Comic convention is making the Bangor Mall its new home