Dave and Adam’s Card World was founded in 1991 when two friends opened a small card store in Buffalo, NY. Dave and Adam’s passion for trading cards & collectibles has helped grow the company to what it is today.
In 2013 we added comics books to our collectible offerings and a small team started attending comic cons across the US buying & selling Gold & Silver age comic books. In 2016 we launched the first Nickel City Con hoping to bring the best of what we saw at other comic book conventions to Buffalo, NY.
Since that first event in 2016 we’ve tried to bring the best in comic creators, pop-culture stars, movies, gaming and cosplay to our home in Buffalo. Our past guests have included Hulk Hogan, William Shatner, Richard Dreyfuss, Sean Astin, Neal Adams, Bob Layton, Ric Flair, Sam Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Nichelle Nichols, Joe Montana, Thurman Thomas, Joe Jusko, Francis Manapul, Kevin Nash, Lou Ferrigno and that’s just a sampling of the over 120 celebrities and comic creators we’ve brought to Buffalo for Nickel City Con in our first 4 years.
In 2017 we started screening films with Flash Gordon and Sam Jones at the North Park Theatre. The venue proved to be the perfect way for fans and stars to interact and enjoy the movies we all love. We added more screenings in 2018, including a screening of Jaws with an unforgettable appearance by Richard Dreyfuss. We also added Horror Fest in 2018 and expanding our screenings to include multiple horror films at Dipson Amherst with the help of Thursday Night Terrors!
Since our goal is to make NCC not just a great comic con but also one of the best events in Buffalo we’re incredibly proud that Nickel City Con won a 2018 Buffalo Spree Best of WNY award for Best Indoor Event (that’s the photo up top- lots of smiles!).
In 2019 we added to our growing list of wrestling talent with NWO stars Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Eric Bischoff; had an epic horror lineup including the stars of An American Werewolf in London, Candyman, and the Chuckie, Friday the 13th, and Halloween franchises; and highlighted our artist alley with appearances by Joe Jusko and Francis Manapul.
We’re hoping to make 2020 the best Nickel City Con yet. Stayed tuned to our website and social media as we continue to add guests and the incredible vendors who help make our show floor so interesting, fun & diverse. Looking forward to seeing you all again- or for the first time- this year at NCC20!
Director-Nickel City Con