Brent Trayce Sands started Impound Comics with a vision to expand its universe and put Sacramento on the map.

The Impound Comics Universe will kick off its first-ever comic book convention with special guests Walter Jones, Halley Kim, Dwayne Cameron and more.

At a convention called “Comicverse Convention” on Sunday, Sands invites people of all ages to step out in their favorite cosplay and enjoy different comic book vendors.

It will take place at the Grand Ballroom at 1215 J Street. The event is from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be opportunities to purchase merchandise as featured sellers will offer comics, toys, games, sci-fi, anime, manga, costumes, artwork, sketches and clothes.

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the invited celebrities, who will address the participants during a panel.

At the Comicverse convention, Sands plans to promote a trailer for Impound, a film he is developing. It plans to release a trailer the following day, February 28, on Kickstarter.

The convention was originally scheduled to take place in December but was postponed.

Now Sands is saying “it’s finally time” because the one-day convention is here and should precede the release of her trailer.

“People have always complained that sacramentans don’t support each other,” Sands said. “I really believe that’s when the narrative will be proven wrong when the trailer drops.”

A portion of the proceeds from the trailer release and the Comicverse convention will go towards the production of the film.

Impound Comics is a Sacramento-inspired comic book series founded in 2020.

For tickets to the Comicverse convention, visit the registration website.

Marcus D. Smith covers black communities for The Sacramento Bee. Marcus is an alumnus of Texas Southern University in Houston. Marcus grew up in Sacramento and is thrilled to be back home after his passion for journalism.