So. I don’t really go to comic cons any more. They were fun back in the day, but spending hours and days hauling boxes of comics and sweating at tables in poorly ventilated halls loose their allure after a while.
This year I have been swayed to venture out and attend two cons. (So far. I may be convinced to attend more.)
First is C2E2 here in my hometown of Chicago. Lots of good buzz around this new con, so here’s hoping it’s a good one! I will be there pretty much all day Friday (maybe Saturday, I’m not sure yet). No table, but if you see me wandering about, feel free to say hello.
But you will be able to find me for sure at one point: I will be on a panel – Chicago Gays in Comics – on Friday evening.
Friday 4/16/2010 Chicago E351 6:45 PM 7:45 PM
Chicagoland-area LGBT comics writers, illustrators, and scholars
discuss depictions of sexuality and gender in their own work and
comics in general as well as the dilemmas of serving a niche market
and/or trying to appeal to a “crossover mainstream” audience.
Panelists include Dale Lazarov, Kris Dresen, Saro Spice, Joe Palmer,
and Tony Breed. Moderated by Steve Disme.
Sounds fascinating, no? Come join us for some lively wit and wisdom.
Then in August I head north to Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Indie Xpo. I will be sharing a table with Barbara Schulz (she draws pretty!) and I will have limited copies of my recent books, some of the older stuff, and something brand-spanking new. So be sure to stop by and see what’s happening.
Any other con suggestions? Other than the usual suspects?