Thursday, December 17, 2009

Spokane Comicon 2010 Update #1

Hello Fans of the Spokane Comicon! The Holidays are upon us as is the New Year. That being said it won't be long until it's Comic con season again. Now I present to you all with a nice big virtual bow our first 2010 update.

First off let's cover the basics for those of you that don't already know.

4th Annual Spokane Comicon
Next show: Saturday May 22, 2010

Location: Spokane Community College Bld 6 Lair
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Now let's get into some news for 2010!

Special Guests:
Dustin Weaver (Guest artist) Born in Alaska, Dustin moved to Portland in 2006. He’s worked on a whole bunch of prestigious comics projects including Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, King Kong, Indiana Jones, and Jodi Picoult’s NYT best selling novel The Tenth Circle. Hot off doing the covers for the X-Men mini series Nation X, Dustin is hard at work on the upcoming Marvel series SHIELD due out in April 2010. You can watch an exclusive clip about it from Attack of the Show

Eric Trautmann (Guest Writer) Eric Trautmann is a comic book writer, editor, and graphic designer. Eric recently completed writing chores on the six-issue DC Comics miniseries, JSA Vs. Kobra: Engines of Faith (illustrated by Don Kramer and Michael Babinski). The series launched on June 10th, 2009. The final issue of the miniseries hits store shelves on November 11th.

Ongoing work for DC Comics includes writing the new adventures of the classic "Red Circle" / MLJ hero, The Shield, and on November 11th, 2009, Eric teams up with long-time collaborator Greg Rucka as co-writer of Action Comics (starting with issue #883).

Matthew Southworth (Guest Artist) is the acclaimed artist from the hot new sold out series "Stumptown" from Oni Press.

Matthew's other work includes work for DC Comics Infinity Inc and Images Comics Savage Dragon.

Comic Book DB link

Charlie Schmidt is a local graphic artist who's arguably most famous for his "Keyboard Cat" video on Youtube that has turned into an international phenomenon. Charlie and his cat Fatso have been seen everywhere from The Colbert Report, CNN, and Attack of the Show to name a few. You can read Charlie's impressive bio here

Spokane's own LARS BROWN is making his amazing fourth appearance at our con is the creator/writer/artist of the Oni Press series North World. He's contributed stories to the anthologies small town/BIG CITY and also PopGun. He also has created the webcomics Diamond of Khandai, Cloud Story and Acorn War. You can check out more of Lars work on his page

2010 Sponsors:
In addition to the return of DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics I am very excited to announce the addition of ONI PRESS as a new 2010 sponsor.

Another new Sponsor and returning guests will be the 501st Garrison Titan! I am so excited to have them back after a one year absence. The 501st will be on hand to take pictures and force choke any unruly fanboys.

In addition to Craig and the Comic Book shop sponsoring Best Adult and Child Costume Contest categories, the 501st will offer a cool prize pack for a (TBD) 3rd category for the Costume Contest. Because we had so many great costumes last year we will have more categories for people to win in 2010. More details coming soon.

The one issue we had last year which was both good and bad was that it was crazy crowded at SFCC. Thanks to Spokane Community College's ASB President and Mega Comic book fan Mike Watson and his Sasquad Comic Book Club they have helped bring our 2010 show to his much larger house. The goal moving the con to the SCC will help us give all vendors, artists, guests and attendees the room they deserve soak in the con comfortably.

2010 Dealer/Artist Contracts are now available. I mention this because last year we sold of tables for the first time almost 6 weeks before showtime. As a result a waiting list was created. I've revised the contract and now have it available for download straight off of our website. You can click on either the Dealer tab or Artist Alley tab to view it. I am also encouraged to see that some of you are thinking ahead and I've already filled a dozen tables so don't hesitate.

Finally, take a look at our website, facebook and twitter for further details.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Holiday season where ever you call home. I look forward to sending you all our second update come mid to late January with more details about Special Guests, programming, gaming, etc.