Posts Tagged ‘conventions’

GLBT science fiction convention coming to Twin Cities

The 20th anniversary of Gaylaxicon just happened this past weekend in the Washington DC area, so it’s only a year until the convention comes to the Twin Cities for the first time. I’ve never been to one, but some friends of mine go every year, and for the TC event, they’ve talked me into helping out with it. We’re getting authors Margaret Weis, Andy Mangels and Lawrence Schimel in, as well as local out gay wrestler and Scooby-Doo comics writer, Terrance “The Spider-Baby” Griep as the guests of honor, as well as many local writers and artists. It’s going to be at the Saint Louis Park Doubletree on October 9th through 11th, 2009.

Today is the last day for early registration, so if you register for the convention today, you can save a few bucks. With which you can buy more beer. Doesn’t that sound like a great idea?

FallCon comic book convention

Speaking of jewelry, I bet you could pick up a Wonder Woman pin, or a Superman belt buckle at FallCon, the annual two-day comic book convention put on by the Midwest Comic Book Association. This year is the 20th anniversary, so it’s being moved from its regular digs in the Education Building to the Grandstand. There are going to be more guests and more vendors, so hopefully I’ll get even more deals this time. If you can stand to wait six months, those comics that would cost you three bucks when they’re brand new, usually drop to a buck at the convention.

I’m particularly excited this year, because one of the guests is Don Rosa. That name may not mean a lot to most people, but he’s the current writer and artist behind the majority of the Disney Duck comics, like Uncle Scrooge. He’ll be doing a panel on Sunday:

1PM to 2PM: THE MAN, THE MYTH & THE DUCK – DON ROSA – A rare opportunity to meet one of the most accomplished & definitive Disney Duck artists of all time! A casual Ducky discussion with Don Rosa. A creative genius and also a fairly decent guy!

Really looking forward to the convention this year!

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