View Full Version : [comics] Come say hi at Fanaticon (May 15 in Asheville, NC)

05-10-2010, 07:26 AM
I'm hoping this becomes an annual show geographically between HeroesCon and DragonCon. Surprisingly South Carolina hasn't developed a show of this size, and for a first-time effort, this show is developing into a big wingding.

How big? It made me get off the couch and make two minicomics:



The WHAM comic features a last page where readers can draw the comic. Then they can submit the page electronically (or in person) to me for uploading to an online monster gallery page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/heygregory/sets/72157624015006220/).

It's my first time manning a table alone. Yikes!

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FANATICON boasts a full schedule of programming, including panel discussions, costumes, games, live musical performances and more! Over 60 artists and vendors will be on hand, promising an amazing opportunity to interact with Asheville's independent comic book creators, as well as shop for comics, graphic novels and collectibles. Headlining the event is acclaimed Marvel Comics artist Butch Guice.

FANATICON will take place from 10:00AM – 5:00PM on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Asheville Art Museum. Admission is free. See the schedule of events and learn more about the artists and exhibitors attending at www.FANATICON.org (http://www.fanaticon.org/main/).

05-13-2010, 09:56 AM
Local Coverage (http://www.boldlife.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A14260)

More Local coverage: (http://www.mountainx.com/ae/2010/051210a_non-geeks_guide_to_fanaticon)


Jim T.
05-13-2010, 10:00 AM
I'll be waving from Pennsylvania :)
Good luck!

05-14-2010, 05:50 AM
Newspaper coverage (http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010305140018)

“For a first-year effort, this is a big show, and that befits Asheville,” said Gregory Dickens, a comic book artist from Brevard who is one of the more than 60 artists and vendors slated to participate. His titles include “Focus,” “We're Having a Monster” and “The Sleep Book.”

“If you're going to do it, it needs to be big. Brash, even. This is an unabashed celebration of pop culture and comics, and the distinction between those is rapidly vanishing.”

if you're in the Asheville area, this is gonna be a family friendly party. Bring your kids. The first 100 get free comics.