Windy City Comicon Hits Chicago on October 25th
by Newsarama Staff
Date: 06 October 2008 Time: 08:46 AM ET
Windy City Comicon Returns October 25th
Press ReleaseOver a decade ago, Chicago was home to one if the best comic book conventions in the world. To the dismay of thousands of fans, there has not been a proper comic book convention in the city, for far too long. Now Chicago will once again have a Comic Book convention to call its own. On Saturday Oct. 25th, more than fifty comic book professionals, publishers and vendors will be gathered together for the first ever Windy City Comicon. The guest list includes top industry talent like Gene Ha, Don Kramer, Skottie Young, Mike Norton, Jeffrey Brown, Jeff Lemire, Tim Seeley, Will Pfeifer and dozens more. Comic book publishers Avatar Press, Olympian Publishing, Short Pants Press, and Moonstone Books will also exhibit a wide variety of new titles and upcoming projects.
"Diversity and quality is what we were looking for in our guest list. We couldn't be happier on both accounts." commented show co-promoter Brion Salazar. All of the guests are excited to finally have a traditional comic show right here in the city.” Additionally, comic book retailers from around the area will offers thousands of back-issues, collectibles, toys, games, statues and apparel, all at discounted prices. Starting at noon on the day of the show, free seminars will be offered, presented by comic book professionals teaching the craft of creating comics. Tournaments and pick-up games for Magic: The Gathering and HeroClix players, will be offered throughout the day. There is room for over a hundred gamers to match wits and compete for Limited Edition prizes. The Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit organization, will have guest signings and exclusive products with all proceeds going to help veteran creators in need. Also, a special Heroclix tournament option offers a fun and easy way to help The Siegel and Shuster Society's efforts to save the home of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel. The Center on Halsted will be the home for the 2008 Windy City Comicon on Saturday October 25th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. This brand new community center is in the heart of Chicago's North Side, blocks from Wrigley Field. "The Center has everything we were looking for in a venue.” said show co-promoter Christopher Neseman. “Attendees are steps away from an endless variety of eateries, shopping and entertainment when the convention concludes. We’re excited to show why we feel Chicago is the greatest city in the world." Tickets are still available and only $5.00. Free gift packs for the first 500 attendees. To purchase tickets, see a complete list of guests, exhibitors and retailers, or find additional information on the show, visit the Windy City Comicon website at www.windycitycomicon.com.