This weekend, Oct 22-23 I’ll be in Memphis for the Memphis Comic Expo. I’ll be there with my partner on Skye Pilot Larry Guidry.
One of the nice things about going to any convention in the Memphis area is that my Mom lives about an hour outside the city, so I can skip hotel costs. Plus it gives me a chance to see my Mom for a bit also.
I’m excited to be going to this show for one simple reason. Most Cons nowdays are only partly comic book related, in fact, the comic book part of them is usually the smallest part. Media guests are what draws the crowds and what cons like to feature. I’m not complaining here, it’s just how it is. But this con is just about only comic creators. From what I’ve seen there are some wrestling guests, but everyone else has their foot solidly in the making of comic books.
George Perez, Peter David, The Hernandez Brothers, Peter Bagge…the list goes on and on. Some really influential names in the history and development of the comic book industry. And some of my favorite creators.
So this will be different for me. Instead of a table set up next to people that have nothing to do with creating comic books I should be among comic book creators. I’m looking forward to seeing how I do at a show like this as opposed to some of the others.
If you’re in the Memphis area you should come check this con out. And stop by and say hi.