This Week’s Events
Featuring Boston Comic Con!
In a show of total bias this week, I am featuring my local convention!
Held next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22nd, at the Hynes Convention Center, BCC will feature such amazing creators as Stephanie Buscema (who designed the official con shirt! viz. above), Jo Chen, Becky Cloonan, Katie Cook, Renae De Liz, Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, Jill Thompson, Renee Witterstaetter, and Chrissie Zullo.
Artists’ Alley boasts such fine creators at Ming Doyle, Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Liz Prince, Maris Wicks, and Womanthology creators Cathy Leamy and Andrea Agostini!
But wait, there’s more! On Saturday at 1pm there will be a Womanthology Panel featuring Renae De Liz, Ming Doyle, Stacie Ponder, Cat Staggs, Megan Brennan, Ellen Crenshaw, and Ceili Conway, and it will be moderated by Yours Truly!
Friday, April 20
- Portland OR: A Chicks Dig Comics Release Party with Jen Van Meter, Sara Ryan, Erica McGillivray & Rachel Edidin, at Bridge City Comics, from 6 - 9 PM PST.
Friday-Sunday, April 20-22
- Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Comicon, featuring Amanda Becher, Shelley Block, Kaity Dunham, Holly G!, Stephanie Gabborin, Kate Gill, Alissa Magdic, Brittany Michel, and Danielle Alexis St. Pierre. Hermes Press will be featuring their Brenda Starr reprints. At the Monroeville Convention Center
Saturday, April 21
- Athens GA: Fluke Mini-Comics fest at the 40 Watt Club, featuring Allison Barto, Heidi Black, Michele Chidester, Eleanor Davis, Blue Delliquanti, Jeanne Detweiler, Sarah Dill, Catie Donnelly, Emi Gennis, Erin Gladstone, Julie Godwin, Mary Golding, Tara Harris, Rebecca Hilburn, Cassie Hart Kelly, Missy Kulik, Jackie Lewis, Anna Mack, Sally Madden, Cara McGee, Rebecca Mehnert, Audrey Morris, Megan Porch, Jackie Roche, Bridgit Scheide, and Shannon Smith
- London: Comica Comiket: Independent Comics Fair at Bishopsgate Institute, featuring Kristyna Baczynski, Rebecca Burgess, Francesca Cassavetti, Gemma Correll, Isabel Greenberg, Lizz Lunney, Cliodhna Lyons, Hannah Simpson, and Liona Wu
Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22
- Columbus OH: SPACE (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) featuring MariNaomi and Carol Tyler (Saturday only), along with Leslie Anderson, Lara Antal, Crystal Ash, E. J. Barnes, Suzanne Baumann, Pam Bliss, Tressina Bowling, Caitlin Boyle, Rachael Brady, Jeanie Bryan, Diana Busby, Megan Corby Roberts, Marnie Galloway, Melissa Spence Gardner, Tara Helfer, Cara Kennedy, Brenda Kirk, Sara Lindo, Nancy McSwiney, Maryanne Papke, Elaina Porter, Beth Sparks, Kristina Stipetic, Katherine Wirick, and Jessica C. White Debut of the Indie Ladies Comic Anthology, with a panel on Sunday at 1pm! At the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
- LA Times Festival of Books, at the University of Southern California, featuring PLAIN Janes writer Cecil Castellucci, Finder creator Carla Speed McNeil, Hellblazer writer and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo adaptor Denise Mina, and Poseurs writer Deborah Vankin
- Vancouver: Fan Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre, featuring Kathryn Immonen, Pia Guerra, Emily Carroll, Rebecca Dart, Camilla D’Errico, Diana Greenhalgh, Miriam Libicki, Nina Matsumoto, and Marley Zarcone
Monday, April 23