The sixth annual 2011 Free State Comicon will be held this Saturday, September 10th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in Lawrence, Kansas. It will be held in Building #21 of the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 2110 Harper Street in Lawrence, Kansas. Admission is $3.00.
This is the first year the event created by KC Fancon has lost the catchy “Get your Freak-on at the Free-con” since they are now charging admission, but it’s worth the three bucks admission and qualifies as a good midwest event, focusing on the Kansas City area comic book scene. Headliners at this year’s show include Eisner Award winning penciler/inker Kevin Nowlan (Doctor Strange, Moon Knight, Superman vs. Aliens), penciler/inker/writer Ande Parks (Green Arrow, Antman, Capote in Kansas, Union Station, El Diablo, Kato), writer Jai Nitz (Kato, El Diablo, Tron: Betrayal, Blue Beetle), penciler/writer Steve Lightle (Classic X-Men, Legion of Superheroes, The Flash), and writer Seth Peck (Fear Itself: Wolverine, ’76).
The Freecon is always a fun, casual show, with several comic book and toy vendors, and the opportunity to get some affordable original comic sketches from the several artists at the show. It’s a good opportunity to chat with some writers and artists with several nationally published comic book works.
Here is the poster for the event with more guests scheduled to appear: