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The Midwest Comic Book Association is hosting the 25th Annual FallCon “Comic Book Party” at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday October 5, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in St. Paul, Minnesota, also called the “One Day Wonder.”  Twenty-five shows is a long time for any convention so if you’re in the area this may be a great way to spend up to seven hours tomorrow pouring through more than a half a million comic books for sale and meet more than 135 comic book creators scheduled to attend.

The headliner for this year’s show is comic book writer Mark Waid.  Waid has written more comic book characters than almost any other American comic book author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie and hundreds of others.  His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, Kingdom Come, is one of the best-selling
comics of all time.

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Other popular attendees include Dan Jurgens (New 52 artist, including Green Arrow and Superman and the classic “Death of Superman” storyline), Steve Kurth (New 52 Green Arrow artist, Avengers vs X-Men), Womanthology artists Jess Hickman and Darla Ecklund, Mitch Gerads (2012 Doctor Who Special from IDW Comics), Patrick Gleason (New 52 Batman and Robin), Christopher Jones (Young Justice and Batman Strikes), and Tom Nguyen (Army of Darkness cover artist).

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Many of these comic book creators, in addition to talking to fans, will be drawing commission sketches, as well as selling comics and art.

According to the MCBA, Fallcon is for everyone: “long-term fans as well as newcomers–the party atmosphere of FallCon provides attendees with the chance to celebrate the medium as well as the opportunity to personally interface with comic book artists, inkers & writers. These include working professionals, up-and-comers, independent & alternative voices, beginners, has-beens, never-will-bes, and all types of creative practioners in between… expectation of the unexpected is generally expected… New and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collector dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the fires of common interests, local charities will be benefited, role playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired, and all will be as it should be.”
Tickets available at the door for $8.00 and $1.00 off with a canned food shelf donation.  Kids 9 and under get in free.  Check out the MCBA website for more information.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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