Eighth annual Midwest Free State Comicon features Kansas City area writers and artists

FreeCon poster 2013

It’s a big Con weekend in the Midwest with annual shows in Iowa (see our earlier preview today here) and Kansas.  The eighth annual Free State Comicon will be held this Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Lawrence, Kansas.  It will be held in Building #21 of the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 2110 Harper Street where it was located in previous years.  Admission is $5.00.

The event is created by KC Fancon, who used to have the catchy slogan “Get your Freak-on at the Free-con.”  It is well worth the five bucks admission and is a fun event focusing on the Kansas City area comic book scene.  Featured creators at this year’s show include artist Greg Smallwood (Dream Thief), writer/inker Ande Parks (Green Arrow, Antman, Capote in Kansas, Union Station, El Diablo, Kato, Lone Ranger), writer Jai Nitz (Dream Thief, Kato, Silver Star, El Diablo, Tron: Betrayal, Blue Beetle), penciler/writer Steve Lightle (Classic X-Men, Legion of Superheroes, The Flash), and writer Dennis Hopeless (Gearhead, Avengers, The Answer).  Get sketches of your favorite characters from local artists, and chat about and purchase copies of the latest Star Trek novels from Kevin Dilmore and Dayton Ward.

The Free State Comicon is always a fun, casual show, with several comic book and toy vendors, and the opportunity to get some original comic sketches from top comic artists and catch up with industry friends.  It’s a good opportunity to chat with some writers and artists who have several nationally published comic book and other genre works.

Here is the poster for the event with more guests scheduled to appear:

2013 Freecon poster

The most current updates and cancellations can be found at kcfancon.com.

C.J. Bunce

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