Weekly Convention Digest #6 - Week of 4/9/17
Welcome to Conosaurus' weekly convention digest!
Through these emails, we hope to keep you up to date on upcoming conventions and zine fests, open exhibitor and volunteer applications, award deadlines, general convention news, and more. Much of this information is pulled from the database of our soon to be released website, Conosaurus. We will continue these emails after the site is live for those who like text-based reminders!
If you have any convention information that you'd like to see in our next newsletter, feel free to tweet at us, or email us at email@example.com.
So without further ado, here's what we have to report this week --
✨ Monday April 17th, will be the release of Conosaurus' convention database! ✨
This is the first roll out of several features to aid exhibitors in their convention planning. For more information on what is covered in this release and what is planned for the future, click here
** Signifies new entries since last week's newsletter **
Upcoming Events This Month:
- 4/14 - 4/16: Supercon Retro - Miami, FL
- 4/14 - 4/16: Indiana Comic Con - Indianapolis, IN
- 4/16: Newark Zine Fest - Newark, DE
- 4/21 - 4/23: El Paso Comic Con - El Paso, TX
- 4/21 - 4/23: Cape Comic Con - Cape Girardeau, MO
- 4/21 - 4/23: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo - Chicago, IL
- 4/22: "Cripping" The Comic Con - Syracuse, NY
- 4/23: Daytona Beach Comic Convention - Daytona Beach, FL
- 4/23: Williamsport Comic-Con - Williamsport, PA
- 4/27 - 4/30: Calgary Expo - Calgary, AB
- 4/28 - 4/30: Yellow City Comic Con - Amarillo, TX
- 4/28 - 4/30: South Texas Comic Con - McAllen, TX
- 4/28 - 4/30: Planet Comicon - Kansas City, MO
- 4/29 - 4/30: East Coast Comicon - Secaucus, NJ
- 4/29 - 4/30: FantastiCon - Lansing, MI
- 4/29: Malone Comic Con - Malone, NY
- ** 5/5 - 5/7: Wizard World Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN **
- ** 5/6 - 5/7: Hudson Valley Comic Con - Poughkeepsie, NY **
- ** 5/6 - 5/7: Fan Expo Regina - Regina, SK **
- ** 5/6 - 5/7: Saratoga Comic Con - Saratoga Springs, NY **
- ** 5/7: Asheville Zine Fest - Asheville, NC **
- 4/29: Malone Comic Con - Malone, NY
- 5/25 - 5/28: Phoenix Comicon - Phoenix, AZ
- 5/13: Chattanooga Zine Fest - Chattanooga, TN - Apply by April 13
- ** 5/13: Comic Con Revolution - Ontario, CA **
- 5/14: Vancouver Comicon - Vancouver, BC - Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
- 5/20: East LA Comic Con - Los Angeles, CA
- ** 6/10 - 6/11: ComiCONN - Mashantucket, CT **
- 6/17: Bay Area Queer Zine Fest - Oakland, CA
- ** 6/17: Feminist Zine Fest Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA **
- 6/24 - 6/25: ID1OT FEST - Mountain View, CA
- 7/15: DC Zinefest - Washington, DC
- 7/15: Great Lakes Comic Expo - Washington, MI
- 8/24 - 8/27: Vermont Comic Con - Burlington, VT
- 9/9: Kentucky Fried Zine Fest - Lexington, KY
- 9/15 - 9/17: Atlanti-Con - Corner Brook, CA - Apply by August 31
- 9/16 - 9/17: Granite State Comicon - Manchester, NH
- ** 9/21 - 9/23: Salt Lake Comic Con - Salt Lake City, UT **
- 9/30 - 10/1: GeekGirlCon - Seattle, WA - Apply by April 30
- 10/5 - 10/8: New York Comic Con - New York, NY - Apply by June 16
- ** 10/21 - 10/22: Central City Comic Con - Yakima, WA **
- ** 10/28: New Haven Zine Fest - Hamden, CT **
- 5/5 - 5/6: Chicago Zine Fest - Chicago, IL - To apply, email email@example.com with the word "volunteer" in the subject line.
- 5/13 - 5/14: The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) - Toronto, ON - Apply by 4/15
- 5/19 - 5/20: Vancouver Comic Arts Festival (VanCAF) - Vancouver, BC
- 6/11: Kids Con - Nashua, NH
- 6/16 - 6/18: Awesome Con - Washington, DC
- ** 6/23 - 6/25: Fanboy Expo - Knoxville, TN **
- 6/24 - 6/25: MASSive Con - Worcester, MA
- ** 8/19 - 8/20: Flame Con - Brooklyn, NY **
- 9/8 - 9/10: Rose City Comic Con - Portland, OR
- ** 9/22 - 9/24: Cincinnati Comic Expo - Cincinnati, OH **
- 9/30 - 10/01: GeekGirlCon - Seattle, WA
- 5/12 - 5/14: Comicpalooza is currently taking panel submissions. - Houston, TX
- 6/11: Kids Con New England is looking for help to run family friendly workshops and panels! If interested, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with your panel or workshop ideas. - Nashua, NH
- 7/7 - 7/9: Indy PopCon is looking for panel or workshop ideas. - Indianapolis, IN - Submit your panel ideas here. - Apply by 5/1
- 7/28 - 7/30: ConBravo! is looking for volunteers to run or participate in panels. Apply here.
- 8/19 - 8/20: Flame Con is currently taking proposals for panels. - Brooklyn, NY - Apply by May 15
- ** 9/15 - 9/17: Atlanti-Con is looking for panelists, presenters, and workshop ideas! **
- 9/22 - 9/24: Cincinnati Comic Expo's workshop and panel submissions are open! - Cincinnati, OH - Apply by June 16
- 9/30 - 10/1: GeekGirlCon is taking submissions for panels, workshops, events, and moderators. - Seattle, WA - Apply here by April 30th.
- GeekGirlCon has open staff positions (non-paid, volunteer) in Operations and Programming. Apply here.
- DC Zinefest is offering a new grant to help elevate the voices of people that are often marginalized in the zine community. Eight grants will be awarded and each winner receives $50 and a quarter table at the fest. For more details on this grant, click here. | Apply to DC Zinefest here.
- Short Run's DASH Grant application is now open! The winner receives $250 to complete and premiere their comic at the festival, mentorship by a special guest, access and instruction by local screenprint shop Fogland Studios, a free half table at the festival, and a spot in their annual gallery show. Apply here.
- The Small Press Expo's Ignatz Awards are now taking submissions until May 31st! The publishing date of the books must be between June 1 of the previous ballot year and May 31 of the current ballot year. Click here for more info.
- Illustrator, Missy Peña, made a Convention Spending Tracker template via. Google Sheets! Perfect to keep track of your expenses. Check it out here.
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