Welcome to Monday, everybody, and yet another installment of what's going on behind the scenes while we gear up for year two.
Are you a Kansas City area comic creator with at least one full-length comic book under your belt? If so, be sure to register for your free table here. If not, then maybe you know someone else who fits the bill. Make sure to inform them that we've got their backs.
The staff of Kansas City Comic Con believes it's important to not only support area creators, but to help showcase their talents in front of a larger audience. If you'd like to be included in this group, it's time to get to work. Deadline for free table space is the last day of June.
With that out of the way, here come the questions.
WHEN WILL WE GET THE FIRST WAVE OF GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS?
Expect to see the first guest announcements later this week. At this time, we have nearly eighty (80) creator guests confirmed as well as the first round of media guests. We think you'll be happy to see fan favorites from our inaugural year alongside brand new talent.
WHEN WILL VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS OPEN?
Soon. Our core staff will be growing in 2016 with several fresh new faces to help us out. We will also be directly contacting the best and brightest of our volunteers from this year.
WHAT ABOUT PRESS APPLICATIONS?
Similar timeframe. We'll make a formal announcement when they're available.
WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS REGARDING ARTIST JAKE BOOKER?
Long-time readers of our state of the union posts will remember that Jake was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma shortly before our show this year, preventing him from attending.
I'm happy to say that the two pictures below show the progress Jake's made over just the last few months. (Those black spots are tumors.)
That having been said, Jake and his family can still use your support. If you'd like to contribute, you can find all the information here.
And while you've got your wallet out...
WHEN WILL THE NEWLY-FORMED PROJECT-NERD PUBLISHING PUT OUT THEIR FIRST ORIGINAL PUBLICATION?
Barrens (from writer CW Cooke and artist Bryan Timmins) is currently being crowd-funded, with an expected debut happening next March. You can watch the video, find out more about the series, and secure your copy alongside some great incentives here.
Not only that, but we can practically guarantee you'll be able to meet both creators next August.
As always, questions and concerns can go in the box below, or feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to watch this space this week for our first guest announcements for Kansas City Comic Con 2016!