2008

2008

February 24: Kansas City Fan Convention’s Comic & Toy Convention #14 is held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas. The featured guest is Jeremy Haun. Independent filmmaker S. Jason Cole was also at the event, filming footage.

March 9: Hurley Con is held at the Jack Lawton Webb Convention Center in Joplin, MO. Guests include Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Tony Moore, B. Clay Moore, Jeremy Haun, Dennis Hopeless, and Kevin Mellon.

April 5-6: Planet Comicon is held at the Overland Park International Trade Center. Guests included David Finch, Kurt Busiek, and Angel Medina. Media guests include Star Wars’ Kenny Baker, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig, and scream queen Brinke Stevens.

April 14: Scalped, written by Jason Aaron, is nominated for an Eisner Award in the category Best New Series.

May 18: The 2008 Free State FreeCon is held on the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence, Kansas. Advertised guests include Grant Bond, Chris Grine, Hector Casanova, Harold Sipe, Alexander Grecian, Steven Sanders, Tom Avery, Dale Martin, and Rob Klotz.

June 22: KC Fan Con Comic & Toy Mini-Con #16 is held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas.

August 3: KC Fan Con Comic & Toy Mini-Con #17 is held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas. The featured guests are Hector Casanova, Harold Sipe, and Nathan Fox.

September 20-21: Mo-Kan Comics Conspiracy is held at the BTC Convention Hall in Kansas City, MO. The special guests are the creative team of Groo the Wanderer: Sergio Aragones, Mark Evanier, Stan Sakai, and Tom Luth.

November 16: KC Fan Con Comic & Toy Mini-Con #18 is held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas. The featured guest is Grant Bond.

November 21: Editorial cartoonist Lee Judge leaves his staff position with the Kansas City Star, the victim of a third round of lay offs that affected 49 other staff employees.

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