Here’s our final wrap up on the 2011 Free State Comicon featuring photos, photos, and more photos. It’s been a week now since the event, and here at Kansas City Comics we’ve enjoyed following up with a number of the guests. We’re planning several future features and interviews that started with conversations in Lawrence.
Who did you meet at the show? What treasures did you buy from a dealer or creator? What made this event better than before? What would have made it even greater? Leave a comment at the end of this article to share your thoughts and memories of the 2011 Free State Comicon.
Free Comic Book Day is on the horizon, and Elite Comics of Overland Park is planning a large in-store event with comic book creators, costume characters, and bagpipe players. Elite Comics owner William Binderup says “This party should be epic!”
Free Comic Book Day is an annual event organized by the comic book industry. Comic book stores across America plan special events and give away free new comic books on the first Saturday in May.
Elite Comics’ May 7 event will include costume characters including Supergirl, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Halo soldiers, and Star Wars Stormtroopers.
A phalanx of comic book creators will also appear for an in-store signing.
Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, creators of Sixth Gun
Kevin Mellon, artist of Gearhead and S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity
Cartoonist Arie Monroe of Tornado Alley
Cartoonist Damont Jordan
Brian Fyffe, creator of Zombie Chuck
Alex Grecian, novelist and writer of Image Comics’ Proof
Chris Grine, creator of Chickenhare
Steve Daniels, creator of Frostbite the Snowman and The Dark Hopper
In a unique twist, the St. Andrew Scottish Bagpipe Players will perform an array of music from Star Wars at noon.
Elite Comics is located at 11842 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas. Find them on the web at www.elite-comics.com.