A slate of additional comics guests have been confirmed for the Free State Comicon scheduled for September 10th in Lawrence, Kansas. Show promoter Craig Klotz has recently announced six additional creators who will appear.
KC Fan Con #31, originally scheduled for July 10, has been canceled. Promoter Craig Klotz said he is turning his attention to the Free State Comicon slated for September 10.
“There was a dealer shortage, and concern that the 4th of July holiday would suck up a lot of fans’ expendable [dollars],” Klotz wrote on Facebook. “I’m sorry. I’m putting all my energy this summer into planning the Lawrence show, which I expect will be huge.”
Klotz promotes several one-day KC Fan Con events each year. The free conventions are held at an Overland Park hotel banquet room and typically feature one creator guest with a small number of dealers. In addition, he also organizes the annual Free State Comicon in Lawrence, Kansas – a much larger show with multiple guests, more dealers, and paid admission.
The 2011 Free State Comicon is scheduled for September 10th. It will be held in Building #21 of the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 2110 Harper Street in Lawrence, Kansas. According to Klotz, the initial guest list will be announced soon.
The 2010 Free State FreeCon was held in Lawrence KS on Saturday, May 22nd. Bethany Leslie (www.bethanysewandsew.com) shot and edited a terrific video of the event that I’ve embedded below. You can find out about other shows promoted by Craig Klotz and the fine folks at Kansas City Fan Conventions at www.kcfancon.com or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.
You’ll see a lot of people in this energetic video. Some of the familiar faces I spotted include Kevin Mellon, Kyle Strahm, Steven Sanders, Travis Fox, and Steve Daniels. You won’t find me in the video, but my daughter and her boyfriend will wave at you at the 2:58 mark.