KC Fan Con cancels July show; focuses on September

2011 Free State Freecon
The 2011 Free State Freecon is scheduled for September 10th in Lawrence, Kansas. Illustration by Greg Smallwood.

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.

Jeremy Haun featured at KC Fan Con this weekend

Jeremy Haun (center) with Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik and president Matt Hawkins.
Jeremy Haun (center) with Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik and president Matt Hawkins.

Fan favorite artist Jeremy Haun will appear at KC Fan Con this weekend. Haun, known recently for his work on DC’s Batman books, has just announced that he will be drawing the third arc of Artifacts, the major event book published by Top Cow.

“It’s been hard to keep quiet about this one,” Haun wrote on his blog. “When we announced that I’d be taking over the Darkness with issue 96 in a little over six months there was this strange gap in my schedule that I just couldn’t talk about. It’s nice to finally be able to let the cat out of the bag.”

Haun will be signing comics and taking sketch commissions at the convention. KC Fan Con will is scheduled for Sunday – February 27, 2011, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Plaza Hotel at I-435 & Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas. Admission is free.

Kyle Strahm is KC FanCon guest

Kyle Strahm illustrationEvent promoter Craig Klotz has announced that artist Kyle Strahm will be the special guest at KC FanCon #27 on Sunday, September 26. The event hours are 10:00 AM  – 4:00 PM, and it is held at the Plaza Hotel at I-435 and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, Kansas.

Kyle Strahm is a Kansas City comics artist known for his work on Clockwork Creature and We Will Bury You. You can follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.