- Posted by Johanna on October 11, 2009 at 2:50 pm
- Category: Meta
As this year’s convention season ends, I’m already looking forward to next year’s shows. Here’s what I’m planning on attending:
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Chicago, April 16-18, 2010. Reed Exhibitions spins off its successful New York show into a Midwestern location. I love an excuse to visit that area of the country — we usually tack on some time to return to KC’s home state of Wisconsin as well — and spring seems a lovely time to do so.
MOCCA, New York City, April 10-11, 2010. I was looking forward to returning to this celebration of art comics, but it may be too close to C2E2 to make it feasible. On the other hand, I may be able to do a flying visit again, just one day. Yet I’d like to experience more of the city next time. Decisions, decisions.
Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC, no date yet, but likely to be June/July. My favorite show, due to its reasonable size — lots of guests, but not overcrowded — the affordable price of its location, and the great mix of superhero and indy creators.
Small Press Expo, Bethesda, MD, no date yet, likely September/October. A local trip for me, and a wonderful way to sample all kinds of up-and-coming and art comics.
New York Comic Con, New York City, October 8-10, 2010. It combines with the New York Anime Festival this year, making for yet more to do in the East Coast’s biggest comic show. It’s also the only chance I have to see manga publishers, who are mostly headquartered in California yet come to this show.
I was considering San Diego, but five shows seem like plenty, and it’s so expensive to go coast-to-coast for a week. On the other hand, if anyone wants to hire experienced booth help for a reasonable fee for SDCC, I’m available.
What shows are you planning to go to?