MoCCA Fest Announces Programming, Reserved Ticket Plan

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MoCCA Fest is two weeks away, so the programming is now available for Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6.

New this year is a reservation ticket system for two showcase events, since space is limited. If you want to see “Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse in Conversation” or “Art Spiegelman and Joost Swarte in Conversation” (each 90 minutes), you need to reserve a free ticket on the website, “with any remaining seating to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.” Smart idea.

Charlie Brown parade balloon

(I know it’s difficult to put a panel schedule together, what with planning a comprehensive set of events and getting commitments from participants, but I do wish shows would make event lists available more than two weeks before a show. I had to book plane tickets a month out to keep them affordable, and I would have made different plans if the information was available, since there’s a panel on Sunday I would have really liked to have seen.)

Also now available is a huge list of exhibitors as well as a very special guest: the Charlie Brown balloon from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! It will be flying inside the show’s Armory location. What an odd and interesting idea! It’s always neat to see an indy-focused show make sure to include events to attract all ages.

One event I will be sure to attend is the annual women-only Drink and Draw Like a Lady party, Friday night. It’s an inspiring event! That site also has a gallery of past invites, featuring some dynamite art by some great artists.

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