MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party (October 2014)

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Convention Name
MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/04/2014
About This Convention
The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) is pleased to announce that the 27th Annual MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party (aka “The One Day Wonder!”) will take place at the Education Building located on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday October 4, 2014. FallCon, one of the premiere comic book events in the midwest with a growing national reputation, is a celebration of the extraordinary marriage between the written word and graphic arts. A fascinating and focused acclaimation of an American born, truly unique, dynamic, ever growing and evolving medium that comic books represent. “FallCon is a 420 minute nexus of all of the things that make the world of comic books so very compelling and relevant!” said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the all volunteer MCBA, “Over the years, FallCon has been built around the concept of developing community and providing opportu nity for all aspects of our growing community to interface in a welcoming and energetic enviroment. The midwest has a long standing reputation of being a breeder reactor for comic creators of all types and given the recent appropriation of cutting edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media, it’s a great spotlight for the wildly diverse aspects of our exponentially growing creative community. Including superstar creators, working professionals, up and comers, Independent & Alternative creators, webcomicers, self-publishers, mini-comic folks, small press, and all creative and format points in between!”Of course no FallCon could possibly be complete without the hucksters! Offering a super gigantic comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks, graphic novels , original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, unexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on into a reasonable approximation of infinity. At FallCon, expectation of the unexpected is generally expected! Costumed characters, hundreds of door prizes, surprise guests, portfolio reviews, attendees of all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, sexes, characters and mundane’s from all walks of life will converge to join the party. A One Day Wonder of pure comic book action! Now is the time and FallCon is the place where there’s something for everyone and everyone is welcome!
Venue Name and Address
MN State Fairgrounds – Education Building
1265 Snelling Ave North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
175
Projected Attendance
5000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Please check the website for a list of over 150 creators!

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MSP Comicon (May 2015)

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Convention Name
MSP COMICON
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/16/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/17/2015
About This Convention
The all volunteer, not-for-for profit Midwest Comic Book Association is pleased and proud to announce that for the 27th consecutive year a celebration of comical proportions will take place here in the Twin Cities. The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) MSP Comicon (The event formally known as SpringCon – We’ve renamed our first born!) is scheduled for May 16 & 17, 2015, 10AM to 5PM both days. SpringCon will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the Grandstand, at 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

The MSP Comicon, is one of the Midwest’s largest celebrations of comic book culture, it is a unique regional nexus of graphic literature and the wildly diverse communities that fuel it, produce it, and and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat inexplicable reputation of producing a disproportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a breeder reactor for new and independent talent, it’s no wonder that FallCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions nationwide amongst the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans.

“The MSP Comicon, a traditional comic book convention with a 21st century bleeding edge, continues to benefit as a result of the regions ever growing home grown comic book creative community, a numerically exploding fan & readership base and ultimately the recent adoption of bleeding edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media” Said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the MCBA “Thematically, the MSP Comicon presents a relaxed, welcoming, interactive atmosphere where all aspects of the diverse worlds of graphic literature congregate, network, debate & discuss and acquire all things related exclusively to comic books and the many sub-cultures these worlds constantly generate, spawn and re-invent.”

An ideal event for seasoned comic book conventioneers, as well as first timers, MSP Comicon is all about celebrating our community, the fun and experience and provides attendees with the opportunity to personally interface with hundreds of comic book artists, inkers & writers. This includes national industry super stars, working professionals, up and comers, independent & alternative voices, beginners, has beens, never will be’s and all creative points in between.

Other goings on include extensive guest creator panels, free portfolio reviews, how to art classes, extensive art show, Arkham Asylum children’s activities, cosplay & costume contest, the super cool MCBA charity garage sale, the prop shop, tons of fan groups, HeroClixs Tounaments, Burl’s traveling RPG, free grab bags, over 1,000 door prizes and much more TBA!

Of course no comic book convention could be complete without hucksters! The MSP Comicon also features a super gynormous comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks, graphic novels, original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, Doctor Who, Godzilla, inexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on to a reasonable approximation of infinity.

Described by one long time attendee as a “graphic literature blender and bake shop” the MCBA Comicon is the place where graphic arts and the written words are equally recognized and a venue where new and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collectors dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the pursuit of common interests, local charities will be benefited, cos playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired and all will be as it should. 840 minutes of pure comic book action! Something for everyone and everyone welcome!

Venue Name and Address
Minnesota State Fairgrounds – Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
250
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Guest list of over 150 Guest Creators to be announced soon!

MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Carnival (May 2013)

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Convention Name
MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Carnival
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/18/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/19/2013
About This Convention
To celebrate 25 years of unswerving and enthusiastic service to the comic book industry, the Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) is pleased to announce that the 25th Anniversary MCBA Comic Carnival will take place May 18 & 19, 2013, 10AM to 5PM both days at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the Grandstand, at 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108.

Expect the unexpected at the 2013 SpringCon Carnival! The clock is ticking and the fuse is burning down to igniting 840 minutes of red hot MCBA comic book action the likes of which this community has never seen!

“SpringCon has evolved into a 840 minute regional nexus of all of the things that make the world of analog and digital comic books so very compelling and relevant!” said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the all volunteer MCBA, “Over the years, SpringCon has been built around the concept of developing an interactive community and providing opportunities for all aspects of our growing community to interface in a welcoming, energetic and encouraging environment and now is the time to try expand our efforts and see where our journey will take us.?

The 25th Anniversary 2013 MCBA Comic Carnival will feature a festive 100,000 square foot atmosphere that will truly acknowledges and celebrates our long standing heritage of welcoming community, reputation for being a breeder reactor for comic creators of all types (Including superstar creators, working professionals, up and comers, Independent & Alternative creators, webcomicers, self-publishers, mini-comic folks, small press, and all creative and format points in between!), having a dynamic and growing fan base, and a huge collection of all sorts of hucksters, lovable and otherwise!

New and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collector dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the fires of common interests, newbies will be welcomed to worlds they never knew existed, local charities will be benefited, role playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired to new heights and all will be as it should. Something for everyone and everyone welcome!

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Venue Name and Address
MN State Fairgrounds – In the Grandstand
1265 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
9000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
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MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party (October 2012)

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Convention Name
MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
10/06/2012
About This Convention
The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) is pleased to announce that the 24th Annual MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party (aka “The One Day Wonder!”) will take place at the Education Building located on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday October 6, 2012. FallCon, one of the premiere comic book events in the midwest with a growing national reputation, is a celebration of the extraordinary marriage between the written word and graphic arts. A fascinating and focused acclaimation of an American born, truly unique, dynamic, ever growing and evolving medium that comic books represent. “FallCon is a 360 minute nexus of all of the things that make the world of comic books so very compelling and relevant!” said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the all volunteer MCBA, “Over the years, FallCon has been built around the concept of developing community and providing opportunity for all aspects of our growing community to interface in a welcoming and energetic enviroment. The midwest has a long standing reputation of being a breeder reactor for comic creators of all types and given the recent appropriation of cutting edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media, it’s a great spotlight for the wildly diverse aspects of our exponentially growing creative community. Including superstar creators, working professionals, up and comers, Independent & Alternative creators, webcomicers, self-publishers, mini-comic folks, small press, and all creative and format points in between!”Of course no FallCon could possibly be complete without the hucksters! Offering a super gigantic comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks , graphic novels, original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, unexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on into a reasonable approximation of infinity. At FallCon, expectation of the unexpected is generally expected! Costumed characters, hundreds of door prizes, surprise guests, portfolio reviews, attendees of all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, sexes, characters and mundane’s from all walks of life will converge to join the party. A One Day Wonder of pure comic book action! Now is the time and FallCon is the place where there’s something for everyone and everyone is welcome!
Venue Name and Address
MN State Fairgrounds – Education Building
1265 Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
5000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming

MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration (May 2012)

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Convention Name
MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date
05/19/2012
End Date
05/20/2012
About This Convention
For the 24th consecutive year, a celebration of epic proportions will take place here in the Twin Cities. The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) SpringCon Comic Book Celebration is scheduled for May 19 & 20, 2012, 10AM to 5PM both days. SpringCon will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the Grandstand, at 1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108 SpringCon is the Midwest’s largest celebration that is all about comic books, all of the time! Focused exclusively on comic books, graphic novels and the galaxy of creators that make them a reality through a variety of means and evolving methods. SpringCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions among the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans. SpringCon presents a energetic, welcoming, interactive atmosphere where all aspects of the diverse worlds of graph ic literature, past, present and future,  congregate, network, debate & discuss and acquire all things related to comic books and the many sub cultures these worlds constantly generate and re-invent.  “FallCon, a traditional comic book convention with a 21st century bleeding edge, continues to benefit as a result of the regions ever growing home grown comic book creative community, a numerically exploding fan & readership base and ultimately the recent adoption of bleeding edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media.” said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the MCBA  “SpringCon truly is a unique showcase. Representing the complete spectrum of comic book creators, SpringCon like the world of comic books, continues to evolve, and has become one of the most beloved events of its type in all of America today. The world of comic books genuinely a place where there is something for everyone and everyone is welcome!” Special events, unusual activities, good old f ashioned comic book action and mayhem will rule the days. Including a comic book art & collectibles show, extensive guest creator Q&A panels, a huge comic book marketplace, portfolio reviews, costume contests and parades, how to sessions, a gigantic comic book marketplace, door prizes, giant grab bags, free creator autographs, and much more. There will be exciting exhibits by local & national publishers, art schools, fan groups, comic book retailers, and the like. All in all, over 225 mainstream, independent & alternative, local/regional and national comic book writers, artists, inkers and publishers will be in attendance! In addition, this years featured charities include the Minnesota Lupus Foundation, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Minnesota Food Shelf. All of the charity efforts will be topped off by a charity art auction on Sunday afternoon with 100% of the proceeds going to the designated charities. The MCBA SpringCon is the largest event of its type in the upper Midwest and is sponsored by the Midwest Comic Book Association an all volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to promoting the world of comic books and all of the creators who make their magic become our reality.
Venue Name and Address
MN State Fairgrounds – Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
7500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party (October 2011)

Convention Name
MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.
Date
10/15/2011
Venue Name and Address
Progress Center – MN State Fairgrounds
1621 Randall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
5000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration (May 2011)

Convention Name
MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration
Convention Website Address
http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.
Start Date
05/21/2011
End Date
05/22/2011
About This Convention
SpringCon, the Midwest’s largest comic book celebration, is a unique regional nexus of graphic literature and the widly diverse communities that fuel it, produce it, and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat inexplicable reputation of producing a disproportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a breeder reactor for new and independent talent, it’s no wonder that SpringCon has become one of the leading comic book conventions nationwide amongst the creative community, dealers and especially amongst the fans. “SpringCon, a traditional comic book convention with a 21st century bleeding edge, continues to benefit as a result of the regions ever growing home grown comic book creative community, a numerically exploding fan & readership base and ultimately the recent adoption of bleeding edge comic book culture by the much larger mainstream media.” Said Nick Postiglione, Co-Director of the MCBA “Thematically, SpringCon presents a relaxed, welcoming, interactive atmosphere where all aspects of the diverse worlds of graphic literature congregate, network, debate & discuss and acquire all things related exclusively to comic books and the many sub-cultures these worlds constantly generate, spawn and re-invent.” An ideal event for seasoned comic book conventioneers, as well as first timers, SpringCon is all about the fun and experience and provides attendees with the opportunity to personally interface with comic book artists, inkers & writers. This includes working professionals, up and comers, independent & alternative voices, beginners, has beens, never will be’s and all creative points in between.Of course no comic book convention could be complete without hucksters! SpringCon also features a super gynormous comic book marketplace with comic book stores and dealers buying, selling and trading all things comic books. There will be literally tons of comic books (Around 500,000 golden age, silver age, bronze age, current and collectible comic books), trade paperbacks, graphic novels, original comic book art, manga, action figures, statues, Star Wars & Trek, inexplicable trinkets, collectibles and the list goes on to a reasonable approximation of infinity. Described by one long time attendee as a “graphic literature blender and bake shop” SpringCon is the place where graphic arts and the written word are equally recognized and a venue where new and exciting creative alliances will be formed, collectors dreams will be recognized or dashed, new friendships will be forged in the fires of common interests, regional charities will be benefited, role playing costume characters will be masters of all they survey, creative types will be inspired and all will be as it should be. Something for everyone and everyone welcome!
Venue Name and Address
The Grandstand – MN State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy