Alternative Press Expo (APE) 2010 This Weekend

October 13, 2010 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News

Comic-Con International reminds us that the Alternative Press Expo (APE) will be taking place this weekend in San Francisco.

Press Release:

WHAT: Alternative Press Expo (APE) 2010, the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, presented by the organization behind San Diego Comic-Con.

WHEN: Saturday, October 16 (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday, October 17 (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

WHERE: The Concourse Exhibition Center (635 8th Street, San Francisco).

WHO: APE 2010′s noted special guests include: Lynda Barry (writer/artist, What It Is, Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book), Daniel Clowes (writer/artist, Ghost World, Wilson), Renée French (writer/artist, The Soap Lady, H Day), Megan Kelso (writer/artist, Artichoke Tales, The Squirrel Mother), Rich Koslowski (writer/artist, The 3 Geeks, BB Wolf and the Three LPs), Tommy Kovac (writer/artist, Stitch; writer, The Royal Historian of Oz), and Tony Millionaire (writer/artist, Maakies, Sock Monkey). Also included is programming on the history of the Bay Area comics scene and workshops for aspiring creators.

About Alternative Press Expo:

Alternative Press Expo (APE), the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to APE each fall, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the largest comics convention of its kind in the world) and the San Francisco–based WonderCon each spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org/APE, Facebook.com/APExpo, Twitter.com/APExpo.

APE 2010 Announces Comics Collaboration Connection

October 4, 2010 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News

Press Release:

APE Announces Comics Collaboration Connection

Programming and Online Pre-Registration Details Also Announced

San Francisco – Where does a promising comics writer find the perfect artist? Where does a talented comics artist find the right script to illustrate? The answer may be at the Alternative Press Expo (APE), the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, being held on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17 at The Concourse Exhibition Center (635 8th Street, San Francisco).

APE today announced its Comics Collaboration Connection, an initiative matching writers and artists with their creative counterparts. In two-hour sessions split into 15-minute rotations, writers and artists can talk one-on-one with potential collaborators about each other’s ideas and skills. Those interested in furthering the conversation with a particular artist or writer can place their contact info (name and email address) in an envelope supplied for each participant.

“Many of those who attend APE each year are budding comics creators,” commented David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for the Alternative Press Expo. “It is our hope that this new program will foster working relationships that will benefit those creators and, ultimately, their audience.”

For Saturday’s session (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), writers will be stationed at large tables while artists rotate through. On Sunday (3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), the roles reverse. Those interested may register in advance by emailing programs@comic-con.org, with “APE Comics Collaboration Connection” in the subject line. Registrants are asked to indicate if they are writers seeking artists or vice versa. Registration will also be accepted onsite. (Please note: All participants in APE’s Comics Collaboration Connection must purchase a single-day ($10) or two-day ($15) membership to APE.)

More information on the Comics Collaboration Connection, along with new details on attendee pre-registration, is available at Comic-Con.org/ape. The APE 2010 programming and workshops schedule, which includes presentations on the history of the Bay Area Comics Scene, an Indie Comics Survival Guide and advice for aspiring comics creators, is also now live on the site.

About Alternative Press Expo:

Alternative Press Expo (APE), the country’s largest alternative and independent comics convention, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to APE each fall, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the largest comics convention of its kind in the world) and the San Francisco–based WonderCon each spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org/APE, Facebook.com/APExpo, Twitter.com/APExpo.

Comic-Con Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2010 Edition Now Available

Via Comic-Con:

Comic-Con Magazine’s Online Only edition for Spring/Summer 2010 is now available. This issue features a “Countdown to Comic-Con” with lots of useful information for making your plans for the show. In addition, you can see WonderCon 2010 in photos, and get information on the upcoming APE 2010. Get all of the details and more on our site now.

Turnout Great for Early APE Registration Mixer

Turnout Great for Early APE Registration Mixer

San Francisco’s Last Gasp Again Hosts APE Exhibitors

SAN FRANCISCO, October 17, 2009 – APE, the Alternative Press Expo, which starts today (Saturday, October 17) had a terrific kick off last night as exhibitors and guests stopped by Last Gasp Books for the APE Mixer and to register early for the two-day event.

APE Cake

APE Cake

“Registering early has become a not-to-miss event,” commented David Glanzer, spokesperson for APE, “Last Gasp opens their doors for the evening to allow guests and exhibitors the chance to mingle and shop, and Comic-Con caters the event which always features the ever popular APE Cake this year featuring the artwork of special guest Lark Pien!”

Exhibitor Pre-Reg for APE at Last Gasp Books

Exhibitor Pre-Reg for APE at Last Gasp Books

One of the most popular and well attended conventions dedicated to creators of Alternative and Self Published books, APE this year celebrates it’s 15th year and the attendees all seemed excited as they prepared for the event which will take place at the Concourse Exhibition Center at 620 7th Street in San Francisco.

Hours for APE are Saturday, October 17, 11am – 7pm and Sunday, October 18, from 11am – 6pm.

The Alternative Press Expo is underwritten and operated by, San Diego Comic-Con, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture.

APE 2009 Program Schedule and Exhibit Hall Map Released

October 13, 2009 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News

APE, the Alternative Press Expo, has released their Programming Schedule for this weekend’s convention.

Once again APE offers an eclectic schedule of programs geared around the special guests and various aspects of independent and alternative comics.

They have also released their Exhibitor list and Hall Map (as a PDF).

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