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 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
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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

MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration (May 2010)

Convention MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration
Convention Website http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
Start Date 05/15/2010
End Date 05/16/2010
About This Convention: The Midwest Comic Book Association respectfully requests the pleasure of your attendance & company at the 2010 MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration on May 15 & 16, 2010 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the Grandstand (1265 Snelling Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108) and will be open to the general public both days from 10AM to 5PM.

Sponsored by the all volunteer, not-for-profit, Midwest Comic Book Association, SpringCon Continues the tradition of being one of the most unique and fastest growing old school comic book events in America. All 80,000 square feet of FallCon is exclusively dedicated to building our comic book Community and moving toward a new standard for comic book mayhem & pandemonium! FallCon celebrates the ever evolving, expanding and diverse world of comic books and all things comic book related, all of the time!

Something for Everyone & Everyone Welcome!

Goings on this year will include the usual bits of zaniness and lots of new comic book action. Our foremost agenda is to provide a venue where local, regional & national comic book creators and fans can interact, build and celebrate our unique and growing community. In addition there will be dealers from all over the USA and much more.

The MCBA has always been dedicated to promoting the wonderful world of comic books, comic book creators and developing a sense of pride, growth and community in the world that we all love.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend and join us in our ongoing adventures at the 2010 MCBA SpringCon!

Convention Guests Massive guest list to be announced over 235 Guest Creators!
Venue Name MN State Fairgrounds – Grandstand
Venue Address 1265 Snelling Ave North
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 190
Projected Attendance 5000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Science Fiction and Fantasy