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  • 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!

    FallCon

    MCBA Celebrating 25 Years with May 2013 SpringCon

    April 12, 2013 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Minnesota, Top Stories

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    Press Release:

    MCBA SPRINGCON COMIC BOOK CARNIVAL

    A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

    MCBA 25Saint Paul, MN. April 8, 2013 – 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 ever expanding 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!

    A super gigantic guest creator list, hucksters from all over sector 2815, an avalanche of free entertainment and programming, costumed characters, activities benefiting charities, and thousands of fans! A place where 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!

    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
    TBA Check Website

    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

    MCBA FallCon 2010 to Feature Hughes, Jurgens, Etc.

    October 6, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Minnesota, Top Stories

    Press Release:

    MCBA FALLCON COMIC BOOK PARTY
    THE ONE DAY WONDER!

    Saint Paul, MN (October 5, 2010) – The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual MCBA FallCon Comic Book Party (aka “The One Day Wonder!”) will take place at the Progress Center located on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday October 16, 2010.

    Time Masters by Dan Jurgens

    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!
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    Event Name: FallCon Comic Book Party

    Event Description: Comic Book Party

    Date of Event: Saturday – October 16 – 2010

    Open to Public: 10AM to 4PM

    Location of Event: MN. State Fairgrounds – Progress Center
    1621 Randall Ave – St. Paul, MN. 55108

    Featured Guests:

    Adam Hughes – Legendary Cover & Pin Up Artist
    www.justsayah.com

    Barb Schulz – World class inker – Istructr
    http/aaaa[

    Herb Trimpe – Bronze Age Superstar Artist & Co-Creator of Wolverine
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_Trimpe

    Dan Jurgens – Local Superstar & The Man Who Killed Superman
    http://danjurgens.com/

    Mike Hoffman – World Reknowned Fantasy Illustrator
    www.mikehoffman.com

    Joel Seibel
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796744/

    And Many More TBA – Complete List On Website

    Event Features: * Free Creator Autographs * Free Parking * Free Portfolio Review * Hundreds of Door
    Prizes * Costumed Characters * Prize Drawings *Over 100 Comic Book Creators *
    Dealers from all Over the USA *

    Tickets at the Door. Admission: $7.00 per adult. Children 9 & Under Free. Get $1.00 off w/a canned
    foodshelf donation.

    Event Website: www.Midwestcomicbook.com – under construction

    Charities: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – www.cbldf.org
    Minnesota Lupus Foundation – www.lupus.org
    Minnesota Foodshelves

    Midwest’s SpringCon Returns for 22nd Year in 2010

    Press Release:

    EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IN NATURE!
    The Ascention of a Sub Culture!

    Saint Paul, MN. May 21, 2010. – The all volunteer, not-for-for profit Midwest Comic Book Association is pleased and proud to announce that for the 22nd consecutive year a celebration of comical proportions will take place here in the Twin Cities. The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA) SpringCon Comic Book Celebration is scheduled for May 15 & 16, 2010, 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, 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 and ultimately consume it. Given the fact that the Midwest has a long standing and somewhat unexplicable reputation of producing a disporportionate number of working comic book & graphic literature professionals, including comic book writers, artists, inkers, etc., as well as being a bredder 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.
    “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, unexplicable 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, local 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!

    Event Name: MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration

    Event Date’s: May 15 & 16, 2010


    Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – In The Grandstand
    1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
    Event Hours: 10AM to 5PM Both Days!

    Admission: $11.00 per adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are FREE! Get $1.00

    off with a canned food shelf donation. Tickets available at the door.

    Featured Guest Creator List!

    Jim Shooter – Industry Legend, Former Marvel Comics Editor, Valiant Editor

    Adam Hughes Premiere Cover & Pin Up Artist

    www.justsayah.com

    George Michael Jeanty – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist

    Ron Wilson Marvel Comics Bronze Age Superstar
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)

    Pat Broderick – Fan Favorite Artist
    Angel Medina – Trendsetting Cover & Comic Artist

    Jeff Parker – One of the Hottest Writers in Comics Today
    Full Creator guest list available at: www.midwestcomicbook.com

    * 85,000 Square feet of comic book action. Largest in the upper Midwest.* Over 225 comic book creators will be in attendance. * Extensive programming and interface opportunities. * Door Prizes. * Hucksters from all over the United States. * Art Show, Portfoli

    Event Name: MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration

    Event Date’s: May 15 & 16, 2010

    Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – In The Grandstand
    1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

    Event Hours: 10AM to 5PM Both Days!

    Admission: $11.00 per adult (good for both days). Children 9 & under are FREE! Get $1.00
    off with a canned food shelf donation. Tickets available at the door.

    Featured Guest Creator List!

    Jim Shooter – Industry Legend, Former Marvel Comics Editor, Valiant Editor
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Shooter

    Adam Hughes – Premiere Cover & Pin Up Artist
    www.justsayah.com

    George Michael Jeanty – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Artist
    www.kabaloung.com

    Ron Wilson – Marvel Comics Bronze Age Superstar
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Wilson_(comics)

    Pat Broderick – Fan Favorite Artist
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Broderick

    Angel Medina – Trendsetting Cover & Comic Artist
    www.angelmedinaart.com

    Jeff Parker – One of the Hottest Writers in Comics Today
    http://www.parkerspace.com/

    Full Creator guest list available at: www.midwestcomicbook.com

    * 85,000 Square feet of comic book action. Largest in the upper Midwest.* Over 225 comic book creators will be in attendance. * Extensive programming and interface opportunities. * Door Prizes. * Hucksters from all over the United States. * Art Show, Portfolio Review, How To Sessions, etc. * Huge Comic Book Marketplace! * Free Premiums! * Free Parking!*

    MCBA SpringCon Comic Book Celebration (May 2010)

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    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