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  • New Chicago-based Convention, Vert Con, Seeks Funding Via Kickstarter

    February 22, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

    Vert Con

    According to would-be-promoter Everett Watford, his “goal is to showcase independent comic book creators and people trying to break into the business primarily from Chicago.  I plan to have artists booths to showcase their wares and a pre-party to have an opportunity to have a one on one with the artists.  Funds will be used to pay for the venue, the insurance and promotional materials for the con such as posters and flyers.  Monies obtained beyond the goal will be used to fly in hot new comic talent. I have secured a venue, started the insurance process, started booking artists and have begun to promote my con by placing flyers in local comic book shops.”

    Here is his introductory video via Kickstarter:

    Via Bleeding Cool.