It’s time for Cedar Rapids Comic Con again, and you can bet your Quigley I’m going to be there!
Last year’s CRCC was a huge success, and CRCC III is going to be bigger and better with more vendors, programs, games, and a larger venue at the downtown Doubletree Hotel and Convention Complex.
And that ain’t all!
The totally incredible Justice Corps of Iowa and Iowa’s own comics maestros S. Clarke Hawbaker (Table 88), Phil Hester (Table 136), and Eric Gapstur (Table 137) will be there. So will Cedar Rapids’ own Steven Philip Jones — where have I heard that name before? — and I’ll be selling my books, graphic novels, prints, and CDs, as well as giving away free candy. I’ll also be joined at Table 135 by local writer, filmmaker, and actor Justin Beahm, and I’ll be handing out fliers for Sportability of Iowa adapted sports program and the Midwest Geeky Veterans Facebook group.
COMICS AND BOOKS AND CDS … OH MY!
You can also bet I’ll be selling my graphic novels, books, and CDs, including the brand new comics anthology Heroes and Horrors! If you haven’t heard about it yet, H&H gives you nine rarely-seen or never-before-published stories that I’ve had the good fortune to create over my career with a host of wonderful artists. With a foreword by Phil Hester, this anthology gives you your money’s worth in entertainment and then some!
“HEY, THAT’S JUSTIN BEAHM!”
I’m proud to announce that “personal friend of mine” Justin Beahm will be joining me at my table this year. Besides being a lifelong film fan and lover of all things October, Justin is a writer, filmmaker, actor, and all around good guy, not to mention the host of one of the best podcasts going, The Justin Beahm Radio Hour. Justin’s articles have appeared in a number of magazines, including Fangoria and Famous Monsters of Filmland, and he has directed and/or produced a number of projects for Anchor Bay and Scream Factory, but you might know him best from films like Silk, Demonica, No Solicitors, and Sharknado. I also have it on good authority that he is a huge fan of a certain 1958 Plymouth Fury that is bad to the bone. Justin will be selling magazines and blu-rays along with a limited number of hand-signed/numbered posters for his landmark 2012 Halloween documentary You Can’t Kill the Boogeyman, but he loves to meet fans and talk movies, so please stop by and say hi. You’ll be glad you did.
LAST CALL ON PRINTS!
Just like last year, I’ll be selling prints featuring either cover art from some of my comics, portfolio pieces of some my characters, or artwork produced for proposals I’ve worked on. Unlike last year, though, ALL PRINTS are being sold for the ridiculously low-low price of $2.00! If you’ve been eyeing any of these masterpieces by the likes of Octavio Cariello, Christopher Jones, and S. Clarke Hawbaker for your collection, now is the time to pounce, because it’s first-come-first-served and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
SPORTABILITY OF IOWA
Adapt! Overcome! Sportability of Iowa is a nonprofit organization that provides sports and recreation programs to help people with physical disabilities enjoy an active lifestyle. Basketball! Tennis! Sport camps! And more! Interested? Drop by my table to find out more about Sportability, or check out the Sportability of Iowa website!
MIDWEST GEEKY VETERANS
Midwest Geeky Veterans (MGV) is a Facebook group for geeky U.S. Military Veterans who live in the Midwest to share information on geek conventions and events, discuss geeky news and interests that are relevant to the veteran community or intersect with the U.S. veteran identity and experience, and to socialize with other geeky Midwestern veterans generally. You can pick up a flier and find out more at my table. Ain’t that right, Colonel O’Neill?