Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3723 - Once again, Vinnie and I raced down to San Diego after noontime yesterday, Sunday the 23rd, right after church services.
That's because it was time for another meeting of the planners of the San Diego Comic Fest! This time it was held once again at Ron and Val Ontell's house in the Tierrasanta area of San Diego.
Mike Towry, founder of this brand new revival fest, held the meeting, and there were 18 of us attending it.
I'll share just a few of the items that were covered at the meeting:
First, I took a few photos of the meeting. My photos will be uploaded at this special photo album at my Facebook fan page.
As of this past weekend, it is less than 4 weeks away before the start of the first San Diego Comic Fest!
For those of you from out of town, you can also stay at the Town and Country Resort at our San Diego Comic Fest rate! Be sure to use that link to get the San Diego Comic Fest booking rate!
Volunteers are still needed! Here is the new 'Volunteers' tab at the San Diego Comic Fest web site, so you can click on it.
The Artists Alley at the Comic Fest is being placed in a special room... In the Le Sommet room. Be sure to contact the Comic Fest if you are interested in a spot!
Ed Cormier brought to our attention that Barry McGuire, ('Eve of Destruction' song and many others), will be playing at the Comic Fest! To keep track of the Cafe Frankenstein aspect of this Comic Fest, be sure to check out the Facebook event page: San Diego Comic Fest - Cafe Frankenstein Revival!
The upcoming article about the San Diego Comic Fest in THE READER will be out soon!
The Art Show was discussed... There will be art displayed, but no silent auction. So this is really an 'Art Exhibit', not an 'Art Show'. To be held in the Windsor Rose room!
There will be more 'Countdown' videos soon... The YouTube Channel from the San Diego Comic Fest can be found at: SanDiegoComicFest.
The Souvenir Book from the Comic Fest... With Scott Shaw! doing the cover is on track. Several articles to be included!
The Blood Drive is projected to be happening at the Comic Fest... Probably on Sunday!
Registration for dealers in the dealer room will be on Thursday during setup time.
Registration for the public. The 'Ascot' room is where registration will be located, starting Friday morning.
Public hours for attendees are still being worked out. So are the panels / programs schedules.
Disabled Services... There will be a liasion set up for this.
Phil Tippett (movie director), and Joanna Cassidy (of Blade Runner fame), are new guests that will be added to the web site this week. Plus possibly a 'special guest' from Baltimore area... if his team doesn't make it all the way through the playoffs!
Oh... For photos that I took of the September 9th meeting and of the Town and Country Resort area that the San Diego Comic Fest will be at, please see this special photo album.
That's it for this past weekend's meeting...
Be sure to 'Like' the Facebook Fan Page for the San Diego Comic Fest! It's coming up very soon... October 19th through the 21st!
Oh, and also click the 'Attending' link at the Facebook Event Page! Be sure to buy your membership online soon, as the total attendance for this convention is just 1,000 total attendees!
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