Re: [pittscomicon] Regarding Turner and the Expomart from The Pittsburgh Comi...
- there are alot of strip malls around town with empty stores in them. i'm sure some leasing company would rent the place for the weekend. some money is better then no money for them i'd think. plus parking is still plentiful and free.just a thoughtIn a message dated 7/3/2008 12:14:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, patlqp@... writes:
I recent days there are a couple of threads on the fansite that need
First and Foremost, Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael Turner,
his family and friends. Michael was more than just a guest of the
Comicon, he was like one of the family. His anguish about not being
able to make it to recent Comicons due to his health was palitable.
He loved Pittsburgh, He loved the fans in Pittsburgh and we feel as if
we've lost a member of the family. He will be sorely missed but
always remembered fondly.
Secondly for those of you concerned about the venue for the Pittsburgh
Comicon in 2009, let your hearts not be troubled. We are aware of the
situation and are hard at work trying to come to a solution. We have
not given up on the Expomart, because although they are no longer
booking conventions past October, they have not ruled out the
possiblity that it will still be available come April. We are in
constant communications with the staff there and if we can stay, we
will. It has always suited our needs and been a good location for
fans, vendors and guests alike. We have, however, not been sitting on
our laurels and are in negotiations with other venues as possible
replacements for the Expomart if need be. All of which would be
suitable for a convention of our size. The Comicon will be held in
April and as soon as we can confirm the location, we will.
Talk to you all again soon,
Marketing Director - Pittsburgh Comicon
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