Subject: [pittscomicon] Re: Regarding Turner and the Expomart from The Pittsburgh Comicon
My heart goes out to Michael's family. May he rest in peace.
As for Comicon, for the love of God, I can name three places I hope
you're not looking at. The Radisson in Greentree, the Marriott at the
Airport, and the Marriott Pittsburgh North. My reasoning, from my
past dealings with Kiddiecon, they couldn't hold that much smaller
convention, let alone a big one like ours. They just wouldn't suit
our needs by far.
Happy 4th everyone.
--- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, "comiconguy" <patlqp@...> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I recent days there are a couple of threads on the fansite that need
> our attention.
> 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,
> Patrick Thomas
> Marketing Director - Pittsburgh Comicon