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FallCon 2004 Press Release

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    Saint Paul, MN. September 9, 2004 - The 16th annual Minnesota Comic Book Association (MCBA) FallCon Comic Book Convention is scheduled for October 9th & 10th,
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 9 2:50 PM
      Saint Paul, MN. September 9, 2004 - The 16th annual
      Minnesota Comic Book Association (MCBA) FallCon Comic
      Book Convention is scheduled for October 9th & 10th,
      2004, 10AM to 5PM both days. This year's FallCon will
      take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, in the
      Education Building, at 1372 Cosgrove Avenue, Saint
      Paul, Minnesota.

      "An event like FallCon showcases the creative side of
      the comic book industry" said Nick Post, Co-Director
      of the MCBA "and shows that comics offer something for
      everyone. Covering subject matter ranging from
      high-flying super-hero adventures to intense
      slice-of-life drama to crime noir to kid-friendly
      humor and much, much more."

      The two day event is an old fashioned celebration of a
      truly original American art-form created in the
      depression era as an affordable entertainment for the
      masses," Nick Post continued. "In decades since,
      comics' unique blend of words and pictures has grown,
      matured, and changed with the times, while providing
      us with some of the most enduring characters and
      stories in our popular culture."

      There will be exciting exhibits by local & national
      publishers, art schools, fan groups, comic book
      retailers, movie studios and more, there will be
      appearances by Michael Jantze (The Norm comic strip),
      silver age giant Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Angel Medina
      (artist on Spawn), Mark Schultz (creator of Xenozoic
      Tales) and local Xeric Award winning artist Sam Hiti.
      All in all, over 100 mainstream, independent &
      alternative, local/regional and national comic book
      writers, artists, inkers and publishers will be in
      attendance (see www.mncba.com/Fallcon/F2KGuests.htm
      for a complete list).

      Special events and activities will abound. They will
      include a comic book art & collectibles show,
      extensive guest creator Q&A panels, a huge comic book
      marketplace, portfolio review, door prizes and giant
      grab bags, free creator autographs, live music, and
      much more.

      This year�s featured charities include the Minnesota
      Lupus Foundation, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
      and the Minnesota Food Shelf. All of the charity
      efforts will be topped off by a charity art auction on
      Sunday afternoon with 100% of the proceeds going to
      the designated charities.

      The MCBA FallCon is the largest event of its type in
      the entire upper Midwest and is sponsored by the
      Minnesota Comic Book Association, an all volunteer,
      non-profit group, dedicated to promoting the world of
      comic books and all of the creators who make the magic


      FallCon: A Celebration of the Graphic Arts

      Event Name: MCBA FallCon Comic Book Convention

      Event Date: October 9 & 10, 2004

      Event Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Education
      Building, 1372 Cosgrove Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

      Hours: 10AM to 4PM Both days.

      Admission: $9.00 for adults (good for both days) with
      $1.00 off with a canned food shelf donation. Children
      9 & under are free. Free Parking

      Information: www.MNCBA.com MNCBA@...,

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