Trinoc*coN is an annual speculative fiction conference held in North Carolina. Notable comic and webcomic appearances include Jason Siebels, Kevin Volo, Greg Eatroff, The folks from Likely Stories, Gene Kannenberg, Barb Fisher, Larry Holderfield, Jamie Robertson and Erin Lindsey. Van Plexico will be running his new Marvel vs. DC Jeopardy on Saturday and Sunday. The conference will be held at the North Raleigh Hilton in Raleigh, North Carolina. On Saturday, July 22nd at 2:00 PM, in conjunction with the third annual Trinoc*coN Webcomic Summit, we will have a meeting of the North Carolina Webcomics Coffee Clatch. Several other comic and webcomic panels are scheduled. Other events of fandom include science fiction and fantasy literary discussion panels, anime panels, art show, costume contest, of course, gaming. There may even be a surprise or two along the way. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in the area and not going to Comicon, stop by for a while. More info on the Conference: Trinoc*coN, a non-profit organization, supports the exploration of the science fields, their related technologies, and celebrates those creative arts that strive to answer the great "What if?". The con is dedicated to the promotion of imaginative inquiry into all aspects of speculative fiction and scientific exploration Ã¢â‚¬â€ its past, its present, and especially its future. websites:
Technicon takes place in Blacksburg, VA. This year, the kids from Comedity (Garth Graham and Larom Lancaster) and Fragile Gravity (Chris Impink and Barb Fischer) are featured guests along with artist Diana Harlan Stein and author Holly Lisle.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 6, 2005 - 11:33
I finally made it to a Washington Webcomics Meetup this year. Lots of fun with several highly-caffeinated (some even without the aid of any coffee!) cartoonists. I saw Rob Balder, Chris Impink and Barb Fischer for the first time since last year's SPXPo (which we're all going to be at again).
Also saw T Campbell and met Jamie Noguchi, one of the artists for his new webcomic Search Engine Funnies. SEF is certainly a unique new idea for a comic and "search" is big business these days so T and his comrades may be on to something big there.
I also met Phil (KHAAAAANNNN!!!!) Kahn (sorry Phil, couldn't resist!) - cartoonist, blogger and part of the relatively new Biscuit Press collective. Rounding out our party was Rachael Richardson and Michael Moore who work on the webcomic Comrade Geek
who told me their comics, but I promptly forgot while watching the Daily Show and an old Mr Show last night.
Many MANY of our webcomicking friends have published print versions of their work. I've tried to find, track down, and remember as many as possible. But given the thousands (tens of thousands?) of webcomics out there, this was a daunting task. If I missed your comic, I apologize profusely and profoundly. Please add it via a comment.
In this article, I am taking a look at the experiences of webcomics creators who have (or soon will) put portions of their archives into book collections. I'm using first person, because I will be including my own experiences as well.
This article is intended to tell a range of stories. It is not meant to be the definitive guide to putting your webcomic into book form. The creators I selected represent some, but not nearly all, of the most significant approaches and achievements in webcomics book publishing. You are especially invited to add your own experiences to the comment thread.
Submitted by kjc on June 7, 2005 - 01:36
We're putting together an article for June on what webcomics are in print.
If you know of any webcomics that have gone to print, post them here.
1. Name of Comic & URL
2. Creators (authors and artists)
3. Links to the books
4. Titles if you know them
5. Publisher if you know it
Kelly J. Cooper
Comixpedia Features Editor
Submitted by kittykatya on February 14, 2005 - 15:36
Katsucon, one of the earliest anime conventions on the East Coast, will be featuring an expanded webcomic track this year.
Rob Balder has been delighting webcomics readers, readers of independent newspapers, convention-goers, and booklovers for several years now with his Partially Clips. He paused long enough in a busy schedule to answer ten questions at some length – with his observations on the current state and future of webcomics, of his trials and tribulations in book publishing, and what started him on this path... and his plans for the future.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on April 24, 2003 - 10:38
Jim Alexander writes:
A last reminder about WCA2003...
May 5th and our third annual WCA is less than two weeks away.
We currently have more than 60 web cartoonists signed on to do a special contribution strip for that day, as well as about a dozen others who are tenatively considering a WCA2003 strip (circumstances permitting).
Howard Tayler has mentioned that "The Pulse" is supposed to cover the event. Mark Mekkes has mentioned that he's going to plug the event during a local radio interview in Florida next week.
The current list of participants spans a full range of online comics. We have several members from Keenspot, Keenspace, Modern Tales, The Nice, and a lot of independents who aren't affiliated with any particular group (or groups). There are a few dozen return participants from previous years (many 3-time participants) as well as a lot of newcomers (our most newcomers ever).
For those of you who've said you'd like to participate, but haven't yet sent me the URL for your WCA2003 page, please do so as soon as possible.