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Stumptown Comics Fest Early Registration Deadline Extended!

The deadline for early exhibitor registration at this year's Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, Ore. has been extended by a full month, allowing a greater number of small press, independent, and professional comics creators a chance to snag a table at the extremely low price of only $10 for a half table, or $20 for a full table.

Deadline fast approaching for SPX Anthology

The deadline for the SPX - The Small Press Expo - Anthology looms close!

Submissions must be received no later than June 30, 2005.

SPX is September 23 and 24, 2005, in Bethesda, MD at the The Holiday Inn Select.

MoCCA Reports Coming In

The Beat has some MoCCA related bits including links to photos and the Harvey Award winners and a promise of a full report soon. Elizabeth Genco has also posted some photos.

Wrap Up of Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Kean Soo has a great report with pictures from the recent Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Kean Soo did the cover to last year's Comixpedia issue on journal webcomics and has several great comics on his website.

UPDATE: The Comics Reporter has links to lots more reports from TCAF.

Anime North Convention Attacked by Science Ninjas

Science Ninja Big Ten, the Canadian punk band of webcomic creator Ghastly, of Ghastly's Ghastly Comic, and horror/fantasy novelist Peter Lloyd will be performing a live show Friday May 27th at 11PM at the Anime North convention in Toronto, Canada.

Northwest Webcomic Fans: Foglio, Lustig, Baldwin To Appear

Phil Foglio of Girl Genius, John Lustig of Last Kiss, and Christopher Baldwin of Bruno and Little Dee will appear in a webcomics panel in Olympia, Washington (just one hour south of Seattle and two hours north of Portland), as part of the Cartoonists Expo of the Olympia Comics Festival on May 28th.

The Expo takes place in the Olympia Center (222 Columbia St. NW Olympia, WA 98501) in downtown Olympia from 1:30 through 7:00 and admission is FREE. Connor Moran of The Angriest Rice Cooker in the World will MC. For more information about the panel or the rest of the exciting events planned for the festival, visit our web site at or drop us an e-mail at

10 Weeks to Comicon in San Diego

Time to pack your bags and save your pennies: 10 weeks to San Diego's Comicon. A good guide to Comicon is Tom Spurgeon's post on planning for and enjoying the Comicon weekend.

Clickburg Webcomic Awards Announce Nominees

The Comicbase blog has the list of nominees for the Clickburg Webcomic Awards. The awards are handed out to the best dutch and flemish webcomics and the winners are announced on May 1st at the Clickburg Webcomic Convention.

APE Reports + Merlin Wins Isotope Award

Update: Bill Mudron has pictures from A.P.E.

Comicon reports that Daniel Merlin Goodbrey's The Last Sane Cowboy won this year's Isotope Award.

Also, Killoggs has a con report from this year's A.P.E. (link from Comic Reporter)

Snapshots from the 2005 U.K. Thing

UK folks are all too well accustomed to Americans getting all the big cons. Alternative Press Expo? San Diego? It's just not fair. So, when the UK Web and Minicomix Thing rolled around again this year, how could any of us resist? Finally, we not only had something the Americans didn't, but we had it *first*.