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X-Last-Updated: 2004/03/07
From: [email protected] (Kate the Short)
Newsgroups: alt.comics.fandom, rec.arts.comics.misc, rec.arts.comics.info
Subject: [alt.comics] Fandom FAQ: Welcome to alt.comics.fandom!
Summary: A welcome and information post for alt.comics.fandom
Date: 11 May 2004 10:50:58 GMT

Archive-name: comics/fandom/welcome
Posting-frequency: biweekly
URL: http://users.rcn.com/kateshort/faqs/faqs/

-= WELCOME TO ALT.COMICS.FANDOM! =-

   Version 2004.01, last updated March 2004
   URL: http://users.rcn.com/kateshort/faqs/fandom.htm




Subject: Table of Contents

  Introduction
  Convention Listings
  Other Resources
  Purpose / Charter
  Credits




Subject: Introduction

Welcome to alt.comics.fandom!  This is an unmoderated newsgroup.
Basically, we're here to talk about comics fans and fandom.  This
includes going to conventions, meeting other fans, meeting creators, 
and the like.  So please, join in the discussion!




Subject: Convention Listings

***  COMIC BOOK CONVENTIONS (listed by month from January to December)

     Con:    Festival International de la Bande Dessinee 
               (Angouleme, FRANCE)
     URL:    http://www.bdangouleme.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    ?, 2005

     Con:    VeriCon  (Cambridge, MA)
     URL:    http://www.vericon.org/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    January 30 - February 1, 2004;  ?, 2005

     Con:    Alternative Press Expo  (San Francisco, CA, USA)
     URL:    http://www.comic-con.org/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    February 21-22, 2004;  ?, 2005

     Con:    Toronto ComiCON  (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
     URL:    http://www.hobbystar.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    February 29, 2004;  ?, 2005

     Con:    MegaCon  (Orlando, FL, USA)
     URL:    http://www.megaconvention.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    March 5-7, 2004;  ?, 2005

     Con:    Austin Collectors Exposition  (Austin, TX, USA)
     URL:    http://www.collectorsexpo.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    March 6-7, 2004;  ?, 2005

     Con:    Chicago Comic Fest  (Chicago, IL, USA)
     URL:    http://www.motorcityconventions.com/chicago_comic_fest/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    March 13-14, 2004

     Con:    WizardWorld Los Angeles  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
     URL:    http://www.wizarduniverse.com/conventions/la.cfm
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    March 19-21, 2004

     Con:    AggieCon  (College Station, TX, USA)
     URL:    http://aggiecon.tamu.edu/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    March 26-28, 2004

     Con:    Planet Comicon  (Overland Park, KS, USA)
     URL:    http://www.planetcomicon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    March 27-28, 2004

     Con:    CoastCon  (Biloxi, MI, USA)
     URL:    http://www.coastcon.org/
     URL:    [email protected]
     Day:    April 2-4, 2004

     Con:    Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo  (Columbus, OH, USA)
     URL:    http://www.backporchcomics.com/space.htm
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    April 3, 2004

     Con:    The Big Apple Comic Book, Art, & Toy Show  (New York, NY, USA)
     URL:    http://www.bigapplecon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    April 3-4, 2004

     Con:    Atlanta ComiCon  (Atlanta, GA, USA)
     URL:    http://www.atlantacomicon.com/
     URL:    [email protected]
     Day:    April 16-18, 2004

     Con:    Pittsburgh Comicon  (Monroeville, PA, USA)
     URL:    http://www.pittsburghcomicon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    April 30 - May 2, 2004

     Con:    WonderCon  (San Francisco, CA, USA)
     URL:    http://www.wondercon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    April 30 - May 2, 2004

     Con:    Toronto ComiCON  (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
     URL:    http://www.hobbystar.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    May 2, 2004

     Con:    The Big Apple Comic Book, Art, & Toy Show  (New York, NY, USA)
     URL:    http://www.bigapplecon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    May 2-3, 2003 ;  ?, 2004

     Con:    Motor City Comic Con  (Novi, MI, USA)
     URL:    http://www.motorcityconventions.com/motor_city_comic_con/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    May 14-16, 2004

     Con:    WizardWorld Philly (East)  (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
     URL:    http://www.wizarduniverse.com/conventions/philly.cfm
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    May 21-23, 2004

     Con:    Comics Festival  (Bristol, UK)
     URL:    http://www.sitsvac.org/C2001.html
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    May 29-30, 2004

     Con:    Canadian Anthro and Cartooning Expo  (Ottowa, Ontario, CANADA)
     URL:    http://www.c-ace.org/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    June 4-6, 2004 

     Con:    Adventure Con  (Knoxville, TN, USA)
     URL:    http://toyshow.org/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    June 5-6, 2004

     Con:    Kansas City Comicon  (Kansas City, KS, USA)
     URL:    http://kansascitycomicon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    June 5-6, 2004

     Con:    Heroes Con  (Charlotte, NC, USA)
     URL:    http://www.heroesonline.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    June 11-13, 2004

     Con:    Toronto Comicon  (Toronto, ON, CANADA)  
     URL:    http://www.hersheycomicon.com/  
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    June 18-20, 2004

     Con:    MOCCA Art Festival  (New York, NY, USA)
     URL:    http://www.moccany.org/events.html
     URL:    [email protected]
     Day:    June 26-27, 2004

     Con:    Comic-Con International  (San Diego, CA, USA)
     URL:    http://www.comic-con.org/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    July 22-25, 2004

     Con:    Austin Collectors Exposition  (Austin, TX, USA)
     URL:    http://www.collectorsexpo.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    July 24-25, 2004

     Con:    The Big Apple Comic Book, Art, & Toy Show  (New York, NY, USA)
     URL:    http://www.bigapplecon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    August 8, 2004

     Con:    Wizard World Chicago  (Rosemont, IL, USA)
     URL:    http://www.wizarduniverse.com/conventions/chicago.cfm
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    August 13-15, 2004

     Con:    Canadian National Comic Book Expo  (Montreal, Quebec, CANADA)
     Con:    Canadian National Science Fiction Expo
     Con:    Canadian National Anime Expo
     URL:    http://www.hobbystar.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    August 27-29, 2004

     Con:    Dragon*Con  (Atlanta, GA, USA)
     URL:    http://www.dragoncon.org/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    September 3-6, 2004

     Con:    Baltimore Comic-Con  (Baltimore, MD, USA)
     URL:    http://www.comicon.com/baltimore/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    September 11-12, 2004

     Con:    The Big Apple Comic Book, Art, & Toy Show  (New York, NY, USA)
     URL:    http://www.bigapplecon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    September 18-19, 2004

     Con:    SPX: The Expo  (Bethesda, MD, USA)
     URL:    http://www.spxpo.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    October 1-3, 2004

     Con:    AdventureCon Toy/Comic Convention  (Gatlinburg, TN, USA)
     URL:    http://www.adventurecon.com/
     URL:    no email listed
     Day:    October 3-5, 2003;  ?, 2004

     Con:    FallCon  (St. Paul, MN, USA)
     URL:    http://www.mncba.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    October 4-5, 2003;  ?, 2004

     Con:    Motor City Comic Con  (Novi, MI, USA)
     URL:    http://www.motorcityconventions.com/motor_city_comic_con/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    October 18-19, 2003;  ?, 2004

     Con:    Toronto ComiCON  (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
     URL:    http://www.hobbystar.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    October 19, 2003;  ?, 2004

     Con:    BatCon  (Plano, TX, USA)
     URL:    http://www.scifiexpo.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    October 23-24, 2004

     Con:    Comic Festival London  (London, UK)
     URL:    http://www.sitsvac.org/C2001.html
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    November 1, 2003;  ?, 2004

     Con:    Wizard World Texas  (Arlington, TX, USA)
     URL:    http://www.wizarduniverse.com/conventions/texas.cfm
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    November 5-7, 2004

     Con:    Austin Collectors Exposition  (Austin, TX, USA)
     URL:    http://www.collectorsexpo.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    November 6-7, 2004

     Con:    Toronto Comicon  (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA)
     URL:    http://www.torontocomicon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    November 7-9, 2003;  ?, 2004

     Con:    Canadian National Comic Book Expo  (Montreal, Quebec, CANADA)
     URL:    http://www.hobbystar.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    November 14-16, 2003;  ?, 2004

     Con:    CoastCon Jr.  (Biloxi, MI, USA)
     URL:    http://www.coastcon.org/CCJR/index.html
     URL:    [email protected]
     Day:    November 15-16, 2003;  ?, 2004

     Con:    National Comic Book, Comic Art, and Fantasy Convention
                (New York, NY, USA)
     URL:    http://www.bigapplecon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    November 19-21, 2004

     Con:    Kansas City Comicon  (Kansas City, KS, USA)
     URL:    http://kansascitycomicon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    November 20-21, 2004

     Con:    Mid-Ohio-Con  (Columbus, OH, USA)
     URL:    http://www.midohiocon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    November 27-28, 2004

     Con:    The Big Apple Comic Book, Art, & Toy Show  (New York, NY, USA)
     URL:    http://www.bigapplecon.com/
     URL:    mailto:[email protected]
     Day:    December 6, 2003;  ?, 2004




Subject: Other Resources


***  COMIC BOOK CONVENTIONS.COM

URL:  http://www.comicbookconventions.com/

Brian Pate's site provides updates on major and local comic book 
conventions, plus associated toy, science fiction, and pop culture 
shows.  LOTS more links than what I've got here.


***  ONLINE COMICON

URL:  http://www.comicon.com/

This site, crafted by Rick Veitch and Steve Conley, approximates a real
comics convention.  Visit small press areas, pro areas, and the like.


***  COMIC CONVENTION SURVIVAL GUIDE

URL: http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Dungeon/1300/conguide.htm

This guide is basically a few posts from a newsgroup thread, but the 
information is still good.  If you've never been to a convention, it's 
a must-read.  By Michael R. Grabois.


***  COMIC BOOK PROFESSIONAL EMAIL ADDRESSES

URL: http://www.indyworld.com/comics/pro.html

A very complete list of email addresses (with a few links to web pages) 
put together by the people at indy Magazine.  Includes a few titles with 
which each creator is best associated.  By Jeff Mason.


***  COMICS CREATORS ON THE NET

URL: http://www.hoboes.com/html/Comics/Creators.html

Actually a collection of pages.  Links to creators on the web, comics 
companies on the web, and to reviews and interviews.  Nicely organized!
By Jerry Stratton.


***  COMICS PRO BIRTHDAYS

URL: http://www.digitalwebbing.com/

The folks at Digital Webbing post a list of pro birthdays every day.
Pretty cool site overall.  Check it out!


***  OTHER RAC.* COMICS FAQS (LIST)

URL: http://users.rcn.com/kateshort/faqs/

The rac.* FAQs (posted to rec.arts.comics.info and rec.arts.comics.misc)
have important information for any comics fan.  Checking them out is 
never a bad idea.  (rac.* stands for rec.arts.comics.* -- the "big 
sister" of the alt.comics.* hierarchy.)




Subject: Purpose / Charter

For your newsgroups file:
alt.comics.fandom       Fans and fandom of comics and sequential art.

CHARTER: alt.comics.fandom

The following topics will be welcomed for discussion:

        Conventions and special events
        Pro appearances
        Parties, meetings, dinners, and get-togethers
        Fan clubs and organizations
        Fan letters and letterhacks
        Fan behavior
        APAs and fanzines

In addition, alt.comics.fandom will provide a forum for discussion
of material of general interest to fandom but not directly relevant to
the comics field.  Milestones like births and weddings of pros and
fans are appropriate.  

The following topics/posts are generally not welcome on
alt.comics.fandom:

        Binary postings (use one of the alt.binaries.* groups)
        Unrelated advertisements
        Flames and insults

Material of interest only to the poster and/or another very small 
group of specific posters should be left in e-mail and IRC.  Posts 
which actually discuss comics or comic books should be crossposted to 
the appropriate rec.arts.comics.* or alt.comics.* (or related) 
newsgroup, with followups set out of alt.comics.fandom.


In addition to the above charter, it should be noted that this is NOT a
place to sell comic books.  Please take those posts to the newsgroup
rec.arts.comics.marketplace.




Subject: Credits

The Welcome Keeper would like to thank:

* Aardy R. DeVarque for critiquing everything under the sun for me,
* and all the RAC'ers and AC'ers who make this a welcome place.


   Copyright 1995-2004 by Katharine E. Hahn
   SEND ADDITIONS / CHANGES / DEAD LINKS / MOVED LINKS / UPDATES TO:  
   Kate the Short,  [email protected]  (mailto:[email protected])


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