Thursday, July 27, 2006

History in the Making

Anticipation and excitement is building as we near the date for BadComiCon; the world's first comics convention devoted entirely to Bad Comics; pathetic art, lame humor, lack of originality and affront to artistic integrity. We expect the inaugural year to be a rousing success.

In case you've been living in a closet for the past six months, let us remind you that this year's venue will be the up-and-coming community of Slagpile, Nevada; home of the largest open pit molibdinum mine in the world. Accomodations are at the swank Gheasley's Motor Court, where we can proudly announce that the source of the seepage of raw sewage into the pool has been pinpointed and is expected to be fully corrected by Convention Weekend. The convention proper will be held in the spacious "back room" of the Rack-em-Up Billiards and Pool Parlor on West Main Street, and "Artists' Alley" will be, appropriately enough, in the alleyway behind the "Convention Center", to take full advantage of the warm, sunny weather of the Nevada Desert at this time of year.

The featured speaker and panelist list is too numerous to list in its entirety, but a representative sampling would be Jim Davis (Garfield), Brad Anderson (Marmaduke) , and George Gately (Heathcliff), who will sit on a panel discussion of "Animals in Bad Comics"; and Brian Walker, Greg Walker, Chance Brown, Dean Young and Jeff Keane (Hi and Lois; Beetle Bailey; Hagar the Horrible; Blondie, and The Family Circus) on a panel discussing the responsibility of inheriting a father's bad comic and having to maintain its low quality and lack of creativity while trying to emulate their fathers' mediocre art.

The keynote speaker will be none other than Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), although the topic of her keynote address has yet to be released. All of the attending artists will be present for a mass ridicule and villification session, after which the convention's "Golden Pisspot" awards will be given out.

As of this date, none of the featured guest artists have yet to confirm their attendance, but those of you wishing to attend are warned not to wait until the last minute; reservations for the twelve rooms at Gheasley's Motor Court are expected to fill up fast. In the case of overflow, negotiations are being held for extra accomodations at the Slagpile VFW Hall, so don't worry about not having a place to stay.

Stay tuned for further announcements as the date draws nearer. Happy Bad Comic reading, and see you at the convention!

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