Stumptown Comics Fest, April 24th-25th

Alternately, this post is entitled: Where You Can Find Mary Sue This Weekend.

Fest’s main web page is here.

Who’s going to be there is here.

Event Schedule is here. Please note waaaay down there at the bottom is a tour of the Green Man, which is apparently a comic-related art installation on the Green Line MAX. I’m really looking forward to that.

The Stumptown Comics Fest is a lot different than many other comic festivals out there. The latest estimates are that one-third of all professional comic writers and artists live in Portland, and that’s not just Dark Horse, people. It also draws a lot more from the independent artists, and there is a high number of people who are creative and awesome and totally thrilled to talk to you about their passion.

And, let’s just lay it all on the line– there are significantly fewer of the mouth-breathing, non-bathing, stereotypical Comic Book Guy than at, say, Emerald City ComiCon.

I suggest you grab some cashy money (it’s $6 to get in, and of course the artists are all selling their work) and head on down to the Lloyd Doubletree this weekend.

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