Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Clallam Bay Comicon

7th annual 2018, July 14-15: WHY WE CHANGED THE DATES

Our Guest Creative for 2018 is Carla Speed McNeil, best known for her wonderful long-running series Finder.  A GofundMe campaign will help cover her costs. 

In Carla's own words:

"Every time I step off my beaten path I hatch out a new story. I'm curious to see what Clallam Bay will put into my mental gumbo. I'm always excited to meet creative people and talk about the mechanics of what we do, whether they're people of long experience or newcomers. If I can spark a new cartoonist to get started, or a veteran to start something new, that's the best thing in life to me."

Carla Speed McNeil, born and raised in Louisiana, now lives in Maryland with a husband and five kids, three of them with tails. She's been writing and drawing and loving comics for over twenty years. She can only do one thing per day, but she does it at full gallop.


Creatives Alley 2018 
1. Carla Speed McNeil - Lightspeed Press
2. a. Donna Barr and Convention Info
    b. Larry Lewis Minicomics
3. Jake Richmond - Modest Medusa
4. Edd Vick's Mu Press and Aeon Press
5. Kalen Knowles, Seattle Cartoonist
6. Gabby's Beautiful Gourds

DEALER TABLES:   $25 whole 6-foot table; $15 half table. Dealer contracts: THIS PAGE. Payment cancellation deadline is May 1. You are expected to know and be responsible for your professional and licensing obligations for use of copyright, food sales, etc. Participants will clean and straighten hall after show closes Sunday; keep the Lion's club happy. 

Gaming and Cosplay: Quiet versions allowed in the hall; noisier ones outside on the covered porch.

PANELS, DEMOS AND EVENTS: Make one up, choose a time on the schedule at the bottom of this page, email details to: donnabarr01 at gmail dot com 

Lion's Club building
Lion's Club
90 Bogachiel Street
Clallam Bay, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, United States 
PARKING: around Lion's club and in the clinic parking lot behind the club. See further photos for details. 

AWARDS: Your fans are your reward.

AREA LODGING RESOURCES LINK for the Olympic Peninsula. 

OFFICIAL CONVENTION "Hotel":Winter-Summer Inn Bed and Breakfast 360 963 2264 - The 3 lower rooms are being held for the convention. 

Tell Owner Sandy Tsiang you are with the comicon, or you may be turned away. 

The upper suite - up to 7 guests - is available to anybody, and there is no deadline on reserving it. It has a fireplace and kitchen, big deck and killer view.

NEW NOTICE: The Winter Summer Inn is up for sale, and may remain a bed-and-breakfast, or become a private home. Check with the Visitors Bureau for other accomadations, if needed.
Inside the Lion's Club hall. Respect it.


FOOD AROUND TOWN - and neat places to eat and stay.

HOW TO GET HERE: Driving from Seattle: Ferries, then highway 101 until Neah Bay/Clallam Bay turnoff at highway 113.
Olympic Bus Lines from Seattle to Port Ange

 Clallam bus "Strait Shot" (cheaper, faster!) Bus Schedules. Once in Port Angeles, catch Forks 14, then Neah Bay/Clallam Bay 16. Tell your drivers, ask for advice.

Outside porch - for music and noise.
Printing: Olympic Printers, Inc.Email order, pick up while driving through Port Angeles. Will also ship UPS. 

WI-FI is 24/7 at the library, right around the corner, also at various businesses and the Visitors' Center.

FACILITY CARE: No tape of any sort on the wall. Respect the Lion's Club's wall displays. All with tables chip in to clean up at the end of the show. It don't take long; they love us for it.

LEGAL NOTES: Donna Barr is the only official Clallam Bay Comicon Administrator. (Evan Sveum, of Forks' Home Slice Pizza and Comics, is ghost emergency administrator, ONLY.)

Parents and/or guardians are legally 100% responsible for their children and/or wards. Everyone else is legally 0% responsible for those same people.

The Clallam Bay Comicon is held in association with the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Fun Days. 


Saturday July 14 schedule:

10:00 am: Clallam Bay Comicon opens for Set-up. To participate in the parade, meet in the Hess Mart Parking Lot, tell them you're with the Clallam Bay Comicon.

11:00 am: Clallam Bay Sekiu Fun Days Parade. 

12:00 Noon: Clallam Bay Comicon opens. Sign up open for Costume and Cosplay Contest.

12:30 pm: "Carla Speed McNeil Takes Wing" The drawn books queen of sci-fi and dreamscapes opens the show with art and writing and creating actual figurines. She has so much to share, we don't quite know where this creative genius will take us all. Don't miss it.

2:00 pm: Making Webcomics for fun! But also for money!" A repeat of last year's favorite! Webcomic creator Jake Richmond talks about how easy and fun it is to start making webcomic (and how you can get started right now) and the challenges of finding time to create, building an audience and making a living!

3:30 pm: Costume and Cosplay Contest. Come strut your stuff, as favorite characters or your own original ideas. Cleverness counts. All ages. Judge: guest creative Carla Speed McNeil.

5:00 Comicon closes for the day.

6:00 pm: Fish-n-chips-n-beer feast at the Clallam Bay Inn. New owner, concentrating on good food. Band.

Dusk to dark: Clallam Bay/Sekiu Fun Days Fireworks in Sekiu (viewable from the Clallam Bay Beach).

Sunday July 15 Schedule (Join us after your beach walk, good breakfast, church, etc., or on the way to the ocean beaches.)

11:00 am: Clallam Bay Comicon opens for set-up.

12:00 noon: Clallam Bay Comicon opens to public.

12:30 pm: "Minicomics and larger works." Larry Lewis reprises and expands on his original demonstrations.
2:00 pm: "The Hollywood Story" Dennis Hondorp, Production Coordinator/Buyer for Independent Set Building, shares his life in the film industry. Bring questions about how it's done.

3:30 pm: "The West End Goes Nerd." Evan Sveum, organizer of the recent, successful RainCon in Forks, joins Donna Barr of Clallam Bay Comicon in discussing how to hold a comicon or gaming convention in any rural town.

5:00: Clallam Bay Comicon closes. Dealers put away tables and chairs and clean the Lion's club.

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