Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Press Release, 2018 Clallam Bay Comicon

CLALLAM BAY – Schedule for the 2018 Clallam Bay Comicon, July 14-15, in the Lion's Club, 90 Bogachiel Street, Clallam Bay, on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. The Convention is held as part of the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Fundays, in cooperation with the Olympic Peninsula Vistor's Bureau.

Creatives Alley:
1. Carla Speed McNeil - Lightspeed Press (Guest Creative)
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

SATURDAY July 14 schedule:

10:00 am: Clallam Bay Comicon opens for Set-up. To participate in the Fun Days 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. Prizes. 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 or from the ocean beaches or berry picking.)

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 film.. Bring questions about how it's done, and how to become part of this lucrative industry.

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

5:00 pm: Clallam Bay Comicon closes. Dealers store tables and chairs, clean Lion's club hall.

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