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MorrisonCon Is Coming | Comic Book Fury

MorrisonCon Is Coming

May 9, 2012 by
Filed under: Editorial 

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I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, as the premise of the convention is quite unique from what we typically go through around the country for con season.

Feast your eyes on this:

As described on the official web site, MorrisoCon seems to be taking more of a seminar approach. Put together by Grant Morrison himself and Ignition Sequence, which is a collaboration of Isotope Comics’ James Sime & Kirsten Baldock and iFanboy co-founder Ron Richards, this convention is looking to event programming to be the selling point. That’s right – no showrooms, no dealers, and no insanely long lines.

It’s selling off of its featured guests in Jim Lee, Jonathan Hickman, Frank Quitely, Chris Burnham, and more listed on the site. In particular, the con hopes to achieve innovative conversations and workshops with these guests revolving around a variety of topics about the industry and where it can head next from a creative standpoint. And while there are no current plans to have art exhibitions, the convention is not stopping its guests from bringing art pages to hang in their gallery or to sell to those that are interested.

What makes this more unique is that MorrisonCon is keeping the guest list to 1,000 attendees with a single package of $699 and a double package of $1,099. Costs include lodging at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas and access to the different nightclub parties that are being planned.

It’s definitely a different approach to the standard cons we see each year. I’m sure some of us are balking at the asking price for this con, but you can’t deny that if successful, it could help bring about some change in the creative and business direction of the industry.

Check out the site and its extensive FAQ for more details.

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