Happy new year, and welcome to the weekend. Here's hoping that 2009
will be a good year for you and a good one for comics!
And you heard it here first: Our Guest of Honor for the 2009 Stumptown
Comics Fest (April 18 & 19) will be self-publishing hero to you and
me, JEFF SMITH. We're thrilled to have him join us.
Speaking of, the 2009 Fest is open for exhibitor registration! A
handful of eagle-eyed attendees watching the website have already
beaten the rush—-which sold out last year's fest before the Early Bird
Deadline—-so if you're planning on tabling this year, don't delay.
Longtime exhibitors will notice some improvements to the table pricing
structure, aimed at encouraging the greatest number of folks to
participate in the show. While the Early Bird window has been
eliminated, its discounted $70 price for a half table (which includes
one exhibitor badge) is now the standard price-- happy news for your
pocketbook! A full eight-foot table (with two badges) will put one
back $150, and additional square-footage will accrue additional costs.
Extra exhibitor badges are available for $10 apiece. All the details
are available in your handy PDF registration form at the Fest's online
The registration and payment deadline is ***February 18th, 2009.***
Checks should be made out to the Stumptown Comics Foundation, and
mailed with a completed registration form to:
SCF 2009 Registration
P.O. Box 40715
Portland, OR 97240
The goal of each year's Fest is to outdo the offerings, operations,
and low-key awesomeness of the prior year. Last year featured record
attendance, tours of comics-related gallery shows, and a staggering
number of events coinciding with the mayor's "Portland Comics Month"
proclamation—-all in addition to the Fest's full slate of workshops,
panels, signings, portfolio reviews, fantastic guests, and the Trophy
Awards. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's Special Guests
and brand-new workshops.A
The Stumptown Comics Fest is an annual festival celebration of comics
and cartooning art in Portland, Oregon. Our Sixth Annual fest will be
held on April 18th-19th, 2009, at the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center,
1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232. Hope to see you there!