In case no one knows, there's a comic book convention on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend (the seventh and eighth). People like Ernie Chan, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Dan Jurgens, and Steve Englehart will be there, along with modern artists ranging from Gene Ha to Adam Hughes to Patrick Gleason. I've set aside almost an entire week to travel up there and hang out. Last year, Pat Gleason and Adam Hughes were very kind, setting aside their con sketching to take ten or fifteen minutes to just sit and converse with me about art styles and storytelling. Phil Hester, Shawn Moll, and Zander Cannon will also be in attendence.
Basically, there's something for everyone. Anyone in the tri-state area would do well to attend since admission supports the Midwest Comic Book Association. Looking for a place to stay or for more information? PM me. I swear, I will find free lodging for anyone that would like to visit the Twin Cities for our Midwest response to all the WizardWorld cons.