Comics Forge, and its crew of friends and some of the coolest people behind the scenes you have ever met are planning our first ever popular culture convention. Right now, it is still in development phase where everything can go right, or everything can go wrong. We have optioned the domain name, and are setting up hosting, we are getting our logo designed, but more on that one later cause, this is very cool. We have checked out where to hold this and we are looking at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington. And we are in the initial planning phase of this.
Ideally, this show would happen between July 01 through July 15 2012, or towards the latter half of August 2012. We want to avoid clashing with the dates for SDCC; they would win on that one because it is like a huge black hole of comic book goodness in southern California. Seriously, who would even think of competing with time space with SDCC?
Right now we are looking for volunteers, so email us at rmorrill *AT* gmail *DOT* com (sorry spammers), we also need specific positions.
We need a floor manager, we need floor minions, and we need ticket people along with the registration manager to go along with them. We need to have a dedicated core of people who really want to see this happen and succeed. We need volunteers to work the floor during the show, wear a flashy t-shirt, and make sure everyone is having an awesomely good time. We need people to operate the PCC (Pop Culture Con) booth, sell stuff, and have a good time with the show.
We are looking for people who have shows, costumes, panels, and other folks who are deeply embedded in pop culture to do panels, show how to make costumes, discuss comic book art, and all those other things that make pop culture so much fun. Videos, sound tracks, crafts, maker faire ideas, someone want to show the crowd how to make a steam punk ray gun? Drop us a note.
We will be looking for vendors, tattoo artists, LARPERS, dancers, singers, the Rat City Rollers, Suicide Girls, artists, comic book people, fan subs, an others who would like to be part of the commercial side of the midsummer pop culture festival that will be Pop Culture Con.
We are looking forward to hearing what your thoughts are, and are gearing up towards making this a reality. Right now we are always interested in hearing what you would like to see, how we can help other cons like Geek Girl Con, Aki-Con, Jet City Comic Show, and other smaller less well known shows to turn this town into a round the year celebration of comic book, anime, manga, and pop culture goodness.
Let us know what you think by dropping us a note here in the comments. Your opinion matters, let us know what you think.