Have you ever wished that indie comics and their creators had a bigger presence at Comic-Con International? Worried that Comic-Con may be straying too far from its comic book roots? Well, wish and worry no longer, there is now an alternative to the huge pop culture extravaganza and, best of all, it is happening right across the street from Comic-Con. Take a break from the crushing crowds or and enrich your comic book experience by visiting TR!CKSTER. The events begin the Tuesday before the con begins and run concurrently all week. Check out the official website for the latest and check out the full press release below:
The highly anticipated creator-owned comics event TR!CKSTER is coming to San Diego July 19th-24th. For fans and professionals looking to expand their knowledge while rubbing elbows with the brightest stars of the growing indie comics community, a series of special informative SYMPOSIA are being planned at TR!CKSTER.
TR!CKSTER is free and open to the public, but you must buy a ticket to participate in Symposia. Tickets are on sale on a first come first served basis at the TR!CKSTER website. Tickets cost $35 a seat, or $350 for ALL-ACCESS.
The Symposia workshop events encompass the heart of what TR!CKSTER is all about: education, sharing, respect, progress, and individual voice. Offering insight from the hottest and most active creators in the business: Mike Mignola (“Hellboy”), Skottie Young, Jill Thompson (“Beasts of Burden”), Steve Niles, Doug Tennapel, Scott Morse (“Soulwind”), Jim Mahfood (“Marijuana Man”), and others, additional Symposia will be added up to the dates of each workshop – so keep checking the website for updates. You will need a PayPal account to purchase tickets.
Tickets are available in one of two ways: single-seat/single event tickets, and ALL-ACCESS tickets. ALL ACCESS will garner you entrance and participation in all 8 Symposia, free books including the limited edition A GLIMPSE OF CRIME AND TERROR, and an original framed painting by TR!CKSTER co-founder Scott Morse. Wine will be served during each event.
TR!CKSTER is anticipating a Symposia seating capacity that’s very limited, so it is recommended that you get your tickets as early as possible. This is an incredibly unique opportunity to discuss process, technique, method, and theory with the finest working storytellers and image-makers in comics, film, animation, and beyond. The Symposia are intense crash-course discussion workshops focused with a specific agenda: to help artists and storytellers generate the best work possible.
TR!CKSTER is the event everyone’s talking about. With live art shows, gallery pop-ups, retail space, and free events like the “Pen n’ Drink” life drawing featuring live costumed models Tuesday thru Thursday nights 7:30pm-1am, Cartoon Brew’s festival of Student Animation Thursday morning 10am-11am, and the Independent Animation festival same time on Friday morning, there truly will be something for everyone. Other special events and announcements are forthcoming.
The event will be held at the San Diego Wine and Culinary Center, 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92101, just across the street from the Convention Center. TR!CKSTER runs from July 19th-24th.
For more information on TR!CKSTER, for the Symposia schedule, and for special events, go to: www.trickstertrickster.com