The Midwest Comic Book Association (MCBA)’s Fall Con is a big event in Minneapolis, MN, held at the State Fair Grounds just one day a year. It’s a companion to the two-day event Spring Con in May, and brings together local comic book creators, authors, artists, and others to share their work and have a great time with fans of all kinds and ages, many of whom come in costume.
This year started somewhat solemn in that Nick Post, in many ways the one-man-show for organizing the event, passed away only months ago, and the other amazing people who are part of MCBA had to carry on without him. It was a pleasure to see that this tragic loss did not lessen the wonderful experience of Fall Con one bit, and also heart-warning to see the support for Nick from so many con-goers.
This was BWN’s first time attending Fall Con, and we had a blast. We sold a few books, had some wonderful conversations with readers and aspiring writers alike, and gave away more bookmarks than we could count.
Myself, Amanda Meuwissen, attended with my husband (for manual labor) and BWN Creative Director, Mario Hernandez, as we are both local Minnesotans. We had some brand new BWN banners on display, and since this event, unlike any other convention we’re a part of, is free for creators and vendors, it was a resounding success with every sale.
Also, we weren’t alone this weekend. J.C. Thompson (author of A House Divided and Average) attended CONtraflow in New Orleans as an author guest. Learn more at their page here.
We hope to return for Spring Con (or MSP ComicCon as it’ll be called starting with next year’s event), and look forward to other conventions coming up.