Female comic artists to descend on Dearborn for ComiqueCon Oct. 13

Photo by Zeinab Najm Dearborn residents Rachel Rose (left) and her daughter, Sophia, pick out figurines from exhibitor Lift Detroit during ComiqueCon in 2016.

Photo by Zeinab Najm
Dearborn residents Rachel Rose (left) and her daughter, Sophia, pick out figurines from exhibitor Lift Detroit during ComiqueCon in 2016.

The popular convention that celebrates women in comics returns to the Arab American National Museum, Oct. 13

DEARBORN — Out of overwhelming demand, the creators of ComiqueCon, a one-day, unique-in-the-state convention celebrating female comic book authors, illustrators and publishers, returns Oct. 13.

The convention, co-sponsored by Green Brain Comics, will be held at the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave.

“The fans spoke and we listened,” said ComiqueCon founder Chelsea Liddy. “We are so excited to bring the festival back to Dearborn. It truly is special to see how we are able to touch the lives of so many women and young girls who continue to find inspiration for greatness through the comics that we all know and love.”

This year’s announced lineup includes special guests Christina “Steenz” Stewart (Elements Anthology, editor at Lion Forge, Archival Quality), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer graphic novel), Lisa Dubois (Rugrats), Heather Antos (former Marvel editor)  Jamila Rowser (Wash Day, founder of Geek Girl Brunch), Vanesa Del Ray (Scarlet Witch, Redlands), Penelope Bagieu (Brazen), and Katie Schenkel (Moonlighters, the Cardboard Kingdom).

Additional speakers will be announced on the event website in the coming months.

Some of this year’s activities include an Artist’s Alley featuring artists from Michigan and around the country, interactive panel discussions and workshops, as well as an academic track, Girl Scout crafts, and a film screening in collaboration with the Detroit chapter of Geek Girl Brunch.

Tickets for ComiqueCon are $13 in advance and can be purchased online at http://comiquecon.org. Tickets at the door are $15. Children ages 5 to 12 and under are $5, and children under 5 are free.

Attendees can also purchase an incentive advance ticket that includes an exclusive ComiqueCon enamel pin.
To learn more about guests and exhibitors, view updated schedule information, and purchase advance tickets, go to comiquecon.org.

For more information, or to volunteer for ComiqueCon, contact Chelsea Liddy at comiquecon@gmail.com.

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