Hey, gang, I’ll be doing The DigiCon the evenings of Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th from 10pm on. Pop online and say hi or stay for awhile and chat!

What is The DigiCon?

The DigiCon is the first dedicated virtual comic con featuring web and print comic creators, writers and artists. DigiCon brings the Con to you with live video chat, panels, commissions, free sketches and a comics mega store with prints, shirts, books, original art, back issues and more!

How did The DigiCon start?

DigiCon is the brain child of Ryan Fisher of Gin and Comics and Casey Curtis. “We couldn’t make it to San Diego Comic Con this year and neither could a lot of you. We started to realize that there were creators and fans who would never get to attend a con because of where they lived and honestly, that sucks. We’re lucky enough to live in Seattle, home to Emerald City Comic Con, a mecca of geekery and we want others to be able to experience (at least in a small way) the fun of attending Comic Con; meeting creators, sitting in on panels, buying merch. And that’s the experience we’re striving to provide here. September 10-11th, 2011 marks our first full-scale Con and we’re stoked to see where it takes us. We hope you’ll be there!”

And I hope you’ll be there too! There was a trial run in July, and I met some cool folks during the chats and got to see the processes of a few of the creators and the possible birth of a new webcomic! So I encourage you to come on down, but before you do that, pass the word along and bring friends! Maybe host a DigiCon party at your place and have everyone bring their laptops, ipads or iphones, LAN-style!

If you’ll note the skyscraper banner to the left of this post, there will be:

  • Panels
  • Videostreams
  • Sketches
  • Commissions
  • A Comic Megastore
  • And much more!

There are more than twenty creators scheduled for the event so far, including Jeff Courtier of Horde of Neurons, Ran Brown of the end, Dawn Griffin of Zorphbert and Fred, Harrison Pious of my little world and Hushicho of Incubus Tales. Casey Curtis noted on G+ that “The applications are flying in,” so more creators are being added to the schedule daily so check back often.  Here is the schedule of panels, but creators will be on hand throughout the day, including yours truly!

If you’re a writer, artist or merchant and would like to join DigiCon, click here to register.

If you just want to check in as a fan all you need to do is show up that weekend, pick out a nickname for chat and you’re golden. No charge, and as little hassle as possible. You will also be able to watch the panels and download them if you like and of course, have access to the store as well.

To get the latest updates on The DigiCon, follow them on twitter @digicontweets!

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