Oh yeah, it’s party time. Gonna be in town for the upcoming New York Comic-Con, just a little over a (GULP) week from now? Only have 45 parties to go to? How ’bout another? The Comicbook Artists Guild is hosting their fourth annual Indy After Party on Saturday, February 7th at 8pm. The party is at Blaggard’s Pub, a larger venue than last year’s 200+ attendee event. All are welcome in the spirit of independent creation and collaboration. The full press release is after the jump!
Comicbook Artists Guild Celebrates Independence
Moodus, CT: The annual celebration known as New York Comic Con brings together a multitude of creators, professionals and fans of pop culture. For the past three years, the Comicbook Artists Guild contributed to the celebration by co-sponsoring the Indy After Party along with several independent minded publishers, apparel companies, media ventures, and now a museum. This year is no exception. In conjunction with numerous sponsors within the comic book and entertainment industries, CAG invites attendees and exhibitors to Blaggard’s Pub for an evening of networking, door prizes and entertainment. This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 8pm to midnight.
With the success and popularity of this celebration increasing year over year, the leadership team of the Comicbook Artists Guild is excited to be moving the party to a bigger and more robust venue, as well as a full service restaurant. Last year’s party drew in a crowd of over 240 attendees. The need to move to a larger location was imminent. In addition to the introduction of a new venue, the Indy After Party is honored and excited to welcome the lead singer of the popular band Toolfist for a live performance. Attendees of the party will also be eligible to win exciting door prizes, while meeting new friends and mingling with old.
Additional co-sponsors for this year’s Indy After Party include:
• Hell’s Blood!!! Hector Rodriguez: www.hellsblood.net
• Atlas Unleashed: www.atlasunleashed.com
• BullaClothing (Kirk Abrigo): www.bullaclothing.com
• MediaConnection: www.mediaconnectiononline.com
• Planet Lovecraft: www.planetlovecraftmagazine.com
• J.M. DeSantis: www.jmdesantis.com
• Atomic Media Group: www.comicspace.com/AtomicMedia
• The ToonSeum (Joe Wos), Pittsburgh PA: www.toonseum.org
• TOOLfist: www.myspace.com/toolfist
The Comicbook Artists Guild, L.L.C., founded in 2000, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the networking, education and support of comic book creators, writers and artists alike, regardless of amateur or professional status, skill levels or talent divisions. Currently, CAG operates membership chapters out of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Nebraska and a chapter abroad in Brazil, with interest in opening more chapters and continuing to grow. CAG’s goal is to advance the medium of comics through the creative experiences of its members. By bringing them together on projects of their choosing, the Guild perpetuates the positive aspects of the comics industry and its continuing contribution to popular culture.