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Mid-Ohio-Con to Offer Small Press Section in Program Book

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Mid-Ohio-Con to Offer Small Press Section in Program Book

Official Press Release

Mid-Ohio-Con, Ohio’s Best Comic Book and Pop Culture Festival, located in the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center in Columbus on November 27 & 28, is throwing the doors of it’s legenedary program book open to to the small press.

“Our program book is comic book sized and comic book format,” says program book co-ordinator Thom Zahler,” and it’s about time we had some comics in it.”

Mid-Ohio-Con will be offering full page ads for only $150, almost half off a regular full page ad, to small press advertisers. “The only conditions are these: It must be a comic book page comic book ad. Years ago, CBG used to run comic strips that advertised comic books, this is a larger version of that. We want to have an entire comic book section in the program book, almost like the Sunday comics section of your newspaper.

“Mid-Ohio-Con is a family-friendly show. Whatever style your book is, we request that your ad be all-audiences friendly.”

Ads will appear in a special section in the program book devoted to small press.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity” says MOC show promoter and owner Roger Price. “Last year we had over 6,000 people attend. This is our 25th annual show, and we’re expecting a record setting attendance. The program book is one of our most popular items. There’s no better place, or way, to advertise your book for the cost.”

Zahler adds: “Even if you’re not going to have a presence at the show, in fact, especially if you’re not, it’s great advertising for your book. Include your ordering information in the ad. Maybe they’ll get it from one of our fine exhibitors, or they’ll order it after the show. The program book is a wonderful resource for fans and vendors alike.

The Mid-Ohio-Con program book features information about the con, its guests and programming. It’s an essential guide to the show, and all attendees, vendors and guests get a copy.

The 2004 Program Book will feature an original cover by fan-favorite cover artist Adam Hughes. Previous year’s cover contributors include Alan Davis, Michael Avon Oeming, and John Byrne.

For information on advertising in the Small Press section, or in the program book in general, contact Thom Zahler at tzas@thomz.com, or visit www.thomz.com/mocads. Mid-Ohio-Con takes place November 27-28 in the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on the show, visit www.midohiocon.com.

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