The art gallery and online store Mondo has announced the inaugural MondoCon, a Sept. 20-21 event in Austin, Texas, designed to celebrate film, music, art and toys. It will coincide with the first weekend of Alamo Drafthouse's annual Fantastic Fest.
The initial wave of guests includes such comics artists as Geof Darrow, Francesco Francavilla, Jock, Mike Mignola and Bernie Wrightson. To mark the occasion, Mondo has also announced a Bride of Frankenstein limited-edition print by Mignola, on sale Thursday at MondoTees.com.
"We specifically picked these first 15 to show a sampling of what to expect from MondoCon," Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael explains on the event website. "Not only will we have people that we’ve worked with before, but we’ll also have guys that we’ve been HUGE fans of showing up, too. We want you in the same room as Mike Mignola who is also in the same room as Richey Beckett who has a booth next to Geof Darrow, etc. Picture walking down that aisle and stopping at like every booth. That’s at least the idea and if you do or not is obviously up to you, but if we were to walk into a convention and these guys were all there, it’d be a day long event for me going around bugging everyone. The thing is that we’re 100% fans of everyone in this room."
MondoCon will feature new artwork and products, as well as panels and special screenings. Tickets, which go on sale Wednesday, cost $35 for one day and $70 for the full weekend.
First-ever MondoCon Celebrates Artists Behind Posters, Original Art, Vinyl, VHS & ToysSet to Coincide with the First Weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21; MondoCon Tickets Will Go On Sale Wednesday, June 4
Austin, TX--- June 2, 2014-- Mondo is thrilled to officially announce its inaugural MondoCon event, set to coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. The convention will bring together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention will offer new artwork and products as well as panels and special screenings.
A full schedule of events will be unveiled in the coming months, but for now Mondo is excited to present the first round of guests in attendance, including fan favorite artists & legends like celebrated comics artist & Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, Basil Gogos, Geof Darrow and Bernie Wrightson. To mark the occasion, Mondo is also announcing Mignola’s poster for The Bride of Frankenstein (details on the print below).
FIRST ROUND OF GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE:
Richey BeckettAnne BenjaminGeof DarrowJason EdmistonFrancesco FrancavillaBasil GogosJJ HarrisonJockPhantom City CreativeMike MignolaGary PullinArik RoperJay ShawTiny Kitten TeethBernie Wrightson
Mondo has expanded in recent years to include a world-renowned gallery, becoming passionate purveyors of art, vinyl, VHS and a brand new area that was cryptically teased with this Iron Giant tweet. MondoCon will celebrate all of this and more, a chance for fans of film, art, collectibles & music to mix with their creators.
Tickets for MondoCon will go sale Wednesday, June 4 at Mondo-Con.com. Single day tickets will are $35 and full weekend tickets are $70. A full weekend ticket to MondoCon will be included with all VIP badges for Fantastic Fest.
Details for Mike Mignola’s The Bride of Frankenstein print, on sale Thursday, June 5 at MondoTees.com
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
by Mike MignolaEdition size: 325Dimensions: 21x32Price: $50
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