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Shows and Conventions

Last updated January 8, 2014

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One unexpected joy of this whole cartooning gig is that, well, I and GPF are becoming minor celebrities. Okay, so millions won't mourn my passing like they did Charles Shultz, thousands won't mob me like they do Illiad, and hundreds don't show up for a special high-class dinner like they do for Pete Abrams... but, by golly, there's a few of you out there who've actually expressed interest in seeing me in person. I still haven't figured out why, but who am I not to oblige you?

This subsection of the site has been established to help keep tabs on shows and conventions that I'm planning—or at least considering—attending. You can also find fun information on pervious conventions, like hilarious stories and incriminating photos, as well as find out how to potentially bribe—er, I mean, invite me to come to your shindig. This is a work in progress, so expect to find a little sawdust on the floor. Hey, you! Wipe your feet!

Upcoming Shows and Conventions

Below are a list of shows and conventions the GPF team are considering or planning to attend. For each one, you'll find a "Status" message that lets you know my current status for the con (definitely going, planning but not confirmed, absolutely won't go, etc.). Keep checking this section often, because this is the part of this page most likely to change.

[HeroesCon 2014] HeroesCon 2014, Charlotte, NC, USA, June 20-22, 2014. We added this con to our tentative schedule years ago at the request of our publisher, mostly becuase it was a relatively large con that was right in our backyard. Well, we never did ever make it there, we're no longer with that publisher, and we're now over 200 more miles away, so attending HeroesCon looks less likely than ever. That said, we always track when this one is, just in case.
Status: Unknown
[Anthrocon 2014] Anthrocon 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, July 3-6, 2014. "The largest anthropomorphics conventions in the world". GPF is not what I would consider "furry", but several webcartoonists have suggested I look into Anthrocon as a possible venue.
Status: Unknown
[Comic-Con 2014] Comic-Con International 2014, San Diego, CA, USA, July 24-27, 2014. North America's largest con devoted to comics and other graphic arts is back. Comic-Con is huge and is definitely one of our favorite cons, so we'll be looking for an opportunity to fly across country to join in once again.
Status: Unlikely, but who knows?
[InterventionCon 5] InterventionCon 5, Rockville, MD, USA, August 22-24, 2014. "Intervention (a combination of the words 'Internet' and 'Convention') is a creator-focused Internet Culture Convention started in 2010... Our goal is to bring together fans and different independent creators to party, educate, and appreciate the opportunities the Internet gives to all of us. We are similar to the Sci-Fi/Anime/Other fandom cons that we love so much, but we are focused on people who use the internet as the primary way to distribute their work and talk to their friends."
Status: Unknown, definitely a possibility
[Dragon*Con 2014] Dragon*Con 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA, August 29 to September 1, 2014. D*C was our very first con, and it's definitely it used to be one of our favorites. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this con attracts tons of sci-fi and fantasy fans and is was a staple on our convention circuit. Unfortunately, after rejecting Jeff as a guest several years in a row, it's unlikely we'll ever be back. Still, hope springs eternal...
Status: Highly unlikely
[Tsubasacon 2014] Tsubasacon 2014, Huntington, WV, USA, ????. "Tsubasacon is West Virginia's first and only anime convention... hosting over 1100 attendees.... Tsubasacon has been praised for its small-convention feel and hospitality while providing the people of West Virginia an experience comparable to larger cities." This con is practically in our back yard (or at least our home state) so it will definitely be on our radar for 2014 once a date becomes available.
Status: Unlikely; never responded to our queries last year

Putting on a Con? Need a Guest? Get Jeff! He's Cheap!

Looking for a mildly amusing guest for your show or convention? If you are, you'd better look somewhere else. But if you want me to show up, I'll try my best not to be too boring.

If you'd like to make an invitation, please e-mail me at jeff@gpf-comics.com with as much information as possible, including what, when, where, and why. How might be a good question to answer too; if you're willing to pay expenses (travel, lodging, food, etc.), you're more likely to get my attention. At the moment, I'm not picky about airplane seats or quality hotels, but paying out-of-pocket offers a little less incentive for me to reschedule my vacation days. If you have a Web address, make sure to include it in your message as well.

Please note that my schedule is very difficult to balance at the moment, so please accept my sincerest apologies if I cannot attend your event due to scheduling. At the moment, I'm juggling a job with limited vacation time and a young son who needs constant attention, so I'm extremely busy at the moment. Any shows and cons need to be scheduled around job stuff, my wife's vacation schedule, and potential babysitting opportunities. Obviously, the earlier you can lock me in, the better my chances of being able to attend.

I'm willing and open to attend many types of shows and conventions, from technical trade shows to sci-fi, comics, gaming, and anime conventions. If at all possible, I'd also like to bring with me copies of GPF books and merchandise, and potentially original art for sale. And I'll definitely be happy to autograph books, or speak about the wonders (and evils) of online cartooning until you force me to shut up or I put everyone to sleep. (Just give me enough advance warning to appropriately prepare. :)

Show and Con Reports

Looking for reports from our past cons? Well, we've moved those to a separate page. Check out the Show and Con Reports page, which now includes a nifty virtual travel map of everywhere we've been!

The Con Shirt of Doom!

Yes, my children. The GPF Con Shirt of Doom! now has its own online shrine. See what is most likely the most comprehensive collection on autographs in the online cartooning community, conveniently in wearable form (although we'll probably never wear it). Signed both by legends of the craft and people we don't know who defaced a Web page with some scribbles, it will eventually become the Mecca of Web comics everywhere. Bask in its elegance, only here (and where ever we go for cons and shows).

All convention logos are copyrighted and/or trademarked by their respective owners and are technically displayed here without permission. We use these logos only as icons to help our readers quickly identify shows that we are potentially planning to attend. If you represent one of the conventions listed here and would prefer to have your logo removed, please contact us and we will be happy to oblige.

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