Mark your calendar for one of our favorite local Austin Conventions – Staple! 2019! This is the 15th Annual Staple Independent Media Expo and is the Southwest’s premiere convention with over 200 creators of independent comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more!
Dates: Oct 12 at 11 AM – Oct 13 at 6 PM
One Day Pass: $10
Two Day Pass: $15
Entrance is free for kids 12 and under!
Tickets are ONLY available at the door and must be purchased with cash.
Location: Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave St, Austin, Texas 78702
Visitors can interact with artists, sit in on tutorials and panels, and enjoy refreshments from the venue’s full service food court. Highlights of the two-day event include a live art show benefit, educational panels, pre- and after-parties and family-friendly activities!
Other special guests and panelists for 2019 include:
*Ngozi Ukazu, creator of the graphic novel “Check, Please!” which remains the most funded webcomics Kickstarter ever
*Lilah Sturges, Eisner and Ignatz-nominated comic author based in Austin, and winner of the 2019 PRISM Award for her work on Lumberjanes
*Evan Narcisse, Austin-based journalist and critic for io9 covering video games, comic books, movies and TV, and author of “Rise of the Black Panther”
*Paul Maybury, author of “Last Stop on the Red Line” and contributing artist for Eisner Award-winning comics such as “Popgun”, “Blue Estate” and “Comic Book Tattoo”
*Danielle Corsetto, creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots and the author of BOO! It’s Sex, a sex ed WEBTOON drawn by Monica Gallagher.