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The summer of Pop! Goes the Icon begins!

Comic convention season is upon us, and we’re giving you all sorts of opportunities to meet, greet and heckle the hard-working writers, artists and editors who endeavor to bring you the freshest alternative comics this side of the Mississippi. Here’s the run-down for the next month or two:

Pop! Goes the Icon Commander-in-Cheif Pj Perez heads to the Mile High City for Denver Comic Con from May 31-June 2. He’ll be at Artist Valley table J-5 (not far from future Omega Comics Presents contributors Dan Schkade and Jesse Snavlin at I-13 and Tales from the Boneyard/Tales from Fremont Street contributor Deryl Skelton at J-12) with the full line of Pop! Goes the Icon comics (currently in print), plus he’ll probably be shaking hands, doing sketches and trying really hard to get good phone reception.

That same weekend, right here in Sin City, Tales from the Boneyard/Tales from Fremont Street contributor F. Andrew Taylor (plus special guests?) will be manning the first-ever Pop! Goes the Icon Pop! Up Store at the spring Neon Bazaar in downtown Las Vegas on June 1. It’s a fun, one-day pop-up retail event featuring mom-and-pop retailers, artisans, food trucks, and much more, all in the center of the New Downtown action! If you ask nicely, Andy will probably do a sketch for you, too … or maybe tell you about the secret project we have lined up for the near future.

Two weeks later — yes, only two weeks! — it’s back to Las Vegas for Pj Perez as he holds court at the first-ever Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, happening at the South Point Hotel & Casino from June 14-16. There’s a really great line-up of superstars for this first-time event, so come for the big wigs, stay for the indies!

And don’t think we’ve forgotten you Midwest folks — our ever-busy, ever-booked Omega Comics Presents writer extraordinaire, Russell Lissau, will be appearing at Anime Midwest in Rosemont, Ill. from July 5-7. There, he’ll join Amala’s Blade writer Steve Horton for a panel discussion on Saturday called “Ghosts, Assassins, Zombies, and Murderers,” during which Russell will talk about his upcoming crime graphic novel he’s working on with John Bivens, Old Wounds, which we’ll be happily bringing to the world in the next year.

Phew! That’s a lot of great creators covering a lot of square mileage across this here U.S. of A. We hope you can make it out to one of these fine shows, and if not, well, stay tuned to our events page for all of our upcoming appearances. Or subscribe to our fancy-schmancy newsletter! Or if you spend your days on Facebook, we’re there, too. Or Twitter. Or Tumblr. We’re social like that.

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