So, you can’t make it to Comic Con this year, huh? Well me neither. But, don’t let it get you down. It just so happens that while everyone is having a grand ol’ time in San Diego, those of us that can’t make it will be partying up a storm thanks to the #NotAtComicCon Campaign! That is, if you’re lucky enough to be near one of the 55 comic shops participating in this event.
On July 24th, 55 comic book shops across the country will host unique parties in conjunction with ChinaShop Magazine and Dark Horse Comics to celebrate the highly dedicated culture of sequential art during the weekend of San Diego Comic-Con.
Branded #NotAtComicCon, based on the Twitter hash-tag those unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con have been using, the participating stores will create a fun and creative atmosphere where free drinks and over $200 worth of Dark Horse prizes will be available. In addition, Dark Horse Comics will make an exclusive announcement to fans at participating stores before releasing the special information to crowds in San Diego.
Plus, during the week of July 19th (that’s this week!), ChinaShopMag.com will feature interviews with well-established comic creators who aren’t attending San Diego Comic-Con to get their insight into the larger community rarely talked about in mainstream news outlets.
Fans are also encouraged to use the hash-tag “#notatcomiccon” when talking about the event to show the world the fun comic fans have – even outside the largest pop-culture convention. For more updates, follow @notatcomiccon and @chinashopmag on Twitter.
To see if a comic shop near you is participating in the #NotAtComicCon Campaign, check here.
#NotAtComicCon may not be SDCC, but I’ll take it! Luckily a comic shop near me, after an hour long drive, is participating in the event. It sounds like it should be a pretty fun time, and I’m a little intrigued by the Dark Horse announcement that will be made. Maybe if my luck holds out I might even win some of those Dark Horse prizes!