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Trey Wickwire
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Hey everybody!

Houston U-Con is coming soon. This year the con is August 2nd, still the first Saturday of the month, and we have a great show lined up.

Saturday August 2nd, 2008
9:00am to 7:00pm

Admission is
Adult $5.00
5yr to 12yr $3.00
Under 5 are Free
Tables are $35.00

Located at the Northwest Community Unitarian Universalist Church (NWCUUC)
5920 Hwy 6 North
Houston, TX 77084
Behind the Casa Ole

Guest list includes:
John Cboins - artist on Graveslinger from Shadowline Comics
Marc Moorash & Heather "Spleen" Stanley - writer and artist of Polyglot & Spleen from Seraphemera Books
Dirk Strangely - Writer of Enchanted by Darkness
Jarrod L Perez - Illustrator of Enchanted by Darkness
Ryan Burton - Writer of Flying Saucers vs the Earth from Bluewater Productions
Scott Chitwood - Co-Founder of Red 5 Comics and Writer of Afterburn
Rev Christopher Self - Writer of Sacktap Quarterly from Self Made Comics
Bill Ramey - Founder of the Batman-On-Film.com website
Kevin Brusky - Game Designer of the Order of the Stick game from Ape Games
Richard Leon - Game Designer of the New Gods of Mankind from Dark Skull Studios
Dave Nelson - Writer & Artist of Finding Elim
Trey Wickwire - Writer of Mamluk from Orang Utan Comics

Gaming Events
We have four rooms for scheduled games and a large area for pickup games and board games. Scheduled games will begin at 10:00am and run on 2 hour shifts till 6:00pm. A full gaming schedule will be posted once we have it finalized.

Game Masters and Demonstrators provided by:
Steve Jackson’s Men In Black (MIB) – Mark Andrew Faulkner
Katy Gamers – Kerry Harrison
Protocon – Charles Fewless & Herb Nowell

Panels
There will be several panels on the creation of comic books where you’ll be able to ask our guests questions and hear about their experiences through the entire process. From that original spark of an idea to the script and art to finding a publisher, printing and distribution all the way to seeing the final product sitting on the shelf at the local comic shop. A full panel schedule will be posted once we have it finalized.

Pre-Screening
There will be a prescreening of the Pit and the Pendulum, a stop-motion animated adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story from Ray Harryhausen Presents.

After Party
FBI Rocks II will be hosting our after party this year. At 7:00pm we will gather at the bar just a couple doors down from the con.

For more info:
http://www.comicspace.com/ucon/
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=12324371375

And if you want to see what last year’s con looked like, check out this great video done by our friends at Short Fuze Comix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CeFkjfCSlc

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Trey Wickwire
 
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Lee Massey
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Do you have a table charge of 35.00 for open games?
 
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JackFlash wrote:
Do you have a table charge of 35.00 for open games?


I'm guessing this was in jest, but just in case it wasn't, there is no separate table charge to participate in open gaming, the admission fee covers that. The table fee is for anyone wanting to have a table to display or sell their wares.
 
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I thought so, just wanted to be sure! I'm not a convention veteran!
 
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Wow, this looks very interesting! And not too far from me. We may check it out.
 
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Trey Wickwire
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sirkerry wrote:
JackFlash wrote:
Do you have a table charge of 35.00 for open games?:)


I'm guessing this was in jest, but just in case it wasn't, there is no separate table charge to participate in open gaming, the admission fee covers that. The table fee is for anyone wanting to have a table to display or sell their wares.


Hey Kerry, thanks for replying on that one for me and you are spot on! The table fee is for vendors selling their wares. $5.00 gets you in the door and all gaming is free as long as there's room at the table.

This year is going to be great! Kerry himself is organising some of the games and the guys from ProtoCon are handling some more. MIB will be there as well, giving demos of some of Steve Jackson's finest games.

Plus a lot of comic books and comic book creators. I hope to see everyone there!

Trey
 
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