(Above, 2008 Eisner Award Winners)
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed this bit at the end of the Finger Award PR we just ran:
The awards will be presented during the Eisner Awards ceremony at this summer’s Comic-Con on the evening of Friday, July 24, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
which is a new location for the Eisners, which have been held at Ballroom 20 for the last few years. With the Convention Center itself closed at night, this venue tended to give the Awards and post-Awards cocktail party a kind of “remote” feeling. With the biggest collection of actual comics stars at the Eisners each year, this should be the “must do” party for the comics crowd…hopefully the new venue, in a spanking new hotel, will help that.
OF course, a new locale will probably make it harder for us to camp out in a dark corner and plug in our laptop so we can live blog, too…so…we’ll probably be nostalgic for Ballroom 20 in no time.