Maybe it’s just because we’re not going, so no one thought to invite us, but our notes on WonderCon parties are more scattered than ever. Please feel free to chime in in the comments with additional events:
CBLDF’s Drink & Draw Welcome Party!
Ring in WonderCon this Friday at the world famous 111 Minna Art Gallery with the CBLDF’s Second Annual Drink & Draw Welcome Party! Witness live art, mingle with your favorite pros and raise a toast to Free Speech!
The Rev. Dave Johnson, co-founder of the Drink & Draw Social Club will be presiding over a host of incredible artists including Spain Rodriguez, Paul Mavrides, Erik Larsen, David Mack, Jill Thompson, Charlie Wylie, Brian Azzarello, Larry Marder, Richard Starkings, Moritat, Ivan Brandon & more!
This party will also feature a special raffle to benefit the recovery of Underground Comix legend S. Clay Wilson.
The party is this Friday, February 27, 7:00 PM to 10 PM at 111 Minna Street Gallery. $5 suggested donation for CBLDF members; $10 suggested donation for non-members. The party is sponsored by Image Comics (www.imagecomics.com) and Last Gasp of San Francisco (www.lastgasp.com).
Cartoon Art Museums Annual WonderCon Party;
The Cartoon Art Museum’s Annual WonderCon Weekend Party will be held on Friday, February 27, 2008, from 8pm to 11pm. Admission to this ticketed event will be on a sliding scale from $10 to $35, with guests encouraged to contribute whatever they can to support the Cartoon Art Museum. Many of the featured artists and special WonderCon guests will be in attendance, including featured guests WATCHMEN co-creator Dave Gibbons and USAGI YOJIMBO creator Stan Sakai. Rare and signed books, prints and artwork will be raffled and auctioned throughout the evening, and additional special events and guests will be announced as the event approaches.
Special exhibitions featuring the comic art and props from the upcoming Warner Bros. film WATCHMEN; a look back at 25 years of Stan Sakai’s critically acclaimed comic book USAGI YOJIMBO; a spotlight on legendary Silver Age comics creator GENE COLAN; The Small Press Spotlight on RYAN CLAYTOR; and highlights from the Cartoon Art Museum’s archives will be on display. Please visit http://www.cartoonart.org or call (415) CAR-TOON for an updated list of special guests and events, as well as additional information about the museum.
iFanboy and Isotope Tiki Tour
This year our featured special guest host is Darick Robertson, artist of The Boys and Transmetropolitan!
We’ll be starting out early meeting up at 111 Minna for the CBLDF party w/ our pal Dave Johnson and then kicking off the tour in high style with a first tiki stop at the amazing Tonga Room at 9pm. Judging by the folks who we’ve spoken to about this event already I have a feeling this will be the best Tiki Tour ever!
We’ve been hosting semi-annual secret-route tours of San Francisco’s tiki bars since 2001 but don’t want you to feel left out, so for those among you who have yet to experience one of the Isotope’s famous tiki tours hosted by some of the coolest cats in the comic industry, feel free to check out these great photos from the legendary 2006 tiki bar madness tour or video from our 2007 tour with comic author Adam Beechen and our friends at iFanboy!
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