Wow are we all Texas-centric or what? In Dallas CAPE will be taking place, and it sounds like a hoot with a Big Gay Brunch and everything:

DAY 1 (Friday May 4, 2007 9pm – 2pm) CAPE’s Live Art Show and comic artist jam is not to be missed. Come party with some of the best comic artists around the world in this unique, hypnotic underground hip-hop event – artists drawing, painting and sketching in tandem with the groovy sounds of DJ Aki. Headliners include: Daredevil and Kabuki artist David Mack, Mike Huddleston, Dave Crosland, Lea Hernandez and Dallasites James O’Barr, Brock Rizy, Kristian Donaldson and Kahlid Robertson. Artists will jump in and jam over the course of the evening. All art will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to support Child’s Play & The Children’s Medical Center.

CAPE Live Art Show: St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin in Dallas, 2730 Commerce St., Deep Ellum, 214-698-1511 DAY 2: (Saturday May 5, 2007 10-5pm) CAPE 3: Bride of Cape (Comic and Pop Culture Expo) hosted by those crazy peeps at, 2006 Eisner winner and 2006 Eisner winner Zeus Comics, brings you over 100 of the coolest comic book artists and writers across the country. Come chat with the likes of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Gail Simone, David Mack, Mike Huddleston, Scott Kurtz, Tony Bedard, Jose Villarubia, Jamie S Rich, Jim Mahfood, Lea Hernandez, Kristin Donaldson, Brian Denham, Marc Andreyko, Lisa Jonte and many more. 28 Weeks Later suggests you check-in with the HAZMAT tent before venturing on to the streets of CAPE – you wouldn’t want to contract the rage virus now, would you? The Break Room podcast will M.C. the entire days CAPE festivities – which allows fans a rare chance to interact with top creators in the comic industry, get sketches, talk comics and pick up some fantastic free goodies including 5,000 free comics at the largest Free Comic Book Day event in the World! Don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets for some smokin’ hot prizes too.

As if that wasn’t enough, have you been working on your costume for the CAPE costume contest? You should be, because there are some bitchin’ cool prizes. Find out who has the best of the best costume at 2pm. Categories include: Best Spider-Man Character, Best Anime Character, Best Overall and a Best 4 and under. Hosted by Mix 102.9’s Joe Kelly. Features celebrity judges Jagger of Jagger Morning Show and Dan Koller of Quick. We’ll have Spider-Man prize packs, DVDs, Blockbuster Online memberships, original art and much more!

CAPE 3: Bride of CAPE: Zeus Toys and Comics, Turtle Creek Village, 3878 Oaklawn Ave, Suite 100E, Dallas, TX 75219

DAY 3: (Sunday, May 6, 2007 10:30am) Big Gay Brunch. Zeus Comics wraps up a weekend of festivities for CAPE 3: Bride of CAPE with its first Big Gay Brunch for comic fans on Sunday. Guests of honor at the event include famous comic writers and artists such as Gail Simone, Marc Andreyko, Ian Shaughnessy, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Lea Hernandez and Jose Villarrubia. Other special guests include fiction writers Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon, Prism Comics President Roger B.A. Klorese and podcasters the Comic Book Queers.

The guests at this year’s gay and lesbian brunch are responsible for positive representations of gays and lesbians in comics. The brunch starts at 10:30am, be there or be SQUARE! Tickets are $20 and are available in advance at Zeus Comics, Call or email to RSVP 214-219-8697 [email protected] Seating is EXTREMELY limited.

CAPE would not be possible without the generosity of its sponsors: 28 Weeks Later, Korn Bowdich & Diaz LLP, St Pete’s Dancing Marlin, LiveWire Special Events, Courtyard Marriott, Orbitz, Christon Company, iDoc, Standard Waste Systems and Liquid Logixx.