King Con,
a new Brooklyn-themed convention, kicks off this weekend at the Lyceum, spotlighting the abundant cartooning talent of “America’s Fourth Largest City”. The guest list is very heavy on online folks — ComiXology, ACT-I-VATErs and Zudites — but that kind of points out where emerging and established cartoonists are hanging out these days. Other topliners include autiobio pioneer Harvey Pekar and author Jonathan Ames. Complete panel schedule is here.


The activities kick off tonight with a screening and party for THE ACT-I-VATE EXPERIENCE, a film about the web collective at the Lyceum. More info here.

We’ll be at the show tomorrow at least. We’re looking forward to a more relaxed gathering, and pound for pound, the guest lineup is a pretty exciting array of talent. Some peeps and their doings:

Becky Cloonan
Harvey Pekar
Vanessa Satone
Eric Skillman
Raina Telgemeier
Alisa Harris
Brian Heater
Tim Hamilton
Seth Kushner
J.T. Yost