This weekend STAPLE! hits in Austin, TX.

Our third show is this Saturday! March 3, 2007 in Austin at The Red Oak Ballroom.

What will it be like? See more photos from our 2006 show.

→ Doors open at 10am. Just $5.

→ Special guests Dean Haspiel and Brian Keene.

→ Independent Animation Panel and the unique literary performance of The Fiction Circus!

→ Officical STAPLE! program with original comics at the door. Prizes throughout the day.

You can see the guests here led by Dean Haspiel and Brian Keene. There is also programming:

11:00am – 12:00pm — The Fiction Circus! Wow to a display a daringly acrobatic literary lies, performed to musical accompaniment.

1:00pm – 2:30pm — Independent Animation! A panel of animators discuss the production of animated films, their relationship to comics, and how to pitch to large studios.

3:00pm – 3:30pm — Brian Keene! Renowned horror author Brian Keene reads from a selection of his chilling work.

4:00pm – 5:00pm — Dean Haspiel! Q&A with the artist of Billy Dogma and DC Vertigo’s American Splendor. Moderated by Scott Hinze of Fanboy Radio.

And PARTIES tonight and tomorrow:

Friday: The STAPLE! Meet and Greet is 7pm Friday night at Austin Books & Comics, located at 5002 North Lamar Boulevard. This festive pre-party has quickly become a STAPLE! tradition that sets the tone for the whole weekend, and is a great way to meet your favorite creators in a casual atmosphere at one of the best comic shops in the country. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday: The fun continues into the night at the STAPLE! after-party — Fistful of Live Art! Head downtown to Club Deville at 900 Red River for live art by Jim Mahfood, Dave Crosland and the first ever Live Art Battle Royale between local Austin Living Artists and members of the San Antonio Artslam Crew! Music will be provided by 3Deep and admission is FREE!

People say good things about Staple, and if you’re in the Austin area you probably don’t need us to tell you to go but…go anyway! Support indie comics!