It is with great sadness that I report that the October 8 offering of the bi-annual Portland Comics Book Show has been cancelled. The official announcement reads as so:
"To our Fans, Exhibitors, and Creators:
Due to scheduling difficulties, we find it necessary to cancel our October 8th Portland Comic Book Show.
We hope everyone that looks forward to our show will forgive us for canceling an advertised show.
This is our first show cancellation in 28 years and hopefully our last.
We look forward to seeing everyone at our next show on February 18th, 2007 in the Exhibit Hall of the Memorial Coliseum at the Rose Quarter.
Confirmed guests thus far:
Fantastic Four writer/artist
Writer/Editor Back Issue Magazine
Novel Writer: Star Trek, Star Wars, Roswell
DVD Special Features Writer
Bite Club artist"
What makes this announcement even sadder is that George Perez was scheduled to be at the October show, and we were also hoping to see Kirk and Pamela Jarvinen.
Now Jim and I will just have to save our pennies for the Emerald City Comicon coming in 2007. That is a long time to go between shows though- I hope we don't go into withdrawals!