Saturday, September 09, 2006

Tears of Aphrodite! Portland Comic Book Show Cancelled!

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:

Karl Kesel
Fantastic Four writer/artist

Michael Eury
Writer/Editor Back Issue Magazine

Andy Mangels
Novel Writer: Star Trek, Star Wars, Roswell
DVD Special Features Writer

David Hahn
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!


Carl said...

Ohhh, that's gotta hurt! I've only had a couple of cons cancel that I was going to, thank God. One was called Kryton-con and was supposed to have all Superman related show stars from the beginning to Smallville. The 2nd I believe was the 2nd Dreamcon which sucked 'cause it apparently was the end of those conventions.
Welp, if you won the lottery or discovered pirate booty in your backyard, you could always come to the cons down here, I'm sure I could get Scott to get you guys a pass. Yeah, I know, the flight, the hotels and all that. Maybe by Megacon 2007...

Heidi Meeley said...

Carl, I think this is the second cancelled con I am aware of since I started attending them 9 years ago, so it is startling indeed. I am mostly just hoping that everyone involved is okay!

Jim and I would love to go to the Megacon, so I may hold you to that! I am hoping for a definite reversal of fortunes by then.

Take care!

p'La said...
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p'La said...

Kirk and I have been thinking about you and Jim also and we look forward to seeing you again. Kirk had mentioned Jim's name in a discussion about Machine Man #5 recently.
with fall and the holidays moving in, I'm thinking it would be hard to see you before Emerald City, but we are contemplating the visit either way.
Kirk has been on a landfall of work recently though, so it would have been difficult to arrange to come to the Portland Show. he can't wait to show off his goodies!
cya soon sweet girl!

Heidi Meeley said...

I am so glad to hear from you! I figured you have been very busy, and that Kirk has been as well. I was sad to see the Portland Con was cancelled, but am hoping for a trip to Portland sooner then later. If we can make that happen, I will give you a holler and see how your plans are.

Otherwise, it is a definite for Emerald City.

Take care!!