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spambot at 11:10AM, April 26, 2006
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Earlier this year the Random Pirate Comics crew was at both Sakuracon and Emerald City ComiCon. Both cons went pretty well for us, and we would love to do more shows this year. The problem is we can’t really travel that far to get to them for various reasons, so we’re wondering if anyone knows of any cons that will be in the Washington state or Oregon areas later this year or even next year.
I would be willing to go as far as California, but convincing my brother (who is the artists I work with) to go would be difficult. I’m in the process of trying to convince him to do APE next year.
So, any suggestions?

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
We now have a podcast called The Random Pirate Comics Show!
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Ronson at 11:14AM, April 26, 2006
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I think they have one in San Diego every year.
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spambot at 11:23AM, April 26, 2006
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Well yes, there is the San Diego ComiCon, but how are they in regards to independent comics?
We’re hoping to find some that focus more on that aspect of comics than on the big names, but hey, we’re up for whatever. :D

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
We now have a podcast called The Random Pirate Comics Show!
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skoolmunkee at 1:57AM, April 27, 2006
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Webcomics and independents have a pretty good presence at San Diego, just the prime real estate goes to the big publishers. Most people take the time to walk around the floor a little, and if the little guys have actually interesting-looking booths rather than the same type of booth as everyone else, they can do pretty well for themselves.

That said though, I assume buying any kind of space at San Diego is terribly expensive, on top of travel/hotel costs.

I know for the last 2 Augusts there has been a mini-con (2 days) named Fandemonium in Boise. I wouldn't be able to tell you too much about what is going on this year, but they seem to be a con for all types of fan-type stuff (comics, webcomics, anime, cosplay, gaming, etc).
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spambot at 10:00AM, April 27, 2006
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Boise should be doable. I’ll have to look into. Thanks for the heads up.

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
We now have a podcast called The Random Pirate Comics Show!
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Hawk at 4:29PM, April 27, 2006
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I was about to suggest Fandemonium as well. I've gone each year and it keeps getting better. Typically I've been involved in the webcomics forum they hold and I hope to do likewise this year.

http://www.fandemonium.org
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Teh Tom at 4:34PM, April 27, 2006
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Just go kidnap the Penny Arcade guys and force them to throw you a con.
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spambot at 4:59PM, April 27, 2006
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lol
well I'm already down with Gabe and Tycho. http://www.penny-arcade.com/2006/04/03
In fact I promished them shirts when I see them at PAX :P

Fandemonium is sounding pretty cool though.

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
We now have a podcast called The Random Pirate Comics Show!
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ccs1989 at 6:37PM, April 27, 2006
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Did your website get ‘wanged’ after they posted that about you?
http://ccs1989.deviantart.com

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Hawk at 8:52PM, April 27, 2006
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lol
well I'm already down with Gabe and Tycho. http://www.penny-arcade.com/2006/04/03
In fact I promished them shirts when I see them at PAX :P

Fandemonium is sounding pretty cool though.

I remember them posting about you, too. I was like, “Hey! That's OUR Spambot!”
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spambot at 9:18PM, April 27, 2006
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Did your website get ‘wanged’ after they posted that about you?

It actually worked out great, because we got about 10,000 unique visitors while the post was on the main page, then it tapered off pretty quickly by the end of the week, so we had no outages.
I'm really grateful that they mentioned us as our regular readership since then increased about 1000% (from about 20 a day to 200 a day)
I've also noticed track backs to people's blogs, forums, etc. which have so far all said good things about our comics.

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
We now have a podcast called The Random Pirate Comics Show!
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Borneo at 4:52PM, May 11, 2006
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Earlier this year the Random Pirate Comics crew was at both Sakuracon and Emerald City ComiCon. Both cons went pretty well for us, and we would love to do more shows this year.

If your intrested we would be delighted to have you at Fandemonium this year. Our convention has always been a huge supporter of Indipendent Comics, exspecialy WebComics.

Our event is held at the Nampa Civic Center Idaho's second largest Convention & Events facility. Located at 311 3rd St. S, Nampa, ID 83651. Just off of Interstate 84, exit 35. I am not sure where you are comming from or I would post a google map to the exact location but here is a general google map link and you can enter in the start address:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=311+3rd+St+S,+Nampa,+ID+83651&ll=43.58381,-116.571121&spn=0.014424,0.042915&om=1

We would be happy to provide you with free addmitance into the convention and a free Artist Alley table. If your intrested please contact me at borneo@fandemonium.org

Also heres the info on the hotel group rate that we have secured this year for your conveniance:



Days Inn Nampa Group Rate discount is good for the following dates - August 3rd, 2006 through August 7th, 2006

Single/Double : $49.99
Triple/Quad : $59.99
Suite : $89.99

To reserve a room please call toll free : 1-877-442-0217
Fandemonium Group Rate Confirmation Code: “GR-213”

Make sure you tell them the “group rate confirmation code”
in order to get the discounted room rates.

Discount pricing Cut-off Date * July 20th * after which rooms
will only be available at full price. So get your room now.

-Borneo
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Blitz at 5:57PM, May 11, 2006
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Speaking of cons, can I count on any of the more Canadian members of the site to be at AnimeNorth?
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Aurora Moon at 7:29PM, May 11, 2006
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I wish I could go to cons :(

but unfountely, I can't travel very much and I haven't gotten any cons nearby North Dakota.
I'm on hitatus while I redo one of my webcomics. Be sure to check it out when I'n done! :)
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skoolmunkee at 4:07AM, May 12, 2006
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Borneo
stuff

Borneo is very nice and when I went to Fandemonium all the people attending were nice too. :) They even put me on a webcomics panel even though most people were there to listen to the Schlock Mercenary guy (also nice). :)
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spambot at 11:22AM, May 22, 2006
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Borneo:

Thanks for the invite! We’re in Washington state, so it’s about an 8 hour drive for us to get to the con according to a quick mapquest check, so it sounds doable for us.
I will double check with Jeremy (my bro/the artist for our comic) and see if he is interested, but if he can’t my wife and I could always run the table. I will get back to you as soon as I can!

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
We now have a podcast called The Random Pirate Comics Show!
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spambot at 1:51PM, June 7, 2006
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Well, it’s official, we will be at Fandemonium! (I got the time off from work approved today :) )

We will have our books for sale at the table, as well as whatever shirts, buttons and posters we have on hand.
I’m hoping to get stickers done for the con as well. This should be a lot of fun!

I'm also doing that other comic "Space Waffles".
We now have a podcast called The Random Pirate Comics Show!
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