Staple!: The Independent Media Expo Returns
Annual celebration of indie comics (and more) rocks the weekend
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
4:01PM, Wed. Oct. 9, 2019
Comics! Zines! Posters! Stickers! Sketchbooks! Any number of OC figurines lovingly sculpted by hand in, what, Fimo or something!
That’s both days of this weekend, yes – Sat., Oct. 12, 11am-6pm and Sun., Oct. 13, noon-6pm – and you know that Uncle Staple (the event’s canny and grizzled founder, Chris Nicholas) has lined up a diverse slate of entertainment for you this year, right? So many celebrated guests – Christina ‘Steenz’ Stewart – Noah Van Sciver – Ngozi Ukazu – Lilah Sturges – Rosemary Valero-O’Connell – Evan Narcisse – Carey Pietsch – Carl Antonowicz – so many informative and educational panels and presentations, so many fellow comics-and-indie-media enthusiasts to meet in the exhibitors room and adjoining lounge amid a bright spectacle of pictures and words and fandoms.
“This year is promising to be our best year yet,” says that grinning Uncle Staple. Of course, he always says that – except for that one year when he didn’t think so, and the happy crowds proved him wrong anyway – but, hey, if he’s right, he’s right. And it certainly wouldn’t be wrong for you, citizen, to join the comics-appreciating, game-playing, trivia-loving, creatively-inclined crowd for a day (or two) of camaraderie and celebration.
We daresay, “Excelsior!”