Zoom into Lake Erie Ink’s 9th Annual Kids’ Comic Convention March 19-20!
Registration opens February 25
This year we have a variety of virtual programs for people of all ages – INCLUDING panels for adults! The weekend kicks off with a conversation with comic book legend Brian Azzarello, followed by a full day of workshops with a slew of guest artists, all day comic panels for youth and adults alike and an evening program headlined by Alison Bechdel! See below for our full event list!
All programs and panels will be held virtually. Upon registration, details about accessing your virtual codes will be sent through email.
Comic Con Kick Off Event
All Ages (adults too) | 7-8:30 pm | Friday, March 19 | All Ages (adults too)
Join us for a conversation with Brian Azzarello, a Cleveland-grown comic book writer for D.C. comics! Brian Azzarello has been writing comics professionally since the mid-1990s and is know for many DC titles including the the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS!
Comic Con Workshops
Friday, March 19, after school for grades 3-6 | Saturday, March 20, 10:00 am -4:00 pm
Featuring a range of talented guest artists, participants will have the chance to learn the ins and outs of comics! Pop in to our after school workshops Friday afternoon!
Comic Con Panels
All ages | 10:00 am -4:00 pm | Saturday, March 20
Join us for a series of comic book panels that range in topics from representation within comics to making a living from your work!
All Ages | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Saturday, March 20
Join us for a program featuring a reading and Q&A with Alison Bechdel, known for her memoir Fun House, which became a Broadway musical. She is also known for her long running comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For. Alison’s comics have appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, McSweeney’s, The New York Times Book Review, and Granta.
Teen After Party
Grades 6-12 | after Evening program | Saturday, March 20
Evening program features cosplay and Comic Social Clubs with guest artists!
We are so happy to be able to offer this event at no cost to kids and families because of our partners and generous sponsors. However, your donation of $25 will go directly towards the cost of one of the teaching and guest artists. You can make your donation to support this year’s Comic Con here!