Happy New Year!

10 Jan

We here at STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo hope you had a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season and are ready for a great 2005! We’re very excited to make the following announcements!

Early Registration Deadline:

Exhibitor tables at STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo are a reasonable $50 for a full 8′ table and $30 for a half table. After the Early Registration Deadline of January 31st, those prices will increase to $70 and $50, respectively. So don’t delay! If you’d like to be an exhibitor at STAPLE! go to the Registration page to download your registration form and send it in today!

More confirmed guests:

Scott Kurtz www.pvponline.com Scott has wanted to be a cartoonist since he was 9 years old. Although he created comics all throughout elementary school, high school and college, his work first appeared on the internet in 1998. Scott’s earlier strips Wedlock and Samwise earned him his first (albeit small) online audiences and gained him notice in the computer gaming industry. PvP debuted on May 4th 1998 and has run ever since. PvP is now read by over 100,000 people daily online and collected in comic books every month by Image Comics.

Scott will be joining Lea Hernandez, Barb Lien-Cooper and Aaron Romo for the STAPLE! Webcomics panel discussion.

Chris Moreno www.chrismoreno.net Chris is a rising star in the comics industry whose current project, Dracula Vs. King Arthur, makes its debut this year. Having cut his teeth on a two-year run on Tony DiGerolamo’s The Travelers, Chris has provided illustrations for gaming companies like Burning Wheel, and Kenzer & Co. on their Hackmaster game products, covers for Knights of the Dinner Table magazine, interior artwork for Tony DiGerolamo’s Complete Mafia for d20 (coming out later this year), and has collaborated with artists like Mike Avon Oeming and Tommy Castillo. His 5-page story ‘Monkey in a Wagon Vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel’ is in 2004’s Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: Even More Fund Comics anthology. His creator-owned project, The Rot Pack, will be debut next year.

Rafael Navarro www.sonambulo.com By day, he’s a storyboard animator on such shows as Stripperella, JL, and Xiaolin Showdown. By night, he’s the creator and artist of the Xeric Award winning cult classic Sonambulo, published by Ninth Circle Studios.

Chris and Rafael will be on the STAPLE! Independent Comics Creators panel with Shannon Wheeler, Jessie Garza, and Drew Edwards.

Fanboy Radio’s www.fanboyradio.com own Scott Hinze will be moderating the panels at STAPLE!

More exhibitors:

Leo McGovern www.antigravitymagazine.com Steven Noppenberger www.angrydogpress.net Christine Pointeau www.riverbynight.com David Hopkins www.antiherocomics.com Zach Taylor www.gnourg.com Ismael Cavazos www.i-c-art.org Dave Lamplugh www.ycrft.angelcities.com/index.htm Nate Southard, Danny Blount www.frequencypress.com Chad Hopper www.palfloat.com Jessica Champion www.arcadedistro.com Shawn Granton www.microcosmpublishing.com

For the current full list of exhibitors go to the Exhibitor page.