Most comic book conventions celebrate a wide variety of comics, companies, creators, and characters. However, there are two cons planned for the near future that are decidedly more focused in nature.
Sponsored by Ignition Sequence, MorrisonCon, occurring September 28-30 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, celebrates the writings of Grant Morrison. The premium-priced event is limited to 1,000 attendees and will feature panels, symposiums, art exhibits, one-on-one signing sessions, and "late-night mixers."
Morrison has hand-picked the guests to join him at MorrisonCon: Robert Kirkman, Darick Robertson, Jason Aaron, Jim Lee, Gerard Way, Jonathan Hickman, Frank Quitely, J.H. Williams III, and Chris Burnham.
Fables artist Mark Buckingham will be Fabletown and Beyond’s guest of honor. He’ll be joined by Kurt Busiek, Chris Roberson, Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Bryan J.L. Glass, David Petersen, Gene Ha, and Adam Hughes, among other creators. Numerous activities are planned, including panels, speeches, debates, a scavenger hunt, and more. Unlike MorrisonCon, Fabletown and Beyond will have a dealer’s room.
MorrisonCon and Fabletown and Beyond are indeed unusual, but they aren’t the first cons to focus on a narrow subject (see "Fiddler's Green Raises $45,000").