Hey guys! Horrorella here...
Listen up, poster fiends! This is possibly the best news you could possibly get this week. The first details from MondoCon have dropped, and it looks like this is shaping up to be a pretty damn badass event. But really, what else could we possibly expect out of Mondo?
The event will take place over a full weekend (September 20th and 21st*) and will include art works from Richey Beckett, Anne Benjamin, Geof Darrow, Jason Edmiston, Francesco Francavilla, Basil Gogos, JJ Harrison, Jock, Phantom City Creative, Mike Mignola, Gary Pullin, Arik Roper, Jay Shaw, Tiny Kitten Teeth and Bernie Wrightson - and that's just the first wave announced!
*NOTE: This also happens to be the first weekend of Fantastic Fest, which makes it even more perfect.
Con passes will go on sale this Wednesday, June 4th at Mondo-Con.com, and will cost $35 for single day, and $70 for the whole shebang. Also, if you are lucky enough to have scored VIP passes to Fantastic Fest, your admission to MondoCon is already covered.
The full press release is below. More details will be announced in the coming weeks, but now is definitely time to start getting excited.
Austin, TX--- June 2, 2014 -- Mondo is thrilled to officially announce its inaugural
MondoCon event, set to coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. The convention will bring together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world's finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention will offer new artwork and products as well as panels and special screenings.
A full schedule of events will be unveiled in the coming months, but for now Mondo is excited to present the first round of guests in attendance, including fan favorite artists & legends like celebrated comics artist & Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, Basil Gogos, Geof Darrow and Bernie Wrightson. To mark the occasion, Mondo is also announcing Mignola's poster for The Bride of Frankenstein (details on the print below).
FIRST ROUND OF GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE:
Richey Beckett Basil Gogos Gary Pullin
Anne Benjamin JJ Harrison Arik Roper
Geof Darrow Jock Jay Shaw
Jason Edmiston Phantom City Creative Tiny Kitten Teeth
Francesco Francavilla Mike Mignola Bernie Wrightson
Mondo has expanded in recent years to include a world-renowned gallery, becoming passionate purveyors of art, vinyl, VHS and a brand new area that was cryptically teased with this Iron Giant tweet. MondoCon will celebrate all of this and more, a chance for fants of film, art, collectibles & music to mix with their creators.
Tickets for MondoCon will go sale Wednesday, June 4 at Mondo-Con.com. Single day tickets will are $35 and full weekend tickets are $70. A full weekend ticket to MondoCon will be included with all VIP badges for Fantastic Fest.
To kick everything off, Mondo has unveiled a new (AMAZING) poster from Hellboy creator Mike Mignola (via EW). It's his take on THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, and it's absolutely incredible (I actually just drooled on my keyboard a little bit). This poster will go on sale on June 5th. As always, follow @MondoNews for details, and keep your fingers crossed.