THE PITTSBURGH COMIC-CON TELLS THE PULSE ...

We at The Pittsburgh Comicon have a major announcement about our 2009 show. After sixteen years of holding our convention in April, circumstances have caused us to have to move the dates of our 2009 show from April 24, 25 and 26, 2009 to September 11, 12 & 13, 2009.

As you may have heard in previous announcements, the Pittsburgh
Comicon is slated to move to a new venue in 2009, (The NEW Monroeville Exposition Center), unfortunately the Center just won't be ready in time for our April dates. Likewise the host hotel, The Radisson Hotel-Monroeville is also going through renovations and they weren't going to be able to handle thousands of rabid comics fans by April either. So after much negotiations with the venue and the host hotel as well as surveying the comic landscape for good dates that didn't
clash with any other established conventions, we decided on the
September dates. (Sept. 11-13). What does this mean for you comics fans out there?! Well for one thing, we'll be able to approach new guests that were never able to make it for an April show. Other than that you can expect the same kind of love and devotion we've had for comics since our inception in 1993. We were disappointed that we couldn't keep our April dates, because the Pittsburgh Comicon has been like a rite of Spring for many, but we are excited about the brand
spanking new venue and having the ability to bring in some new guests that Pittsburgh Comicon fans haven't had the opportunity to meet before. As for vendors that pre-paid at the end of our 2008 show for our 2009 show, we are still holding booths for you for our new convention dates and we hope that you will all continue to support us.

Vendors and artists that want more details about our September dates can contact the Comicon office at 814-467-4116 or you can email us at pcomicon@floodcity.net. Our website ( http://www.pittsburghcomicon.com ) is in the process of being updated with our new dates, new contracts for vendors and artists, and maps of the new venue. All that information
should be up in the next week or two. Keep checking the website for the latest announcements concerning guests and events for our September show. We are looking forward to a great show in September and can only hope you will all continue to support us during our change.

Thank You,

Patrick A. Thomas
Marketing Director - Pittsburgh Comicon
http://www.pittsburghcomicon.com