All aboard for MorrisonCon?
Hot on the heels of the San Diego Comic Convention comes Grant Morrison’s own (first annual?) MorrisonCon—a comic book and esoterica extravaganza curated by none other than comics’ own chaos magician in chief.
MorrisonCon promises “an intimate gathering featuring a hand-picked selection of some of the industry’s most exciting comic creators,” and the guest list doesn’t disappoint. Jim Lee, Darick Robertson, and (personal hero) Robert Kirkman are just a few of the high profile comic literati in attendance, for a con that promises fans serious face time with creators (and afterhours parties at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Body English night club…)
It goes without saying that David and I are huge fans of Morrison’s work. While his influence may be subtle in Wardenclyffe, his mind-bending classics, “The Invisibles,” “Animal Man,” and “The Filth,” are among my go-to sources of inspiration.
I’m thrilled that in this, a year when ComicCon may have finally hit the Hollywood saturation point, that a creator has stepped up to put together a con that celebrates comics and creators above all else. Of course, a review of the schedule shows a liberal dash of Morrison’s brand of personal weirdness, but that’s half the fun, right?
So, what do you think about MorrisonCon? Best thing to happen to comics this year? Or is just another sign of the apocalypse? After all, the Mayan long calendar is counting to none, and this is Morrison’s millennium.