|Start:||May 16, '09 10:00a|
|End:||May 16, '09 8:00p|
|Location:||UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City|
From the organizers of the annual Komikon, the ArtistsDen’ would like to invite you to participate in the hottest convention this summer, the KOMIKON SUMMER FIESTA on May 16, 2009 at the UP Bahay ng Alumni.
In line with organization’s goal to improve and propagate the Philippine comics industry, we have organized the first ever Komikon Summer Fiesta as an off-shoot from the four-year and still running Annual Philippine Komiks Convention, giving comics lovers and creators a chance to interact not just once but twice in a year! The Komikon Summer Fiesta would be similar to the longer running Komikon with a distinctive summer and Filipino fiesta theme as is the usual in most fiestas every May.
About the Philippine Annual Komiks Convention (KOMIKON)
Komikon aims to bring together different comic book artists/groups and publishers in a venue where they could present their talents, works and services to the public and, most importantly, to aspiring comic artists. It brings together different art groups and different generations of artists for a free exchange of ideas, breaks down stereotypes, and broadens the scope of comics – from international to local, sequential to strips, professional to amateur, and published to independent comics. The event would like to bring to people’s awareness the current state of the Philippine comics industry.
Komikon holds contests to encourage participation and to draw in a large attendance of people. The event area is divided into an exhibit area, an area for contests, an area for exhibitors’ booths/tables, an area for sponsors, registration/information area. The first annual KOMIKON was held last October 22, 2005 at the UP Bahay ng Alumni and has been successfully followed by three more years.
About the KOMIKON Summer Fiesta
Komikon Summer Fiesta 2009 is an off shoot from the annual Komikon. Participants, exhibitors and sponsors have clamored for having more than once a year convention. By holding a comics convention twice in a year, the organizers hope to further stimulate and encourage the re-growth of the Philippines komiks industry. The “summer fiesta” theme, is to give it a distinct Filipino flavor parallel to fiestas held mostly during summer. The Komikon Summer Fiesta will surely be one HOT convention!
Komikon Summer Fiesta Highlights
- Komikon Awards 2009 Call for Nominations
- Sneak Peak into the future plans for Komikon
- Featured Filipino Artists
- Games and Contests
- Comic Book launches signings
- Indie Tiangge
About the Organizers
The Artists’ Den is founded in the year 1999 by a group of 3 artists who dreamed of starting a group that would cater to the different art groups in the Philippines with different styles of drawing and beliefs. The artists and their followers are an unattended audience here in our country but the founding members believed in everyone’s potential to draw and reach for the stars. The group meets on a weekly basis to share views and update each other on the latest developments and news. The group also has a mailing list with more than 200 subscribers where artists convene online aside from the weekly meetings. Our organization has a long-term commitment to helping other artist groups, to promote goodwill among fellow Comic Creators and promote different works and activities among appreciative audiences.