Genghis Con is Cleveland's Small Press and Underground Comics Convention.

Friday, November 27, 2015

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1- Gary Dumm
2- A: Ron Hill
2- B: Laura Dumm
3- A: Amalia DeGirolamo
3- B: Sequoia Bostick
4- A: Oberlin Comics Collective
4- B: Melissa Mary
5- Justin Will
6- A: Clare Kolat
6- B: Tim Switlalski
7- A: Angela Oster
7- B: Ashley Ribblet
8- Daniel Wyke
9- John G
10- A: Aaron Lange
10- B: Jake Kelly
11- A: Kevin Fagan
11- B: 80 Proof Comix
12- A: Easy Press
12- B: Jack Reese
13- A: Sophie Goldstein
13- B: Carl Antonowicz
14-A: Amber Esner
15- B: Phoebe Thomas
15- A: Dave Arhar
15- B: David Wilson
16-Ted Sikora
17- Matthew Chojnacki
18- Derf
19- Guide to Kulchur
20- A: Nicholas Kratsas
20- B: Julia Eff
21- A: Alexis Spanos
21- B: Shari Ross
22- A: Max Bare
22- B: Kris Lachowski
23- Cowboy House International
24- A: Pat Kain
24- B: Dan McCloskey
25- Frank Santoro
26- A: Nate McDonough
26- B: Nils Balls
27- Royal Oak Comix Party
28- Tinto Press
29- Mullet Turtle Comics
30- One Percent Press
31- Czap Books
32- A: Jessi Zabarsky
32- B: Matthew New
33- A: Jenn Lisa
33- B: Juan Fernandez
34- A: Simon Reinhardt
34- B: Bryn Adams
35- A: Silver Kraken
35- B: Erika Lavin
36- A: Kris Starlein
36- B: Kit Vasey
37- Sarah Sobole
38- A: OOF! Comics + Animation
38- B: Sean Dempsey
39- Bruce Worden
40- Rust Belt Monster Collective
41- Rust Belt Monster Collective
42- A: Joe Kuth
42- B: Jason Young
44- Tom Williams
45- A: Steve Myers
45- B: Illiterature Press
46- A: Calvert Comics
46- B: Thunder Khan
47- A: Tymothi Godek
47- B: Steve Harrison
48- Secret Landscape
49- A: Kelsey Cretcher
49- B: Jillian Leigh
50- Bob Corby
51- Nix Comics
52- Narrier Publishing
53- A: Ben Jammin & Paul Jessup
53- B: J. Caleb Mozzocco

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Genghis Con returns to the Cleveland area for its 7th year! Join us on Sunday, November 29th from 2pm to 7pm at the Lake Erie Building (AKA the Screw Factory, 13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood OH). Come find out why Cleveland Magazine called us the Best Comic Convention in the city!
Small Press Underground Comic Convention
2pm - 7pm
Sunday November 29th, 2015
Lake Erie Building
13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood
RSVP on Facebook!

Genghis Con Dance-N-Draw

Come to Mahall's the Saturday night before Genghis Con for our kickoff Dance-N-Draw!
Music by DJ Mimi Lean
DJ White Rims -
& DJ Rachel H (of WRUW's Guilty Pleasures) -
Art Supplies will be provided by Blick, but feel free to bring your own!
See you on the dance floor!-RSVP on Facebook!

Friday, October 16, 2015

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Genghis Con 2015, November 29th
Poster by John G

We're excited to unveil not only John G's poster for this year (see above), but also the exhibitor list! Be sure not to miss Genghis Con 2015, on Sunday, November 29th at the Lake Erie Building!
Updated November 5th * Cleveland based

Saturday, July 4, 2015

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We're excited to announce that registration for Genghis Con 2015 is open! Click here to apply for a table at this year's show EDIT: APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Once again, Genghis Con will be held at the Lake Erie Building (13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood OH 44107) on Sunday, November 29th from 2pm to 7pm. Registration closes August 20.

More details to come, so in the meantime be sure to follow Genghis Con on facebook (, twitter ( and tumblr (!

- Genghis Con Crew

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Thanks so much to everyone who took part in Genghis Con 2014 and made it our best show yet - we had a record turnout. We couldn’t ask for a better group of exhibitors, volunteers and the fantastic staff at the Lake Erie Building, plus everyone else who helped us along the way, like the Root, Barrio, CIA, Jakprints, Mahalls…

If you get a chance, be sure to check out our album of photos from the show on Facebook, taken by our buddy Yoshi Andrego at Turnstyle Films. Speaking of which, thanks to everyone who was able to come out to the Draw Hard / Root Hog or Die screening.

 There’s still quite a while in between now and then, but we’re happy to say that the seventh annual Genghis Con will be held at the Lake Erie Building, November 29th, 2015. Mark your calendars and watch for more details in the months to come. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, as always feel free to drop us a line - genghisconcleveland at gmail.

See you next year!
Kevin and John,
Genghis Con Crew

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - Genghis Con, the Small Press and Underground Comics Convention, will be returning to Cleveland for its sixth year this November with some exciting changes. For the first time, Genghis Con will be held at the spacious Lake Erie Building (13000 Athens Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107) from 2pm to 7pm on Sunday, November 30th. In addition to a new location, the show will be free to attend, dropping the admission charge of years past. The convention brings together the best and the brightest creators of the region for a day of celebrating comics and zines. The new Lakewood location promises a larger number of exhibitors than ever before.

With as much that is new, Genghis Con is still tied to its established tradition of showcasing the talented artists, writers, and cartoonists drawn from across the rust belt and beyond on the weekend after Thanksgiving. The focus continues to be placed squarely on the art and language of comics, visual storytelling, and all print media.

After a hallmark year in 2013, expect to see several of last year’s additions to the show continue in 2014. Genghis Con will again be held on Sunday, and the event will be open to the public from 2pm to 7pm. Local podcast Comics Are Go! will return to host an episode from the convention floor.

Moving Genghis Con to the West Side will cast a different light on the show while still embracing a distinctively “Cleveland” feel. The Lake Erie Building, also known as the Screw Factory, is an old automobile factory that has since become the home of artist studios and is an active exhibition space. Located near Madison and W117th, the Lake Erie Building is easily accessible by public transit and by car, with plenty of on-site parking. Beginning at 3pm, Barrio will have their award-winning food truck parked outside, serving gourmet tacos (and yes, plenty of vegetarian and vegan options will be available).

The festivities will begin on Saturday night, with a kickoff party at Mahall’s 20 Lanes (13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 - within walking distance of the Lake Erie Building). Headlining this event will be a double-feature of comics documentaries: Root Hog or Die, about the 25 year career of cartoonist John Porcellino’s beloved self-published King Cat series; and Turnstyle Film's Draw Hard, which turns the camera on Cleveland cartoonist/illustrator John G. Both artists will be exhibiting at the convention on Sunday.

Admission to Genghis Con and the kickoff party will both be free. Visit for further information. A growing list of guests and exhibitors can be found at Any artist interested in exhibiting is welcome to sign up for the waiting list found at

Small Press Underground Comic Convention
2pm - 7pm
Free Admission
Sunday November 30th, 2014
Lake Erie Building

13000 Athens Ave, Lakewood

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Genghis Con Cleveland 2014 poster by Jessi Zabarsky
Here it is*, the official list of exhibitors at this year's Genghis Con (on Sunday, November 30th, 2014)!

Updated October 30th
* in no particular order
Genghis Con Cleveland 2014 poster by Kevin Czapiewski