Monday, October 21, 2013


CLEVELAND, OHIO- Now in its 5th year the Small Press Comics Convention, Genghis Con, returns to The Beachland Ballroom (15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, Ohio) on Sunday, December 1st, starting at 2pm. The convention brings the best and the brightest of the region's independent comics scene together for a day of celebrating comics. This year also sees some exciting new additions to the show, including live panel discussions and performances by some of Cleveland's favorite musical acts.

Genghis Con has established the tradition of having a Small Press and Underground Comics Convention in Cleveland on Thanksgiving weekend that showcases the talented artists, writers, and cartoonists drawn from all over rust belt and beyond. The focus has always been, and always will be, on the art and language of comics and visual storytelling, and the print medium.

2013 brings with it a handful of changes to the show to go along with the usual comics and self-published goodness you would expect from Genghis Con. The show this year will be held on Sunday, and doors open to the public at 2pm. During this convention, local podcast Comics Are Go! will be hosting a series of panel discussions that you won't want to miss.

The convention floor closes at 7pm, but that doesn't mean the fun is over. Directly after the main event, the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern will host a concert showcasing Cleveland's diverse musical talents. Performing will be the hard rockers All Dinosaurs, experimental vocalist Uno Lady, and hip hop come-uppers Smoke Noises (Smoke Screen + Ghost Noises).

The Beachland Ballroom is the ideal setting for Genghis Con. Much like The Beachland's role as part of the underground music community, our goal is to provide a venue for our visitors to discover surprising new cartoonist, and foster an environment for an open exchange of artwork, ideas, and dialogues. In addition to Genghis Con, the Beachland does have a Brunch that opens at 11am, and goes until 3pm, then the bar will be open, serving drinks and their regular menu until 11pm.

Admission to Genghis Con is still only $5. Further information, and a growing list of guests and exhibitors will be posted here at as we start to announce this year's exhibitor list. This year's registration is closed, but if you are still interested in exhibiting and want to sign up for the wait list, you can do so HERE.

Small Press Underground Comic Convention
Con opens at  2pm
Show starts at 8pm

Admission is $5.00

Sunday December 1st, 2013
Beachtend Ballroom & Tavern

15711 Waterloo, Cleveland

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