J. M. DeSantis

A Word About Conventions and Shows in 2014

JMD Convention Booth

Until recently, I hadn’t updated my convention and show list for 2014 (on the Events & Shows page) in some time. This may come as a surprise considering I was an exhibitor or participant in an event nearly every month last year. This year is going to be a little different, at least for a while, and so today’s blog post is to give you some information about what to expect. 

This time of the year I’d typically announce upcoming appearances at MoCCA Fest and Bronx Heroes Comic Con, if not other events as well. However, for those of you who look for me at these conventions, I’m sorry to disappoint you that I won’t be attending them this year.

I’m still working my first year as a full-time art teacher, as well as balancing time for my work (especially my graphic novel, Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows) and attending classes at night to get my Alternate Route teaching certificate (a certificate in addition to my Bachelors in Art). Considering the work load (which I’m still adjusting to), and that some of the aforementioned classes meet on Saturdays (a typical day for conventions), I felt it best to focus on my classes, my work and my job until this first year of teaching and the classes therefor are behind me.

Rest assured I will be exhibiting again after the month of June. I’ve already been approved for both Boston Comic Con (August 8 – 10, 2014) and Baltimore Comic-Con (September 5 – 7, 2014). And, of course, my application is already in for space at New York Comic Con in October. (Keep your fingers crossed.)

If there are any conventions you want me to look into exhibiting at this year or even next year, or if you’ve been to one (as an attendee or an exhibitor) which you think is worth looking into, please let me know in the comments section below. It’s not always easy finding new conventions, and I always appreciate a good recommendation. After all, recommendations are how I started exhibiting at the Comic Cons in Baltimore and Boston in the first place.

J. M. DeSantis

J. M. DeSantis is a writer and artist (Write-ist), best known as the creator of the Indian dark fantasy heroine, Chadhiyana (chadhiyana.com) and the humorous web-comic, Gentleman Cthulhu: Emeritus Moribus Monstrum (gentlemancthulhu.com). DeSantis has also authored a number of short fiction and artworks. Support his work as well as this blog through J. M.'s Patreon at: patreon.com/jmdesantis.

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