Heading to Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas this September? Well, shit just got real. On top of that annual kick-ass fest, the cats behind Mondo have announced the inaugural MondoCon event which will coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20th and 21st at The Marchesa Hall & Theater.
The convention will bring together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world's finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention will offer new artwork and products as well as panels and special screenings. A full schedule of events will be unveiled in the coming months, but for now Mondo is excited to present the first round of guests in attendance, including fan favorite artists & legends like celebrated comics artist and Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola, Basil Gogos, Geof Darrow and Bernie Wrightson.
To mark the occasion, Mondo is also announcing Mignola's poster for The Bride of Frankenstein (seen here).
Richey Beckett, Basil Gogos, Gary PullinAnne Benjamin, JJ Harrison, Arik Roper, Geof Darrow, Jock, Jay Shaw, Jason Edmiston, Phantom City Creative, Tiny Kitten Teeth, Francesco Francavilla, Mignola and Bernie Wrightson make up the guests so far.
Mondo has expanded in recent years to include a world-renowned gallery, becoming passionate purveyors of art, vinyl, VHS and a brand new area that was cryptically teased with this Iron Giant tweet. MondoCon will celebrate all of this and more, a chance for fants of film, art, collectibles & music to mix with their creators. Tickets for MondoCon will go sale Wednesday, June 4 at Mondo-Con.com. Single day tickets will are $35 and full weekend tickets are $70. A full weekend ticket to MondoCon will be included with all VIP badges for Fantastic Fest.