INITIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR INTERVENTION 2012
Noted Webcomics creators to grace Maryland's only "Internet Convention"; Founders mark convention's 3rd year of inspiring digital creators.
ROCKVILLE, MD — March 28, 2011 – The initial round of twenty-eight guests for the third annual event Intervention, Maryland's only "Internet Convention", have been announced – and, in keeping with the convention's focus, all of the guests are creators who have made a name for themselves by sharing their creations on the Internet.
Among the first announced guests are Rob Balder, creators of the webcomic Erfworld – picked as one of TIME Magazine's top 10 graphic novels of 2007 – Shaenon Garrity, creator of the award-winning Narbonic and Skinhorse webcomics, Matt Blum, Managing Editor of Wired.com's GeekDad blog, Girls With Slingshots creator Danielle Corsetto, Devil's Panties creator Jennie Breeden, Sluggy Freelance creator Pete Abrams (one of the forefathers of the webcomics movement), and T. Campbell and Phil Kahn, whose webcomic, Guilded Age, is shelved in comic book stores across the country.
These creators – and more still to be announced – will be present at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville in Rockville, MD, from September 21st through September 23rd, for a weekend celebration of cyber-culture, geek life, and the creative opportunities of the internet. The event's co-founder, Onezumi Hartstein, said, "[co-founder] James Harknell and I wanted to put together an event that would compliment the existing print-centric conventions – we wanted to showcase the creators who use the Internet as their primary publishing method. We felt that web creators needed their own space, We're giving them that with Intervention." After successful runs in 2010 and 2011, this year will mark Hartstein's third time organizing the event.
The convention also features panels, educational content, children's programming, board and video gaming, an extensive Artist Alley, Live Action Roleplaying, musical performances, and plenty of giveaways. As in past years, there will be a charity auction to benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an international non-profit digital advocacy group that helps to defend civil liberties in the digital space.
Tickets for Intervention 2012 can be bought at http://www.interventioncon.com for $35 for the full weekend (through June 30, 2012); standard pre-order prices will increase to $40 afterwards.