The American Association of Editorial Cartoonists has opened its annual convention to the public for the first time and called it either #!&% Cartoons!! or Damn! Cartoons. Local cartoonists Matt Wuerker, Anne Telnaes, Tom Toles, and Nate Beeler will be attending. Also appearing are Bob Staake who draws for the Washington Post, Kevin 'Kal' Kallaugher from our sister city of Baltimore along with New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly and many others from the dwindling field. Censored Malaysian cartoonist Zunar will be presented an award by the Cartoonists Rights Network (which is based in NoVa). On Saturday, the day is filled with chalk talks where a cartoonist draws while speaking. At least 12 Pulitzer Prize winners will be there, so bring your autograph book.
September 14-15, George Washington University, $10.