It's time again for our far-flung NCS chapter to gather for our annual cartooning weekend!
MAIN EVENT (Open to the public): Hear some talks by professional cartoonists and hang out with other cartoonists and cartooning fans (it's also a fun way to check out the NCS if you have ever thought about joining.) Come to Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicate for a great lineup of speakers:
Eric Scott (artist at Andrews McMeel Universal):
|The Dwayne Chronicles by Eric Scott|
Richard Graham, Univ. of Nebraska Professor and author of a new book on Rose O’Neill, Illustrator and inventor of the Kewpie Doll:
|Kewpie Doll art by Rose O'Neill|
Keynote Speaker: Wiley Miller, creator of prize-winning comic strip “Non-Sequitur”:
|Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller|
The weekend will also include a chapter meeting (NCS members only) and lots of socializing over meals and drinks (open to NCS members and anyone interested in joining the NCS).
FRIDAY, Oct 12:
Arrive at Aladdin Holiday Inn (Google Map). Social time to meet, greet, drink TBA.
SATURDAY, Oct 13:
7:30-9:30am - Breakfast at Aladdin Holiday Inn (Google Map)
10:00am - Meet in lobby at Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicate, 1130 Walnut St, Kansas City MO 64106 (Google Map). If you are driving in for the day there is a city parking garage right across the street from the AMU offices.
10:30-11:30am - NCS chapter meeting. (NCS members only)
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch courtesy of NCS N. Central Chapter
1:00-4:30pm - MAIN EVENT! Guest speakers Eric Scott, Richard Graham, and Wiley Miller, followed by raffle of original art, books, and other cartoon collectibles. Open to the public.
5:00pm - Cocktail party for N. Central Chapter hosted by John Glynn, President and Editorial Director, AMU
We have a block of rooms reserved for chapter members just a couple of blocks from Universal Syndicate headquarters where we'll be meeting. The rate is $129 per night single or double. Valet parking is $18. There are also city parking garages nearby that will be cheaper. Deadline for reservations is September 12. Mention you're with the National Cartoonists Society to get the discounted rate.
Aladdin Holiday Inn
Kansas City, MO 64105
We hope to see you there!
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