We really weren’t sure what to expect from the very first MondoCon, so we went in with an open mind and zero expectations of this being like any other con we had ever attended. As it turns out, that was the perfect approach. MondoCon really is unlike anything we have been to before, and that’s a good thing.
The convention was broken up into just a few main areas at the The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX: the show floor, the theater, the lobby and the Mondo Booth. We did our best to experience a little of everything to bring back to you, the fans that couldn’t make it out.
The MondoCon Show Floor
Broken into two areas (Kirby and Ditko Halls) – vendors and artists set up shop to interact with fans and sell some art. There were hundreds of different Mondo posters directly available from artists. It was a struggle to keep my wallet in my pocket and eventually, thanks to the amazing artwork available at Phantom City Creative, I found myself buying the amazing Drax the Destroyer print (limited to 38) shown below.
Also (something we found really interesting) the folks at Industry Print Shop were on-hand screen printing TShirts and posters live.
Of all the exclusives we’ve ever seen at conventions, this was the most unique and now one of our favorites. Dogfish Head and Mondo teamed up to offer fans the first Mondo Beer. Thankfully we got our tasting in early. The beer sold out almost as fast as a poster on MondoTees.com
MondoCon – The Mondo Booth
Outside the Marchesa Hall & Theater, MondoCon set up a huge tent to house their “Mondo Booth,” where fans could pick from dozens of MondoCon exclusive prints, including posters, LPs, comic books, TShirts & pins.
We were there for the first ever MondoCon Panel “The Art of Toymaking” and “Designing Movies.” Photos and details from those panels coming soon to Nerd Fu.