If you’re like me, the last thing you want to think about right now is going to another con-like event. Otakon this weekend, and had it been any other weekend, I may have considered it. Next weekend is Philadelphia Alternative Comic Con and I’ll see what I feel like on Sunday. At the end of August is Baltimore Comic-Con. And I feel like there are a few things I’m missing. Are you feeling exhausted yet?
But on Sept. 11-12 is one of the highlights of my year — Small Press Expo. And this is my call to encourage you to volunteer if you’re going to be in town. You only have to commit to four hours and you’ll get free admission. You’ll have the opportunity to do awesome things like direct your favorite creator to the bathroom or the 7-Eleven across the street. You’ll make friends and have fun. And while I’m not saying the two things are at all related, Nate Powell was a volunteer one year and he now has an Eisner.
You’ll also get to hang out with me. And we’ll have removable tattoos.
I am not being asked to do this. I just really like volunteering at SPX and I definitely recommend it to everyone.