About

Photo by YOSHI ANDREGO

Photo by YOSHI ANDREGO

 

WHAT IS GENGHIS CON?

Started in 2009, Genghis Con is an award-winning annual Small Press and Underground Comic Convention held on the Sunday after Thanksgiving at The Lake Erie Building, in Lakewood, Ohio.

Genghis Con’s purpose is to bring together and celebrate the regional proliferation of Independent Print Media that’s been growing and thriving between Chicago, Pittsburgh and Columbus with Cleveland at its center, with a heavy focus on the Art Form of Comics and the Craft of Storytelling, as well as the Small Press Print Medium.

There are plenty of other Comic Conventions that focus on fandom and mainstream pop culture. Genghis Con has been, and will always be, about the D.I.Y. ethic and the Independent, Underground Culture that maintains to be a place that fosters fresh, new ideas and the opportunity for more personal, open engagement between the creators and their readers.

One of the other missions of Genghis Con has been to make the show as accessible as possible, both to new creators and new readers. The exhibitor table rates and kept low, and we do some minor curating to ensure the full spectrum of exhibitors from long-time professional comics veterans to rookie zinesters, publishing for the very first time.

Genghis Con is also FREE, family friendly and open to the public.

WHEN IS GENGHIS CON?

Genghis Con 2017 is on Sunday, November 26th from 2pm to 7pm.

WHERE IS GENGHIS CON?

The Lake Erie Building is at 13000 Athens in Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Genghis Con is held in the second floor event space in a former industrial building that now serves as home to an eclectic mix of small businesses and artist studios. It’s easy to get to from I-90, with plenty of free parking.

The City of Lakewood, Ohio is the immediate large suburb just west of Cleveland. There are an abundance of restaurants, bars and places to check out. Lakewood is also just minutes from many of the other popular neighborhoods of Cleveland like Gordon Square, Ohio City and even Downtown.

GENGHIS CON SOCIAL MEDIA

facebook.com/genghisconcleveland

instagram.com/genghisconcleveland

twitter.com/thegenghiscon

HARASSMENT/SAFER SPACES POLICY

Genghis Con aims to be a safer space for all exhibitors and attendees: harassment or actions that are considered hateful or that make any attendee or exhibitor feel unsafe will not be tolerated. Offended parties are encouraged to contact the Genghis Con at genghisconcleveland@gm ail.com. Any report you want to submit will be strictly confidential. These kinds of reports and taken very seriously and we'll respond on a case-by-case basis - our priority is the comfort and safety of the individuals making the report. We reserve the right to remove any party from our events.