My friends Kara and Tony Moore are putting their best comic-foot forward and starting a NEW comic convention in Cincinnati! There's stuff in Ohio... who knew, right?
They have a kickstarter for it here... and there are a few rewards from me! (both reasonable and fancy-level expensive)
If you're local to the area, there are already some AMAZING guests slotted to come. Give them a $1... give them a shout out on twitter, give them a pat on the back... anything!
I really admire anyone with the ambition to start their own convention... I know I'd pull all my hair out over taking on such a thing.