Motsinger: GeekOut event honoring Asheville comic culture will replace Fanaticon


Carol Motsinger at the Asheville Citizen-Times reports that a new event will replace the defunct Fanaticon. From her story:

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Multiverse!

OK, once you are done shaking your head at that cheesy Man of Steel reference, hear me out: This pop culture community group is truly a superhero.

Multiverse Asheville, founded in August, recently swooped down to save Fanaticon, a 2-year-old Asheville celebration of comic books and comic book culture.

Fanaticon wasn’t exactly a damsel in distress. The organizers simply decided to not pursue a third festival this year. But Multiverse members couldn’t stand idly by and not revive the successful concept.

So from the Fanaticon ashes rose GeekOut 2012, a celebration of comic books, gaming, costumes, art and fan culture planned for May 11-12.

The decentralized convention will take place among a walking radius of downtown venues and businesses hosting dozens of themed events. GeekOut will also be free and offer programming options for all ages.


GeekOut 2013 set for May at UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center February 21, 2013 - 11:16 am

[…] year, the Multiverse Asheville group swooped in to put on GeekOut, which effectively replaced Fanaticon, a great event that the Asheville Art Museum put on for a couple of years before unceremoniously […]

Lovethebard March 14, 2012 - 8:50 am

This is fantastic! Thanks to Ken Krahl and Multiverse for saving the day!

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