Yesterday, Humberto Ramos, the Mexican comic book creator, currently topping the charts with Champions #1 for Marvel declared that he had chosen not to attend comic book shows in the US, in states that had voted to elect President-Elect Trump.
He was, today, joined in that by American creator George Pérez, co-creator of the New Teen Titans, also joined that number.
After making his views of disappointment with the election results, and the country as a whole known online, he decided to delete his Facebook account. The George Pérez Website Facebook page page, then posting his planned convention schedule. Perez has committed to fulfilling those shows he had signed up to, through 2017, but will restrict his appearances afterwards to Clinton-voting states
MY 2017 CONVENTION SCHEDULE (UPDATED AGAIN)
WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO ADDED
I had mentioned that there were a few shows still being negotiated and now they have been finalized. So, here is my updated convention schedule. Stay tuned for any other additions or changes.
January 7–8: Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention, Los Angeles, CA
January 14-15: Albuquerque Comic Con, Albuquerque, NM
January 28: North Texas Comic Book Show, Dallas, TX
February 17-19: Amazing Arizona Comic Con, Phoenix, AZ
April 29–30: East Coast Comic Con, Secaucus, NJ
June 23-25: Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, Las Vegas, NV
July 7-9: North American Science Fiction Convention, San Juan, PR
July 28-30: Florida Supercon, Miami, FL
August 10-13: Fetish Con, St. Petersburg, FL
August 19-20: Terrificon, Uncasville, CT
August 26-27: Wizard World Chicago, Chicago, IL
September 1-4: Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA
October 20-22: Grand Rapids Comic Con, Grand Rapids, MI
So, yes, if they remain in Florida, next year’s Fetish Con will be Peréz’s last for some time…