Monday, September 2, 2019

MondoCon 2019 Programming & Line-Up Unveiled!

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We are less than two weeks away from MondoCon 2019, and Mondo has released their 5th annual convention’s full line-up of guests and panels! The Blot is super excited for the return of Austin’s celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, music, games, toys, comics and food. It's a weekend curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists and creators from around the world, panels, screenings, interactive events, food trucks from local favorites including Southside Pizza, Peached Tortilla, and Lucky Lab Coffee, and of course Con Beer 2019, this year’s limited-edition collaboration with Austin Beerworks.

A stellar schedule of panels will include sneak peeks at what Mondo has up its sleeve for upcoming toys and collectibles, an in-depth discussion of soundtracks from Mondo Music Group and special guests, a design panel featuring artists Daniel Danger, Matt Taylor and Jock as they collaborate live with each other (and the audience) and take a poster from concept to completion and much more, plus an epic DIY Skateboard Workshop with MondoCon alum Sonny Day on both Saturday and Sunday.

MondoCon 2019 will take place September 14th and 15th in Austin, TX at the Palmer Events Center. MondoCon Two-day and Sunday Only tickets are available now here.

MondoCon 2019 Programming


Art of Toy Making
A behind-the-scenes look at the Mondo collectibles with the Toys/Collectibles team of Brock Otterbacher, Michael Bonanno, Hector Arce, Aaron White, and very special guests! This panel will give fans insight into the toy-making process, a first look at a few upcoming releases, as well as prizes and other toy-related fun!

Underscore: A Soundtrack Panel
Join Mo Shafeek and Spencer Hickman from the Mondo Music Group as they discuss how they approach creating new art work for soundtrack reissues from concept to completion. They will be joined on stage by Jon Dobyns founder of Anime label Tiger Lab and artist Alan Hynes who will be discussing his artistic process designing record packages for Mondo. Look out for new title announcements and some teases of forthcoming artwork. After a 60-minute panel discussion, the floor will be open to audience questions.

Canadian Horror Roundtable
The Mondo roster of artists with an appreciation for horror bleeds maple. Enjoy a roundtable discussion featuring Gary Pullin, Paige Reynolds and Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, Randy Ortiz, Sara Deck, Matty Ryan Tobin and Jason Edmiston. Host Mark Brickey (Adventures In Design) conducts a bunch of Canucks yapping about the delights held in darkness.

Draplin Design Co: "Things That Don't Have A Thing To Do With Graphic Design”
As a graphic designer, I'm lucky to make things for all kinds of things. But more and more, I'm realizing the profound impact it has on the things in the rest of my life. Things in my backyard. Things that hold things. Things for my nephew. And things on one of the saddest days of my life. That's a lot of things. Plus, we'll update you on all the things we've been up to, aside from all those other things. Tons of new things!

MondoCon Spotlight: Greg Ruth
Sit fireside with Greg Ruth as he discusses his storied artistic career. With a focus on pieces produced for Mondo including his staggering output for Twin Peaks, Greg shares his process and a surprise or two. Hosts Mitch Putnam, Eric Garza and Rob Jones helm a spelunking adventure through the mind caverns of a master.

Live Draw
Ever wonder how a poster comes together? Come watch as Daniel Danger, Matt Taylor, and Jock collaborate live and in person to design a movie poster in front of your very eyes. In this panel, the audience will have the opportunity to choose a title and then witness (and participate in) the creative process from start to... basically finish.

Mondo Talk
Join the creative team behind Mondo’s posters - Rob Jones, Mitch Putnam, and Eric Garza - as they discuss and share insights behind the process of putting together a Mondo poster. The panel will include a presentation of alternate concepts and directions, commentary behind some of the biggest releases of the year, and the opportunity to vote on direction for an upcoming Mondo poster. *Please note that we will be enforcing a strict NO CELL PHONE policy during Mondo Talk and NO PHOTOS or VIDEO will be allowed. Violators will be removed from the panel room.


Tickets for the day's panels will be issued at the panel hall entrance when doors open on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets will be one per person and will guarantee entrance into its respective panel up until the panel starts. Once the panel begins, we will be filling seats from a stand-by line which will start forming 30 minutes prior to each panel.


The full list of screenings will be announced soon. There will be screenings on Friday (September 13), Saturday (September 14), and Sunday (September 15). All of the screenings will be announced on Wednesday September 4th and will go on sale Friday September 6th at 12pm CST, with a limit of 2 tickets per person, per screening. In the interest of fairness to MondoCon attendees, the ticket pages will only be accessible via a link that is emailed out to all MondoCon ticket holders. Screening attendees must have both a ticket to that screening and a MondoCon wristband for that day. (Two-Day for Friday AND Saturday, Two-Day or Sunday Only for Sunday).


A new addition to MondoCon is an entire area dedicated to games. Mondo Games is proud to sponsor the Gaming Lounge where attendees will be able to play a variety of tabletop games from several game publishers including Keymaster Games (Parks, Campy Creatures, Space Park), Skybound Games (Superfight, Red Flags, Trial by Trolly), Pandasaurus Games (The Mind, Dinosaur Island, Dead Man’s Cabal), Restoration Games (Fireball Island, Downforce, Conspiracy) and of course Mondo Games (The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, Fate of Fantos, Video Vortex).

Attendees will be able to check out games for free and get first hand demos from the creative teams responsible for their creation and try their hand at Unmatched, the latest joint release from Mondo and Restoration games that is taking the hobby by storm!


MondoCon alumni Sonny Day is bringing his DIY Skateboard Workshop to MondoCon for two days of skateboard art workshops. Sonny will run the class through the design basics of skateboard graphics and talk about their influence on him as an artist and on culture as a whole. Attendees will get their own Mondo skateboard deck from PS STIX which they will be able to use as their canvas for their very own masterpiece.

Workshops will run both Saturday and Sunday with tickets for each session including a customizable skate deck and all the materials needed to get radical for only $75. There will be 3 workshops on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 30 at 1p CST and will be limited to 20 people for each session.


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59 Parks / NPR
Acme Archives
Arik Roper
Becky Cloonan
Uniquely Geekly
Bill Stout
Boris Pelcer
Burlesque of North America
César Moreno
Claire Hummel
Dan McCarthy
Daniel Danger
DDC / Aaron Draplin
Erica Williams
Florian Bertmer
Francesco Francavilla
Galactic Gallery
Gary Pullin
Greg Ruth
Jason Edmiston
Jay Ryan
JC Richard
JJ Harrison
John Vogl
Jonathan Burton
Justin Santora
Leslie Herman
Matt Ryan Tobin
Matt Taylor
Matthew Woodson
Nicole Gustafsson
Oliver Barrett
Phantom City Creative
Richey Beckett
Rob Jones
Ryan Duggan
Sachin Teng
Sam Turner
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Sara Deck
Scott C
Stan & Vince
The Vacvvm
Todd Slater
Jesse Hernandez
Laser Wolf Attack
Miles Tsang
Nimit Malavia
Cameron Stewart
Mad Duck Posters
Zeb Love
Rory Kurtz
Sonny Day
Rough Trade Books
Static Medium
Mike Mitchell
Jen Bartel
Industry Print Shop
Lineage Studios
Alex Pardee
Drew Struzan

Burning Witches Records
TerrorVision / Graveface
Enjoy The Ride Records
Arrow Video
Vingar Syndrome
Cadabra Record
Death Waltz Records
Keymaster Games
Skybound Games
Pandasaurus Games
Restoration Games
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