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2007 MoCCA Art Festival Expands

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The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s 2007 MoCCA Art Festival just got bigger.

Faced with an unprecedented flood of exhibitor applications for the 160 exhibitor tables filling the three ground floor ballrooms of New York’s historic Puck Building (295 Lafayette Street at Houston), festival organizers have decided to add space upstairs for more exhibitors.
“We’ve never had this many applications this early before.  When we started processing exhibitor applications at the beginning of November, it quickly became clear that the number of people who wanted to exhibit was going to greatly exceed our capacity,” says MoCCA President Ken Wong.
“Within just a few weeks, we were officially sold out.  But the applications are still coming in, so we decided we had to do something to accommodate more people.”

The solution that Art Festival organizers came up with was to convert the Puck Building’s elegant seventh-floor Skylight Ballroom from a lecture hall into exhibitor space.  By shifting panel sessions to the museum itself (located just two short blocks west), festival organizers were able to instantly add another 60+ tables.

“There are so many talented and enthusiastic creators out there who deserve a place to showcase their work,” says Wong.  “Knowing how many creators wanted to get in, we were thrilled to find a way to increase our capacity.”
About the 2007 MoCCA Art Festival.

The 2007 MoCCA Art Festival will take place the weekend of June 23-24 at the historic Puck Building (295 Lafayette Street at Houston) in downtown Manhattan’s famed SoHo arts district.  The festival will be open to the public from 11:00am to 6:00pm both days. Admission starts at $8/day or $10/weekend but is only $5/weekend for MoCCA members.

The MoCCA Art Festival, held each June since 2002, offers a unique venue to see and purchase comics, mini-comics, web comics, graphic novels, animation, posters, prints, original artwork, and much more.  Thousands of people who love cartoons and comics  -- from hardcore collectors and enthusiasts to the merely curious -- come to the Festival each summer to meet, talk to, and purchase works from some of today’s best cartoon and comics artists, writers, editors, and publishers.

Each year, the Festival also invites dozens of well-respected creators, scholars, and other experts to participate in a two-day slate of lecture/discussion panels on a wide range of comics and cartoon topics.
With additional space now available, those who wish to exhibit at the 2007 MoCCA Art Festival can download Exhibitor Applications & Guidelines from the museum’s website (www.moccany.org).

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