Sequential art fans who believe that the best things in life are free, as well as those who believe that its perfectly acceptable to wear storm-trooper armor in public, should rejoice at this weekends second-annual Free State FreeCon Comic Book and Toy Convention
in Lawrence. The two-day event, held in Building 21 of the Douglas County Fairgrounds (2110 Harper), includes dozens of vendors peddling comics, toys, statues, T-shirts and other geeky goodies. Special guests include local and national comic-book creators Josh Howard, Freddie Williams II, Jeremy Haun and Jason Aaron. The free convention runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Tonight from 7 to 10, the 21-and-older crowd can follow up day one of the convention with a Drink and Draw event, hosted by Astrokitty Comics, at Jackpot Music Hall (943 Massachusetts). Attendees are invited to pick up drawing materials and participate in a themed-art
contest over a brewsky. For more information on FreeCon and the Drink and Draw, see kcfancon.com/freestate2.html
or call 785-856-8607.
Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.