If you still lack a reason to skive off work the afternoon of Friday, June 27, ACE will save you. Obviously you can’t work; that is the first day of the Albuquerque Comic Expo. A diligent skiver will make good use of the 2-6pm window of awesometunity. Opening day is themed Comic Creator Day, and visitors to the NE/SE Exhibit Hall of the Albuquerque Convention Center (401 Second Street NW) can hobnob with local talents like Robert Saiz (Mythica) and John Sumrow (Buddha Bot, Infinite Bacon), as well as farther-flung creatives Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (Rat Queens), and Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos (Transmetropolitan). Panels and fan-squee and autographs, oh my!
Don’t miss this chance to share a little love with someone who created comic magic. Find the juicy details at abqcomicexpo.com, and remember that—for good or evil—not all cosplay wardrobe malfunctions get sorted before opening day. If you are directly involved in a non-profit organization, keep an eye out for ticket giveaways! Tickets range from $20 for a day pass to $150 for VIP. Expo continues on Saturday and Sunday. Albuquerque Convention Center • Fri Jun 27 • 2-6pm • $20-$150 • View on Alibi calendar