GCD Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Comic Conventions
The Grand Comics Database (GCD) is celebrating 20 years of indexing comics from around the world. Volunteers are marking the milestone with convention appearances to show off the largest collaborative comic database on the web. In addition to meeting comic fans and creators, members will be unveiling new features on their website http://www.comics.org.
Planet Comicon Kansas City, MO (14-16 March)
AwesomeCon Washington, DC (18-20 April)
Heroes Convention Charlotte, NC (20-22 June)
Baltimore Comic-Con, MD (5-7 September).
Additional 2014 appearances being investigated include DragonCon, the Small Press Expo (SPX), Otakon, Des Moines’s I-CON, the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) and shows throughout the Netherlands. An updated schedule is available on the GCD Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/GrandComicsDatabase/events.
New features on the GCD website, www.comics.org, will be introduced as part of the 20th Anniversary celebration. Finding information in the database will soon be improved with an expanded search function. Users will also be able to manage their collections. The upcoming my.comics.org will link issues from each user’s inventory and want lists to the GCD database.
The Grand Comics Database is a nonprofit 501(c) project of international volunteers, with the goal of documenting and indexing all printed comics for the free use of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans worldwide. Started in 1994, the GCD has grown to become the largest online repository of indexed comic with over 962,000 issues indexed from over 50 countries.