It’s March 4th and after a brief down period our website is back up and running and we’re full steam ahead on the planning for the 2018 Joe Shuster Comic Book Creator Awards.
Plans are currently being made to present the awards this summer in July at the Montreal Comic Con, the organizers of which have graciously agreed to host the ceremony at their convention which falls between Canada Day (July 1) and Joe Shuster’s Birthday (July 10).
The majority of the Joe Shuster Awards are nominated based on material available to the public. We are aiming to have the 2018 nominees selected by Free Comic Book Day weekend and the announcement will be made on that weekend (first weekend of May).
I have received a lot of entries for the 2018 Gene Day Award for self-published works already, but if you would like to submit your entry for consideration, please send one copy of your 2017 self-published work to:
Gene Day Award – c/o K. Boyd, 305-484 Oriole Parkway, Toronto, ON M5P 2H8.
Please refer to the Gene Day Award page link for more specifics.
Deadline is MAY 1, 2018. After that the entries will be reviewed and the top entries announced at the 2018 Gene Day Award Nominees.
You can give me entries in person at:
TORONTO COMICON – March 16-18 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
CALGARY EXPO – April 26-29 at the Calgary Stampede Park (I will be in the Big Four Building)
Ask a staff member or volunteer about where to find me – I (Kevin Boyd) am the Comic Relations Coordinator at both of those events and will be on site at both.