‘Y: The Last Party’ Begins Tonight!
I don’t care what you say – the best parties are always on the West Coast. And tonight’s "Y: The Last Party" bash is no exception.
Hosted by MySpace Comics and Los Angeles comics mecca Meltdown, the party kicks off at 7 PM (PST) and will feature appearances by Joss Whedon and other comics and pop-culture celebs toasting the work of Y: The Last Man creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, who will also be in attendance.
And if that wasn’t enough to get you looking up flights and hotel reservations, there will also be an auction of Y-inspired art from comics artists such as Cameron Stewart, Massimo Carnevale, Jill Thompson, Eduardo Risso, Cliff Chiang, Darick Robertson, Dan Goldman, Jim Mahfood, Jeffrey Brown, Goran Sudzuka, Mike Dawson, Niko Henrichon, Goran Parlov, Dean Haspiel, Nikki Cook, Jeremy Love, Mike Davis and Moritat. MySpace Comics has posted a gallery of some of the art that will be auctioned off over on the event’s official homepage.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – which completes the trifecta of good reasons to attend.
From the official event press release:
Whedon, the famed creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, will kick off the festivities in Meltdown’s Hollywood gallery space with a keynote speech in appreciation of the series. Following the speech will be a live Q&A with guests of honor Vaughan & Guerra. There will also be a VIP Reception prior to the event, with Whedon, Vaughan & Guerra, that will include the unveiling of a never-before-seen print by Pia Guerra. …
… Capacity for this event is strictly limited to 140 people. VIP reserved seating tickets are sold out. 70 general admission "standing room only" tickets for the event will be $25, and are available on a first-come, first served basis on the day of the event.
Oh, and if you’re attending the event and trying to think of something to bring back for me, go ahead and bid on the Darick Robertson piece with Ampersand and the skull. I dig it immensely.