"In summer of 2011, we decided to put on a comic convention in downtown Portland, Maine -- something that had never really been done before. Knowing that we wanted to have the first ever Coast City Comicon in November, we spent the summer planning, booking venues, and contacting creators, vendors, and guest speakers. With virtually no budget, we put on an amazing convention featuring 50 vendors, video game tournaments, the east coast premiere of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, the release of The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick, and panels by special creative guests, including Todd Dezago,Craig Rousseau and Renae De Liz. See this article by the Bangor Daily Newsto see photos and highlights from last year's convention. Why Kickstarter? Although the response from our 700 attendees was resoundingly positive, we knew we could do even better. The theme for this year's convention? More. We want more vendors, more guests, more panels, more special events, and we know you do, too. That's where Kickstarter comes in. By donating through Kickstarter, you have the opportunity to contribute to our next convention's success."