One of the coolest, most innovative things associated with Comic-Con International the past couple of years has been Tr!ckster — the creator-focused offsite event founded by Scott Morse, Ted Mathot and Anita Coulter — and its renewed focus on comics, particularly creator-owned ones. What started as sort of a novelty (hey! a mini-convention next to Comic-Con that’s totally dedicated to comics!) quickly became a major destination and an oasis from the media-saturated madness next door.
Now the store/symposium-location/restaurant/bar is taking another step in its evolution by opening a permanent location next month in Berkeley, California. Primarily a store and gallery space, the new digs will be managed by Coulter and will feature events like the Steve Niles signing already planned for Oct. 13.