In the few brief hours of consciousness that are available to me right now, I would like to thank all the people that helped make STAPLE! 2010 the biggest and best we've ever had.
Thanks to our sponsors, Austin Books http://www.austinbooks.com/ and Rogues Gallery http://www.roguesgallerytx.com/ for all their support and providing our awesome guests, and Jim House at ECPrinting http://www.ecprinting.com for the gorgeous STAPLE! programs.
Thanks to those wonderful guests, Guy Davis Andy Runton, Chris Schweizer and Jason Neulander of (the Intergalactic Nemesis) for the most entertaining and informative STAPLE! panels to date.
Thanks to the fantastic and dedicated staff:
Randy Lander for his guidance, promotion, guest interviews and hard work. Careful with those girl drinks, man.
Manton Reece for maintaining the website, handling a variety of technical issues, and always coming through in a pinch. I will make sure you get reimbursed.
Allison Andrews for the volunteer coordination, awesome graphic design, running errands and general sassiness. Great job, kid!
Mercedes Martinez and Zachary Kent of Dial A Stranger http://www.dialastranger.com/ for recording our podcasts, running our sound, moderating panels and other duties too numerous to mention. I love you guys.
All our awesome volunteers for your hard work at the show - couldn't do it w/o you!
All our amazing STAPLE! exhibitors for bringing their incredible talents and creations to the world. You are why I do this! http://www.staple-austin.org/exhibitors/
Franklin BBQ for the tastiest and smoothest post con dinner ever!
Kevin Peake, DJ Digg, DJ LD, DJ Net Wt and Ricky Valenzuela for getting together the always awesome Live Art Show!
KOOP Radio for all their support and getting out the word. 91.7 FM - don't move that dial!
The LEOG crew for the moral support and having me on not once, but twice! Y'all are the best!
Tim Harrison for getting me on KEYE - that was awesome, man!
My old buddy Todd for flying down from New York just to help out - now we're square, bro. Can't wait to see the documentary. Docu-comedy, more like!
Erik Stewart from the Art Institute Comic Book Society for their tireless promotional efforts. You guys are on point!
Derek Lackaff of UT for spreading the word and collecting the data. Can't wait to see what you got man!
Deb and Tony at the Monarch Event Center (now called Marchesa Hall and Theater). You guys did a great job and really pulled it out in the face of a lot of difficult situations. Great working with you and look forward to doing so again.
And OF COURSE each and every one of you who came out to the show. I sincerely hope you enjoyed it and will be back in 2011!
Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas