So much nerd-ery, so little time

Sporting maybe the coolest mascot in the history of Independent Media Expos (half-stapler, half-dinosaur), STAPLE! is like a farmers market for comic/art/animation nerds. $15 gets you a two-day pass to 100+ exhibitors hawking stuff, plus guest panels with dudes who've contributed to everything from Adult Swim to The Sims.