Bill Willingham, creator of the long-running Vertigo series Fables and it’s spin-off Fairest, has started teasing at some kind of big announcement or two which’ll be made on Twitter over the next few days. Specifically, he’s set up a twitter account called FablesCon, which seems to suggest a Fables-centric convention happening in March next year.
Checking to see who the FablesCon Twitter account follows, you can find writer Sean E. Williams and artist Phil Jimenez in attendence, along with power couple Adam Hughes and Allison Sohn. So already, it looks like a few big names have already agreed to attend.
This would be the next step onwards from recent events like Image Con and MorrisonCon; the former of which was a great success for the independent publisher; and the latter of which still has a terrifyingly large grinning Grant Morrison on the front page of the website. Fables has quite a strong fanbase – a fanbase of Vertigo proportions, but much more vocal than most – so it could be quite a popular event, especially with the guest-list Willingham seems to be preparing. A number of writers and artists have contributed to Fables over the years, so he has a range of creators he could invite. Maybe even James Jean! Swoon!
It looks at the moment like FablesCon will take place in late March 2013, which gives you all plenty of time to sew together that Reynard the Fox costume you’ve always wanted.