Attended an Independent Media expo over the weekend called Staple in Austin Texas over the weekend. I kinda heard about it last minute and I lucked out by having a pair of friends express some interest in tagging along so I wouldn't have to drive out there alone.
The show exceeded all of my expectations. It was held in a theater so a full was available to grab hooch and walk around. The assembled group of artists were stellar - in addition to picking up a small collection of books that seemed interesting - I picked up a beautiful signed & numbered screen print from a comic I started reading late last year called Sex Criminals.
I wish I had brought my copies so that Chip Zdarsky could have signed them.