Southern Illinois University has been hosting this weekend the Carbondale Eclipse Comic Con 2017, the first-ever Comic Convention hosted on the campus. In addition, the Carbondale post office is offering “special eclipse-themed postmark for collectors”. My blog post tomorrow will have a LOT on all of the special pictorial postmarks for the eclipse. Here’s a hint, it is a bit of a challenging post to write!
Carbondale Eclipse Comic Con
“With thousands of people expected to visit Carbondale, IL this convention will prove to be an exciting event featuring over 50 vendors, a VIP Autograph area with Special Guests, Costume Competition with cash prizes and trophies, gaming zone for board and video gamers, and much more.”
To see more about the Carbondale Eclipse Comic Con 2017, including schedule click here. In addition, there are tabs for viewing details of Special Guests, Vendors, Vendor Info, Tickets, and Gaming.
“Pictorial postmarks are sometimes offered by the U.S. Postal Service to celebrate local events in communities all over the country. The Carbondale Post Office has not issued a special postmark in 10 or 12 years, said window clerk Scott Luttenbacher.” This is a link to the entire article.
And in case you were looking for it, here’s a link to my previous blog post on “Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamp & Postmark” from June 20th. Join me tomorrow as we kick off the new week and my blog post which as I mentioned when beginning today’s blog post a bit of a challenging one to write. Here’s to good weather tomorrow!
ECLIPSE COMIC CON 2017, the image above, excerpt.
Carbondale post office to offer special eclipse-themed postmark for collectors, Updated
AnchoredScraps Daily Blog post: “Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever Stamp & Postmark”, June 20, 2017, by Helen Rittersporn.