Set aside the dates!
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' 2012 convention will take place Thursday through Saturday, September 13-15, in George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium. Exact details regarding hotel selection and panels are currently being worked out. Registration for the event will be $250 for members.
This year's convention will follow a somewhat different format than in the past. Thursday and Friday will center on "#!&% CARTOONS: A Festival Celebrating the Political Cartoon." The festival will feature "chalk talk" presentations by various cartoonists, draw-offs between cartoonists, great speakers, a public mural, a "Cartoonist Death Match," as well as hands-on testing of computer graphic software and hardware."
More information regarding room rates and such will be available soon.