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Indie Culture Convention Comes to Easthampton Sept. 26-27

EASTHAMPTON — TopatoCon, hosted by the merchandiser and publisher TopatoCo, will bring some of the Internet’s most popular creators to Eastworks on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27.

In addition to an exhibit floor where independent artists will be greeting fans and selling their work, TopatoCon will offer hands-on workshops, live podcast recordings, TED­style presentations, tabletop gaming sessions, and a pop­up TopatoCo store.

TopatoCon will be held in the Eastworks building at 116 Pleasant St. in Easthampton. Tickets cost $15 per day and $25 for a weekend pass if purchased in advance at topatocon.com, or $20 per day if purchased at the door.

“We’re really excited to collect a diverse selection of the best creators that embody the rich DIY online culture that we’re a part of and put it out into the world for people to discover,” said Holly Rowland, vice president of TopatoCo and co­founder of TopatoCon. “We hope to make this event the first of many.”

Easthampton-based TopatoCo, founded in 2004 by cartoonist Jeffrey Rowland, is the virtual home to more than 75 independent artists and designers. To learn more, visit www.topatoco.com or e-mail [email protected].

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