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Let's be honest — many Webcomic creators are fans of anime, video games, etc. Thus, when they look at their schedule and notice a Fan Convention rolling into town, it's entirely possible that said artist will want to visit it. There are no shortages of reasons for this:

  • It's a great way to connect with fans and other similar-minded people
  • They can make money selling merchandise related to their comic
  • Advertisement:
  • The comic gets more exposure, resulting in more readers telling their friends about it and/or buying their merchandise, etc.
  • An artist can make friends with other artists, providing link exchanges, networking, et al.
  • It's their freaking convention (okay, so this one just applies to PAX and Digital Overload, but still).

Naturally, like most people who attend a convention, they'll want to tell everyone about it, including their readers. This gave rise to this trope.

Webcomics that are Life Embellished, Journal Comic or GagPerDay format will stick these in anywhere, while some fantasy-based comics will take a break from the story to recap the convention (which could mean no updating for the duration of the convention). If it does update during a convention, you can expect a filler strip or two.

Comics that recap conventions: