Local Events: MondoCon Promises A Tasty Convention

MONDOCON TAPS INTO AUSTIN’S BEST EATS WITH FOOD TRUCK PARTNERS & EXCLUSIVE BEVERAGES FOR THE CONVENTION

 

An exclusive Dogfish Head beer, special food menus & themed cocktails are just some of the tasty treats in store for attendees

 

Austin, TX-September 8, 2014- Amazing food and drink options are just some of the ways MondoCon is seeking to offer a unique convention experience. Four local food trucks – Frank, JuiceLand, Micklethwait and The Peached Tortilla – will be on hand in the parking lot to offer delicious Austin cuisine to attendees throughout the weekend and a full service bar will be available inside with themed cocktails and a special Dogfish Head brew. The two-day convention takes place on September 20 & 21 during the first weekend of Fantastic Fest at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX.

 

“When trying to craft our ideal convention, one of the things at the top of the list was to improve upon the food options. Austin is a food town as much as it is a film and music town and we’re eager to bring that experience to MondoCon. We’ve handpicked some of the city’s greatest food trucks to ensure that the dining experience will be as memorable as the panels and screenings themselves. We’re also excited to offer a full service bar in an effort to create a fun, relaxed atmosphere where you’ll want to hang out and have a beer or cocktail,” said Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael.

EDIBLE EXCLUSIVES

Creativity is the theme of the convention and the food and beverage partners have risen to the challenge to offer some incredible new flavors to their menus. Additionally, the bar will offer several themed cocktails from Alamo Drafthouse’s Beverage Director Bill Norris.

Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head, the official beer vendor, is brewing a special “Mondo Beer” exclusively for the convention. “Mondo Beer” is an English Old Ale that has been aged in Dogfish Head’s one-of-a-kind giant oak tanks at their brewery in Milton, DE. The oak-aging process shares a connection with Texas for its oak tree and the artists of MondoCon who use pulp and paper as the medium for their great works of art. The custom made logo, designed by artist Tyler Stout, can be downloaded here.

JuiceLand

JuiceLand has concocted an exclusive smoothie called “Espresso Greens” – named after the popular poster collecting forum ExpressoBeans.com. The ingredients are banana, cherry, coffee (kohana cold brew), cacao, dates, spinach and almond milk. A photo of the special smootie, available only at MondCon, can be found here.

Frank

Frank has designed a complete custom menu for their food truck at MondoCon featuring delicious new sausages themed to comics creators and artist guests of the convention. The first five selections below will also be available at Frank’s restaurant on 407 Colorado Street from September 15 – 20.

Bryan Lee O’Malley Scott Pilgrim Sex Bob-ombs

Bacon and Pimento stuffed, Panko fried Cherry Peppers…”make you think about death and get sad and stuff.” order of 4 

Mike Mignola Hell Boy Nacho Fries

Waffle fries dressed with spicy Habanero-Jack Queso, Cayenne-dusted Bacon bits and spicy Tobacco Onions w/ Cholula Sour Cream

Bernie Wrightson Swamp Salad

Veggie Apple Sage, Seaweed Salad, Miso Aioli & shaved Bonito

Val Mayerik Waaaugh! Dog

Duck and pork sausage topped with Gruyere cheese, Habanero-Mango Aioli & Fried Shallots

William Stout Tarman

Hudson’s Old Timer Sausage w/ Creamy Garlic “Brains”, Balsamic Tar reduction & Zombie Soil

Alex Pardee Bunnywith (Available at MondoCon ONLY. Limited Run)

Rabbit Sausage w/ Fig-Habanero Bacon Mostarda, Goat Cheese & Dr. Doppelgänger BBQ sauce

 

FOOD TRUCKS

See below for cuisine descriptions of the four food truck partners at MondoCon.

Frank

Frank is a Chicago hot doggery with a focus on Luxurious Sausage & Waffle Fries. Located downtown Austin, Texas at 4th & Colorado, Frank slings dogs, sausage & waffle fries as well as Craft Beer, Hand Made Cocktails, Espresso Drinks & Spiffy Milk Shakes.

JuiceLand

Since the summer of 2001, we’ve served superfood smoothies and fresh juices from a little stone cottage on Barton Springs Rd. A merry team of creative friends and family help harmonize 10 Austin locations plus one in Brooklyn, and we’d like to invite you to visit us soon – JuiceLand loves making your drinks come true!

Micklethwait

Central Texas BBQ served up in East Austin specializing in award-winning beef ribs, house-made desserts and bread, world famous jalapeño cheese grits, a rotating cast of fresh-made sausage and of course brisket, pork ribs, puled pork and much more! As seen on Jimmy Kimmel.

The Peached Tortilla

The Peached Tortilla is an award-winning Austin catering company and food truck that specializes in Southern & Asian influenced cuisine. The company has garnered national attention for its food from Food & Wine Magazine, Live! With Kelly & Michael and The Cooking Channel. The Peached Tortilla is set to open its first brick and mortar location in Fall of 2014 on Burnet Rd.

Mondo is creating a convention unlike any other, bringing together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, toy creators as well as filmmakers, composers and more. Panels and screenings will take place in the theater and the exhibition hall will host booths for individual artists and companies featuring artwork and products for sale. The exhibition hall will also offer a unique chance for fans to interact with creators in an intimate environment. To see the previously announced lineup of panels & film screenings visit Mondo-Con.com.

Tickets for MondoCon are on sale now at Mondo-Con.com. Single day tickets are $35 and full weekend tickets are $70. A full weekend ticket to MondoCon will be included with all VIP badges for Fantastic Fest. Both Saturday & Sunday are packed with unique panels, screenings and events!

 

About MONDO

Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music and toys. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl. Utilizing the talents of world class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on film, television and comic properties, working with the leading entertainment brands including DC Comics, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers as well as filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space, hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Mondo aspires to be a creative home for artists and designers to work and have their visions realized, whether through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or toys. Their first convention, MondoCon, is scheduled to coincide with Fantastic Fest in 2014. Mondo is also recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a full archive of film posters as part of their research library. The parent company of Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse.

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