E&P has the story.
More and more, comics events that used to be for superhero comics (Comicon and so many others) or literary comics (Moccafest and SPX and SPACE) are showcasing syndicated cartoonists. A good reminder to people that newspaper comics have fans too!
With all due respect, the E&P staff writers do not mention (and it's well worth mentioning -- maybe even SHOUTING) that Alison Bechdel is also the woman who wrote "Time Mag's book of the year" FUN HOME. And, hey, let's have Greg Walker share the credit with his Dad Mort for BEETLE BAILEY, okay? Okay!