Last March, InvaderCON took place in Atlanta, Georgia. It was, according to the convention's Facebook page, the sole convention in the U.S. that catered to Invader ZIM fans. But, the short-lived Nickelodeon cartoon, created by comic book author/artist Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee) has grown in popularity recently (we've seen proof in the form of Gir sweatshirts at Hot Topic) and, apparently, so has demand for the convention. Next summer, InvaderCON is set to come to somewhere “near Los Angeles” in late-July of 2012.

Convention organizers stressed on their website that isn't going to be a regular event, but InvaderCon II: DOOMCON will be big.

Jhonen Vasquez is listed as a guest for the next convention, which should be enough to get Invader ZIM fans ready to pack their bags now. Also, they're bringing in stars from the series, including Andy Berman (Dib), Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Eric Trueheart (Abductor Blue), and Melissa Fahn (Gaz).

We'll keep you posted as soon as we hear more information about the convention. In the meantime, you can keep tabs on InvaderCON via Facebook and Twitter.

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