“It has started”

Live blogging from the PW booth #1164. Event coordinater Ada Price just wandered back into the booth and murmured “It has started.” The general public was let in about 30 minutes ago and the floors are crowded — not TOO crowded, mind, but crowded. “Bigger space, more costumes,” PWCW writer Trevor Soponis muttered. Indiana Jones, […]

Reminder: McCloud/Rushkoff today

Just as a reminder although its listed on the website as being tomorrow, this is actually being held today: Friday 1:00 PM Room 1E16 Scott McCloud and Doug Rushkoff Join Scott McCloud and Douglas Rushkoff for an hour of debate, theory and commentary on the state of the inudstry. The panel will be moderated by […]

ICv2 Conference and CBLDF reception

It was a busy day at the traditional ICv2 conference held before the NYCC. Milton Griepp kicked things off with his annual white paper. See today’s Publishers Weekly Daily for details. Then came a panel on “the battle for talent” where editors and agents talked about issues in acquiring and maintaining talent. Graphic Novels for […]

Young, Hip and Wild About Comic Books

No real time for links today but today’s comics loving New York Times has a big story about what we’ve been telling you for years: COMICS ARE WHERE IT’S AT! Twenty-five years ago, a lot of creative downtown types looking for alternative credentials and low overhead costs became performance artists, setting up shop in cheap […]

Keeping up with the news

The Beat is going to be tied up most of the day but we’ll update when we can with the latest news. In the meantime both Newsarama and CBR have spiffy new mini-sites to update the show. Live blogging cons? Hey where did THAT idea come from? Anyway, keep checking back!

HIstory of fandom wiki launches

A reader by the name of Laura Hale writes to tell us of Fan History, a new website given to a wiki of the histories of various fandoms. There’s a Comics history page and Laura would love it if readers could contribute. Now this could be interesting, especially since highly anal fandoms often have highly […]