Pre-MoCCA Party Poop: TONIGHT: Sturm, Women, Zig and Wikki, Family Pop-up

As usual, the days before MoCCA are jam packed with signings and events. We’re still getting everything collated but here are the events for today, Thursday, April 8. April 8 03:30PM – 04:30PM For children of all ages and their caregivers… Zig and Wikki land on a planet of strange creatures like flies, frogs and […]

2010 Eisner Award nominations announced

They’re here, led by ASTERIOS POLYP, Urasawa, Robert Crumb, and lots and lots of DC books, including BLACKEST NIGHT. A quick look suggests that most of the obvious high spots were hit, but a quick check suggests overall, a mostly middlebrow list this time out. Update: Actually now that we’ve read the whole thing, indie […]

Geppi mansion goes on sale today

We’ve covered Diamond Comics Distribution owner Steve Geppi’s debt problems several times here. In what has to be seen as a particularly demoralizing blow, Geppi’s historic 19th century 13,000 sq. ft., nine acre estate is going up for foreclosure auction today. Geppi and his wife bought it in 2004 for $4.8 million; tried to sell […]

The Beat's Guide to MoCCA Fine Dining – 2010 edition

We posted this last year, and it was one of our most popular features ever. Here’s an updated look at the food, drink and amenities surrounding the the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington, site of this year’s MoCCA Festival. This being New York City in April, there will be plenty of cheap, more-than-edible food nearby […]

Con Report Part 3: San Diego convention center gets more land

As covered extensively in the local San Diego press, a complex real estate deal has been okayed which would allow the San Diego Convention Center to expand. Control over a seven-acre tract out in back of the existing Convention Center has been given to the SDCC by the SD Port commission, a huge step towards […]