Calgary Expo also sells out

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Spekaing of sellouts, this weekend’s Calgary Expo, which boasts a huge media and comics guest list of everyone from Stan Lee to Norman Reedus, has ALSO sold out before its doors even open: ****IMPORTANT: THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE SALES FOR THIS EVENT. ALL TICKETS, INCLUDING CHILDREN’S PASSES, ARE NOW SOLD OUT.  If you arrive […]

Meanwhile back at the ranch: New York Comic Con 4-day passes now sold out

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@briansteez has informed me that #NYCC 4 day tickets are now sold out.Look for 3 days on sale soon…. — lfensterman (@lfensterman) April 25, 2013 Meanwhile, NYCC continues to count down to sell-out. Four day passes are sold out (just under six months in advance of the October 10 show dates), and three-day passes won’t […]

What does the future hold for C2E2?

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Greetings from Chicago. While The Beat has been faithfully ensconced in the Diamond Retailer Summit all day, C2e2 has been setting up shop across the hall. And what does the future hold for the show? Now in its fourth year, the show has never quite lived up to its potential as the premier comics show […]

Image’s Eric Stephenson’s address to retailers: the same old thing is “is not the way forward.”

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by Eric Stephenson [Image publisher Eric Stephenson spoke at the luncheon session of the 2013 Diamond Retail Summit, Image kindly provided the text of the speech.] Just a word of warning: This is going to seem like I’m all over the place at first, but trust me, it will all make sense in the end. […]

Spotlight on the comiXology Submit Experience with W. Maxwell Prince

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ComiXology Submit lauched on March 6, 2013, as a platform for independent comics creators to upload their comics, wait for approval, and if accepted, market their comics directly through ComiXology at a 50% profit share (minus mobile distributor fees and credit card fees before the split). To all accounts, it sounds like an amazing opportunity […]

Image Comics holding Image Comic Expo on July 2 in SF

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For the last few days Image has been releasing ambiguous teasers of this kind. Here at his lunch presentation at the 2013 Diamond Retailer summit, Image publisher Eric Stephenson revealed that it refers to a big media event to be held on that date in San Francisco. Robert Kirkman and Ed Brubaker will be there along with many “special guests.” Admission will be charged but the event is free for retailers or press.