Where The Beat will be At New York Comic-Con


Here are the who, what, and when of our con–some great panels, so PLEASE come out! THURSDAY Title: How to Get Press Coverage (for Small Press Publishers) Time: 12:15PM – 1:15PM Location: 1A08 Speakers: Alan Kistler, Albert Ching, Glenn Hauman, Heidi MacDonald, J. C. Vaughn, Matthew Szewczyk Description: What makes the difference between an item […]


Jamie S. Rich’s Webseries ‘From The Gutters’ Launches with Matt Wagner Interview


From The Gutters, a new comics interview show, has launched their first episode today. Presented by Jamie S. Rich, the webseries will be hosting a number of notables from the world of comics over the next few months, including people like Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Eric Stephenson and Mike Allred. Today’s inaugural episode sees Matt Wagner […]


The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Comics on TV

Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss their upcoming appearance at New York comic con, […]


Barnes and Noble marks up 2D Villains month comics to $3.99


Reader Andy Stowell writes that he was at his local Barnes and Nobles and found them selling the regular old 2D editions of DC’s villains month comics, but with a $3.99 price on the cover. The 2D covers sent to comics shops were sold for $2.99 to make up for the shortage of the $3.99 […]


Reminder: Not all Comic Cons are standing room only


An unnamed but trustworthy informant we’ll call “Longbox” sent this picture from a recent comic con that showed a pretty dead Sunday, if you define pretty dead as one person lined up to see George Perez at 1 pm. I’m not going to name and shame the show, as the point is not any one […]


MoCCA Fest 2014 announces Guests of Honor: Bechdel, Cruse, Staples and Williams


Details for 2014’s MoCCA Festival have just been revealed, and it answers many questions. The Guests of Honor are Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Fiona Staples and Robert Williams (Above), but more featured guests will be announced later. The show will return to the Lexington Armory on April 5-6. I know organizers looked at different venues […]


NYCC ’13: The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead celebrates the art of zombies


Who’d a thunk there would be a bunch of Walking Dead events at New York Comic-Con? So unlikely. But it’s happening. In addition to a private VIP party sponsored by Hyundai, there’s a Walking Dead Escape ONE DAY ONLY on the Intrepid, the floating battleship museum. That does sound pretty amazing. If being chased by […]


Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/4/13: This weekend, San Diego Comic Fest


§ I hadn’t realized that there was a second San Diego Comic Fest, but there is and it’s this weekend. This is a “throwback” con that features guests who used to go to San Diego back when it was just a dinky, friendly old thing in the basement of the hotel San Diego. Guests include […]