Citing both a decline in convention attendance and the number of shows, Wizard World’s latest SEC filings show a 50% drop in revenue for the first half of the year.
So much is going on in the con world right now. I don’t want to call it Con Wars yet, but the competition for guests, venues, vendors and fans is getting fierce as more and more people enter the space. And some old time players are revising their approach. Wizard World just announced they […]
Are there too many comic cons? Apparently not because John Macaluso, who was the showrunner at Wizard World until about a year ago, is launching his OWN line of shows, Fandemic. The inaugural show will be held Sept. 15-17 in Houston, at the NRG Center. The nerdlebrity A-lists guests are out for this, with Norman Reedus, […]
by Bryon@miniworld (Here’s an op-ed written by a veteran vendor who attends many comics events a year. We’ve been hearing a lot of viewpoints on the comic-con explosion from creators and publishers but here’s the view of someone in the trenches behind a booth. It has been edited slightly for flow.) WHATEVER HAPPENED TO COMIC-CON? […]
Los Angeles has gone from NO NFL teams to TWO in the 2017! WOW! After years and years of threats and ballot measures, San Diego Owner Dean Spanos just threw up his hands and announced the team would move to Los Angeles The team, which started in L.A. in 1960 before heading south, will play at […]
A new framework for volunteering raises serious questions about law and business strategy. Jeff Trexler
It seems that comics may be making a comeback in the Bay Area? Yesterday we had the happy news that the Cartoon Art Museum has found a new home in a tourist friendly area, despite soaring local real estate prices. Today we have word of a one day symposium being held tomorrow, the Storytelling Across […]
By Nicholas Eskey During the tail end of last year’s Wonder Con, it was announced that the convention which had spent the last three years in Anaheim would instead next be hosted by the city of Los Angeles. The change was for a simple reason; the Anaheim convention center already had another event booked for […]
Yesterday The Mary Sue published an article suggesting that for-profit comic-cons could be violating federal labor law by not paying minimum wage to workers improperly classified as volunteers. However, a recent case involving Major League Baseball shows how ReedPop and other commercial comic-con ventures could beat the tag.
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 podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Special Edition, the new New York comics-only show from […]