Atlantic City Boardwalk Con 2015: Inaugural Show Has Promise


When I first heard of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Con, my gut had some trepidation: A first-time convention, from a new company.  (A little research, and I discovered it was the company which builds and manages booths for various comic book publishers, as well as manages other consumer events.) A first-time convention, in a convention […]

Image Expo returning in July


Image Expo is coming back, but unlike last year’s which functioned as a roll-up to San Diego Comic-Con, this one returns to Image’s home base ofthe Bay area. The event will be held July 2, 2015, at the YErba Buena Center fot eh Performing Arts, as in past events. Announced guests include Robert Kirkman (THE […]

WTGB: E3 2015 Predictions “Let the free T-shirts fly”


A few E3 2015 predictions and some Secret Wars giveaways.

You can still get a ticket for New York Comic Con…and not on Stub Hub


As reported the other day, ticket sales for New York Comic Con started at noon on Wednesday and ended in agony for most of the aspirants, who spent hours waiting for screens to load and waiting rooms to process. While VIP, three-day and four-day tickets quickly sold out, you can still get a ticket for […]

Convention Center Scorecard: Vienna Waits for Reed POP in November 2015

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While fans were cursing the fates here in the U.S. as they tried to score tickets to New York Comic Con, fans in Austria were jubilant over the announcement of Vienna Comic Con, scheduled for 21-22 November at the Vienna Messe. Why is there a Ferris wheel in the logo?  It’s a nearby landmark, and […]

NYCC 2015 tickets are on sale now and it’s “awful” — UPDATED


New York Comic-Con tickets went on sale at noon EDT, and the server is having a hard time coping with demand, as a random sampling of tweets from a ten second window show.

All 70 2015 San Diego Comic-Con guests are revealed


Comic-Con International: San Diego has announced their fourteenth and final wave of Comic-con guests:

SDCC and San Diego Public Library announce the Art of Comic-Con exhibit


While the San Diego Convention Center expansion looks to be dead in the water, Comic-Con International isn’t stopping on its moves to expand the footprint of the convention by expanding to other venues. Last year a couple of SDCC events were held at the San Diego Public Library, and this year the library will host […]

Convention Center Scorecard: San Diego Stumbles, Las Vegas Dreams Bigger

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Via Mark Evanier’s blog, I discovered two tidbits of interesting news: The Riviera Hotel and Casino, one of the oldest on the Vegas Strip, was sold to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $182.5 Million. The  San Diego Convention Center Corporation decided to default on a final payment due of nearly $13.8 million […]

D23 Expo 2015 Announces Arena Presentations


D23 Expo starts to reveal what fans will see in Anaheim this August.

ComiqueCon Celebrates Women in Comics in November


ComiqueCon, a one-day festival celebrating women in comics, announced plans to bring its inaugural event to the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich. on Nov. 7. The festival will bring together female artists, illustrators, publishers and fans for a day of fun and discussion on the growing impact of women readers of comics and graphic novels.

NYCC 2015: Box Office Opens May 13!

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GAH!  We’re heading deep into “comic con summer” (TCAF, BookCon, BookExpo…) and ReedPOP has announced that tickets for New York Comic Con, scheduled for October 8 – 11, 2015, will go on sale next Wednesday!  (Last year, it was Thursday, June 26.) As stated on their website, it’s not as crazy as San Diego, as you […]

TCAF week is underway; here’s the events listing


The Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place this weekend, but as regulars know, it’s really more of a whole week of comics related events and exhibits. While the TCAf site has a perfectly awesome site listing all the events, just in case you are too lazy to click on the link, I’ve presented a digest version below.

The programming for TCAF proper is now available on the Guidebook app, but I don’t have a copy to point you to. I can tell you I’ll be mad busy with four panels! And the entire slate is as star packed as you’d expect.

The weekend is also the anchor for a series of satellite events as follows:

On The Scene: My Escape Into Another World at C2E2


by Seth Ferranti – – If C2E2 was a race I was in it to win it. As I stood in the long line waiting to get in, I felt like I was being herded like cattle. But instead of cattle around me, I turned to my right and there was Captain America, or at least a facsimile of him. A C2E2 staff member bellowed on a megaphone, “Move up closer to the people next to you. More people have to fit in. If you don’t move up I’m going to tell you the ending of Daredevil.”

On the Scene with Smaller Cons—Wizard World and Big Wow

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by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Comic con season is upon us. It’s time for lining up, hoping to get that autograph and waiting to get into that must see panel. If it’s a murder of crows and a gaggle of geese what do you call a plethora of comic cons—a cacophony? The big ones—San Diego in July […]

What’s Happening NYC: Forbidden Planet Rocks!


WOW!  Forbidden Planet in New York City, one of the oldest and best comics retailers in the country, has an amazing amount of events planned this week! First off, on New Comics Wednesday: Dan Slott and Chris Miskiewicz will be signing from 6 PM until…? Then, on Thursday, the 30th, things get really interesting! Words […]