Vienna Comic Con 2015: Day One: Saturday


We arrived back at the convention center bright and early, and were pleasantly surprised to discover that the press room was serving breakfast! After a brief tutorial on the Jura coffee maker (no… not a “coffee maker”… a “coffee juke box”!), I had a nice cup of normal (black) coffee with crema, and a few slices […]

Vienna Comic Con 2015: Friday, Day Zero

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[Please tolerate any typos… this is being typed on a European laptop…  z and y are switched, thereäs all sorts of rearranged characters, and the spellcheck is Deutsch.] ReedPOP is hosting their first Vienna Comic Con this weekend! Looking at the calendar, this coincided with my annual ten-day Thanksgiving vacation (which uses only three vacation […]

Wizard World Financials: ConTV not so great but ConBox is ok


Ash is here!! #WizardWorld #ComicCon #Louisville #BruceCampbell #ashvsevildead #armyofdarkness #burnnotice A photo posted by Wizard World (@wizardworld) on Nov 7, 2015 at 1:20pm PST Wizard World Inc. filed it’s quarterly financials the other day, (this link may be easier) and ICv2 has a succinct write-up. The short version is that running conventions continues to be […]

New Jersey Comic Expo adds Cassaday and cosplayers AND helps kitty cats!


I’ll be a guest at this weekend’s New Jersey Comic Expo, returning to my homeland for a roots journey deep into Middlesex County, so consider this a bit of hype. They’ve already added Jim Lee, Adam Kubert and Garth Ennis as guests, and now John Cassaday will also be there. None of these guys do many shows, and with NJCE being a smaller show it’s a great chance to meet some of your faves.

Kieron Gillen on Thought Bubble: “This was the biggest one ever, and also the most efficient.”


Oh yeah speaking of Thought Bubble apparently it was amazing and incredible and love and comics flowed like a beacon of light in a dark world of chaos. OR something. Kieron Gillen, sort of a founding patron of the show, has a full length report with playlists and everything. : This was the biggest one […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Comic Arts Brooklyn Interview Special


Recorded live in New York, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald! This episode, More to Come brings you interviews live from the Comic Arts Brooklyn comic arts festival. Heidi interviews comics creator and publisher Brian Chippendale, Leslie […]

Tonight to do: Star Wars: The Art of John Cassaday at Metropolis Gallery


Star Wars art from the best selling, year best Star Wars #1. The force is strong with this gallery. Metropolis opened earlier this year, and this will be our first time checking it out. They have a Masters f Fantasy show still up as well. Owners Vincent Zurzolo, Jr and Robert Pistella have great access […]

BookCon’16: BookCon Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 12 at 12:00 PM CST!


Sure, lots of people are silently panicking over preregistration for Comic–Con International, and most haven’t even thought about what to do for Thanksgiving (I’ll be in Vienna!). Some haven’t even thought about C2E2, the younger sibling to ReedPOP’s New York Comic Con, tickets for which went on sale last September. That show, which drew 70,000 attendees […]