A fairly huge story has been brewing on the convention scene all month regarding FanX – the huge pop culture event held twice yearly in Salt Lake City – its co-founder Bryan Brandenburg and how he handled complaints about a guest harassing other guests from a well-known children’s author. And it’s ended with Brandenburg […]
Last year the world of comics events was stunned when a heavily armed man was detained at the Phoenix Comicon, allegedly with plans to stalk Jason David Frank. The event spurred a lot of scrutiny regarding security at conventions, and since then, going through metal detectors is a regular feature of most comics show. This […]
Stan is best known for his long-running Usagi Yojimbo feature.
I’ll be journeying to my ancestral homeland in this weekend to East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ. IT should be a lively talk with the super smart Joan Hilty and Martha Donato on hand to be quizzed by The Beat. You can find more about the event here, but here’s the log line. C3 Presents: […]
A little belt tightening, and some strong shows and Wizard World has shown a profit in Q1 2018 for the first time in a few years.
Men in comics – just a fad or important new voices in the comics medium?
The moment I met Steve “Captain” Kirk, I knew he was a serious business man. Aside from knowing he was a former Playstation and DEF CON executive, his appearance told me this. His glasses, thick lenses with thin-wire frames, reflected long hours of staring at computer screens. The zippered binder under his arm was thick […]
The slow motion car crash that was the failed Universal Fan Con continues to fascinate, the way all disasters do. NY Magazine’s Lila Shapiro has a report for Vulture that gets both co-founders Jamie Broadnax and Robert Butler on the record. While it isn’t the deep dive it claims to be, it does get a […]
A look back at last week’s pop-up convention.
The event will take place Tuesday, May 15th.