Librarians Converge on Orlando to Celebrate Books, Comics, Diversity

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  Every summer, thousands of librarians and other bibliophiles meet at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. This year, it’s in Orlando (yeah…) and like years past, “ALA Annual” will host feature numerous creators, publishers, and panels relating to comics, gaming, and all the other geekery stuff that kids who hang out in libraries enjoy […]

Denver Comic Con draws about 114,900 people

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In keeping with the exponential announced attendance of various “fourth biggest comic-cons” in the US, this weekend’s Denver Comic Con announced a preliminary attendance of 114,900 people. This is above the predicted, record setting attendance of more than 100,000. According to the Denver Post 35,000 people attended on Friday alone and Saturday was a sellout. […]

NYCC partners with Europe’s First Look Festival and Blammo Events

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New York Comic Con, already one of the world’s biggest pop culture events, is expanding its reach via a deal with Blammo Events, a European gaming media company with. perhaps, the best name of all times. Select NYCC panel will be livestreamed to the Firstlook Festival, a Dutch gaming-focused event being held October 7-9 – […]

HeroesCon starts tomorrow…but you can help support equality tonight

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A lot of lucky comics folks are headed to Charlotte, NC for HeroesCon which kicks off tomorrow with its usual stellar guest list, informative programming and unmatched hospitality. Unfortunately due to political machinations beyond HeroesCon’s control — or the control of the many good folks who live in NC including a bunch of my family […]

UPDATED: Phoenix Comicon draws 106,096 people…or 216,219, depending on how you’re counting.

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Another weekend, another record setting comic con. In this case it was Conpalooza Weekend (June 3-5) which saw five major cons across the US alone. Phoenix Comicon, a fast rising “fourth biggest convention” may very well be the fourth biggest if these numbers are correct, as organizer Matt Solberg announced this year they had record […]

Marvel Studios and DOCTOR STRANGE confirmed for SDCC’s Hall H next month

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We’re hitting that point where SDCC announcements will start rolling in over the next four to five weeks. Studios will be unveiling their panel schedules and reporters like me will be hoping there’s some secrets to uncover wherever we can find them. Last year, Marvel Studios sat out the festivities in San Diego, opting instead […]

Artist Buzz calls for #occupyartistalley movement to stop rip-off print vendors

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Something is stirring in Artist Alley. As with every other aspect of the comics business, selling art in Artist Alley has become a lot bigger deal with the increasing number of comics conventions. We’ve all seen the gradually rising banks of prints and sketches poking up, like real estate development gone bad. It wouldn’t be […]

Awesome Con report: will this be the next fifth biggest convention?

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Disclaimer: I was a sponsor and paid guest for Awesome Con held last weekend in Washington, DC so considered this a sponsored post. That said, as you know, I write a lot about comic cons, and I am not a spokesman for Awesome Con. These are my honest opinions and if you have any questions please […]