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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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:
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.”
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 […]