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 […]
After two outings that were immense but plagued by scheduling problems, ace Comic Con is coming back, this time to Seattle June 22-24, with a bunch of Avengers cast members.
Last week the trial of the year ended when a six person jury ruled for San Diego Comic-Con in their trademark dispute with the Salt Lake Comic Con. I haven’t had time to dig into this much, but luckily Rob Salkowitz has this covered here, with an overview, and here with analysis of what the […]
It was a big weekend for people who wanted to have their photo taken with Gal Gadot or Henry Cavill. The two stars rarely show up at conventions for signings and photo ops – I believe it was Cavill’s first time as a signer – and the added presence of their fellow Justice League stars […]
When a film festival is crap! The Catoosa County Film Festival was a first time event, and was to be held last weekend at the Catoosa County Colonnade in Ringgold, GA. The idea was a film focused event with screenings, a dealer’s room and an eclectic line-up of guests including Sid Haig, Linnea Quigley, Larry […]
A lot is going on in convention world, so let’s get to it! § The trial of the month is now taking place in San Diego! The battle over the trademark for Comic-Con. On one side, San Diego Comic-Con which owns the trademark and is defending it against the Salt Lake Comic Con. On the […]
Okay this may be a little slanted to the journalist’s side of things, but I think everyone will find something to relate to in this chart, laboriously assembled by the Elite Beat Staff of the key differences between San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic Con. New York Comic Con is a huge event on […]
We;re ve been telling you for a while now that the Shamus Brother, Gareb and Stephen, were looking to get back into the convention game. And they are back, with the Ace Universe. Gareb, founder of Wizard magazine and the Wizard World shows, got out of the con game years ago to pursue his art […]
With all the money flowing through the con business these days, it’s no surprise that lawsuits are springing up. The last few days have revealed a quartet of complicated CONtroversy stories that are vague and yet spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E. § Nerd-Con, a show in Escondido, is being sued for non-payment by a DJ who appeared at […]
Adding a comic-con and a comedy festival to a usic festival featuring thee likes of Weezer and Crystal Castles, Chris Hardwick’s first IF10T fest could be the start of something big.