2017 will bring us yet another new year of comic conventions. When one thinks of San Diego and comics, it’s not difficult to summon images of San Diego Comic-Con, one of the largest celebrations of comics and popular media in the entire world. But there’s more to San Diego than just Comic-Con. This year signifies […]
Yesterday a rather curious message went out from Wizard World to vendors with a new table policy: they will no longer accept credit card payments for booths and tables, but require payment by cash or check. In a separate email to vendors, WW confirmed that they are no longer using TicketLeap for ticketing, which they […]
by Bryon@miniworld (Here’s an op-ed written by a veteran vendor who attends many comics events a year. We’ve been hearing a lot of viewpoints on the comic-con explosion from creators and publishers but here’s the view of someone in the trenches behind a booth. It has been edited slightly for flow.) WHATEVER HAPPENED TO COMIC-CON? […]
Another weekend, another when a con is crap, this time in Los Angeles.
MAD Event Management, the organizers of Long Beach Comic Con and Expo, are launching C3 (Comic Creators Conference) at this year’s show. It’s a one day conference aimed at connecting comics professionals and creatives with opportunities in publishing, film, television and beyond. C3 takes place February 17, 2017, the day prior to the opening […]
Los Angeles has gone from NO NFL teams to TWO in the 2017! WOW! After years and years of threats and ballot measures, San Diego Owner Dean Spanos just threw up his hands and announced the team would move to Los Angeles The team, which started in L.A. in 1960 before heading south, will play at […]
As we warned you a few days ago, the Devastator/Beat 2016 Indie Creator Convention Survey is coming, and now it’s here! This is THE survey for showing how much money people make at various shows, zine fests and festivals. It is the ONLY survey of its kind, and the more people who participate, the more accurate […]
A new framework for volunteering raises serious questions about law and business strategy.
In a week chock full of con-troversies, the Phoenix Comic Con suddenly asking volunteers to pay to volunteer has created a major rift in the local community with hotly tempered opinions on both sides. And now PCC director Matt Solberg has sent a letter to staff and volunteers making it clear these changes are because of labor laws,
Yesterday in writing about the glut of comics/media events, I wrote “There are too many comic cons.” But I was wrong, or at least not entirely right. There is always room for one more, especially in an under-served area like Pocatello, Idaho. Thus the excitement over the Snake River Comic Con, which is coming next […]