As we reported a few days ago, the New Years Eye themed con Marvelous Nerd Years Eve had a lot of problems: people didn’t show up, fans didn’t always get what they came for, exhibitors didn’t make any money, and cost overruns left some of the celebrity guests with checks that may or may not […]
It’s a little late but I’ve been in contact with Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows of The Devastator, we they are putting together a 2016 survey for how much money exhibitors made at various comic-cons across North America. It’s called the Devastator/Beat survey but Amanda and Geoff really do all the work – I just […]
And now a NEW wrinkle in the continuing con wars of the Terrible Teens! It seems that several conventions are now requiring volunteers to PAY to volunteer. An unusual situation to be sure, but one that perhaps has precedent and legal backing.
Marvelous Nerd Years Eve with Stan Lee, held this weekend in Dallas, is the latest show that over reached in its first year, drew far fewer people than expected, and has left a cloud of accusations in its wake.
Ever been the new guy in an unfamiliar place? Or have friends who don’t really like going to cons? The Nerd Out app for iOS and Android is on a mission to make the landscape of pop culture a more social friendly place. Nerd Out is an app all about sharing and attending events with […]
Fried Pie Comics specializes in variant covers which are published by American Wholesale Book Company and at 2nd & Charles stores smong other outlets. They’re a key piece of the variant market. But that’s not all they do. Next year they’ll be holding their second Fried Pie Con at the 2nd & Charles in Broomfield, CO […]
Here’s a good idea: Universal Fan Con, an event sponsored by Black Girl Nerds and The Black Geeks to offer an event that will offer representation for all fans. It will take place April 27-29th 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center with an emphasis on POC, LGBTQ and disabled fans and issues. Jamie Broadnax of […]
If you’re around NYC, here’s a great event that allows you to do three seasonal activities that feel nice: drink, draw and benefit the ACLU. It’s being held at Mary O’s which is a fine tavern with excellent fish ‘n’ chips, so get on down and draw and donate a little money to onwe […]
What a show PSX 2016 was. Between the major announcements, tournaments, panels, and autograph signings, I managed to play an awful lot of games on the show floor. Thanks to the magic of scheduling, I was able to get hands-on with nearly 40 out of the over 100 games on the PSX floor from developers […]
As comic con culture grows, and more inexperienced show runners get into the game, it’s worth pointing out that accessibility issues are incredibly important to con goers. Comics have long had a devoted following among the physically challenged, and going to conventions is a key part of fandom for this group. The San Diego Comic Con […]