Comizake Expo rebrands as Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con but who’s got the trademark?


Sten Lee just can’t stay home. Yesterday he trooped down to LA City Hall to make a proclamation. : Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other beloved Marvel superhero characters, made his latest cameo at City Hall Tuesday to promote the re-branding of his Los Angeles-based comics convention. The event previously known as Stan Lee’s […]

NYCC ’16 Exclusive: Oni Press to Give Away Teaser Comic for Ulises Fariñas’ and Erick Freitas’ MOTRO


It feels like San Diego Comic Con was only yesterday, but as the rugged folks up north in a certain non-specific fantasy television property like to say, “New York Comic Con is coming.”  We’re excited to announce that at the convention next week, Oni Press will be giving away a free ashcan teaser comic featuring a story […]

Beat Retreat: GameStop Expo 2016, video game camp holds comic surprises


Last week GameStop managers and employees got the royal treatment from the retailer’s various vendors and partners at GameStop Expo 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The three day show is built as part reward for GameStop employees and part sales training from the many companies selling their products in GS stores. The final day […]

National Book Festival 2016: The Archive of Cartoonist Interviews!


Your tax dollars at work! Not only does the Library of Congress sponsor the annual National Book Festival, but they archive lots of digital material online! (And if that doesn’t knock your socks off, the Library also collects and archives multimedia in a variety of formats… an original print of Star Wars: A New Hope… […]

National Book Festival 2016: Everything You Need To Know, Comics Edition!

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The 2016 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center. Originally sited on the Mall, it was relocated a few years ago due to concern about the thousands of attendees effect on the grounds. Who’s appearing from the wonder world of comics? […]

Long Beach Comic Con 2016: A Show Primed For Bigger Things


Eight years ago, Long Beach Comic Con held its inaugural show with the likes of the legend himself Stan Lee. Through a down economy and one weird name change, the show continues its steady growth as 2016 brought it to the edge of the uncanny valley of growing a convention. There’s a lot to talk […]

LeftField and Crunchyroll team for Anime NYC, a new show


LeftField Media, the events company behind Awesome Con, Play Fair and more events, is bringing an anime back to NYC in 2017 with the aptly named Anime NYC, with Crunchyroll, the streaming anime service as primary sponsor, and Funimation, Viz and Kinokuniya also aboard. The event will take place November 17-19, 2017 at the Javits […]

Tonight to do: First Second’s 10th anniversary party at Mama Says Comics Rock


We mentioned yesterday that the Brooklyn Book Festival is raging throughout the boroughs this week with a ton of Bookend Events, but the MUST DO is tonight: a party to celebrate 10 years os First Second at the newish Brooklyn comics shop Mama Says Comics Rock. Thursday, September 15 
 Come join us […]