Despite not even having an official opening date planned, the former Hall of Champions Sports Museum and the future home of the Comic-Con Museum opened its doors for the first time to the public for the Maker Faire weekend.
Somebody’s moved up in the world
English graphic novel publisher Soaring Penguin Press is making some personnel changes, as Eisner nominated writer and editor Tim Pilcher has joined the company as co-owner. Founder John Anderson is moving to Vancouver, Canada to open the North American office of the publishing company. Pilcher’s previous positions include Assistant Editor at Vertigo Comics, Commissioning Editor at Ilex Press, […]
Klein is the former sales manager
More upheaval over at DC Entertainment as Geoff Johns is stepping down as president and CCO, THR reports. Co-publisher Jim Lee will take the role of CCO while continuing as co-publisher. Johns, who has been instrumental in developing DC’s hugely successful TV slate and not as successful movie slate, will move to his own production […]
Te rise of kids graphic novels continues as Gina Gagliano leaves First Second to become Publishing Director of a new imprint at RH, Random House Graphic.
The personnel shuffle at comics companies continues as Jeanine Schaefer has joined Boom! Studios as executive editor.
In honor of today being International Tabletop Day, myself and fellow Beat staffer Victor Van Scoit have decided to share some of our own personal-favorite tabletop games. As criteria, we’ve decided to stay away from oldies like “Chess,” “Monopoly,” and “Dungeons & Dragons,” because there are a TON of other games out there. We have also decided to only share games that are still available for purchase if there are any readers who wish to experience these games for themselves.
“I remember the absolute last copy of the first print run, which I sold at Comic-Con. It was to a middle-aged, straight woman who was buying it for her teenage, gay son. She told me that she was getting the book for him because she wanted him to know his history and lineage, and she couldn’t tell that story to him herself. She thanked me for creating the book for the both of them and I promptly burst into tears. Then we hugged it out. It was an incredible moment.”
He doesn’t have a title yet, but he’ll be setting the publishing plan.