Oni hires Dissanayake as Sales Manager


David Dissanayake has joined Oni as Sales Manager. He fills the position held by Shy Allott, who left as Director of Sales several months ago. Dissanayake joins Oni following two years at Magnetic Press as Director of Sales & Marketing, and he was formerly manager of Mission: Comics & Art, in San Francisco. Statements from the PR […]

Wizard World promotes Malinoff to EVP and COO


Wizard World has just announced that Randy Malinoff has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Malinoff, who will report to Maata, has been interim COO since March and worked to develop Wizard’s new music/concert series. Malinoff was formerly Senior Vice President and Head of Direct to Consumer E-Commerce for Universal Music […]

SDCC’16: Tips from a Local – Getting Gear Ready for the Convention

Gear 2.0

By: Nicholas Eskey Attending conventions can be the highlight of anyone’s year. They allow fans to share their fandom with other likeminded individuals, purchase rare and exotic collectibles, explore new destinations, get the latest news from industry people, meet their favorite actors or artists, and maybe show off their elaborate cosplay creations. However, attending conventions […]

SDCC ’16: Lion Forge announces panels and many new hires: Gerber, Johnson, Barwick, Smylie, Funches and Illidge


Lion Forge has announced a whole new team with some very familiar faces. We told you that they recently hired Beth Scorzato as Managing Editor, bit they’ve added a bevy of industry veterans to a variety of positions, with Geoff Gerber, formerly,Lion Forge’s lawyer, taking over as preident, while founder David Steward remains as publisher. They’ve also added Rich Johnson, Syndee Barwick, Joseph Illidge, all formerly of DC, Devin Funches, formerly of Boom!, and Mark Smylie, founder of Archaia, in various positions so…a strong new team.

Downtown San Diego’s expansion of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina; Impact on Comic-Con International and more

Left to right: Marshall Merrifield, Tuni Kyi, and Mayor Kevin Faulconer

By Nicholas Eskey As the world’s largest comic convention, one that celebrates all forms of popular culture in film, television, video games and of course print, San Diego Comic-Con is also well known also for its grand physical scale. You’d be hard pressed to find a corner of downtown that isn’t affected by it. This […]