Black Superhoeroes At Black Comic Book Fest in #Harlem @HWMAG https://t.co/6Uz9I2D8J6 pic.twitter.com/VlvkK8mg0X — blicqer (@blicqer) January 18, 2016 For all of you who think Black folks don't buy #comics I give you Exhibit A #blackcomicbookfestnyc pic.twitter.com/EVDRaCmjfu — theblerdgurl (@theblerdgurl) January 16, 2016 The Black Comic Book Festival, held at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, just […]
In Geek News: The St. Louis Rams football team will be moving back to Los Angeles. (Yes, sports fans are geeks… they possess esoteric knowledge, wear and collect items denoting their fandoms, engage in tabletop gaming and endless discussions about who would beat whom, and even cosplay.) The Los Angeles Times has a nice story […]
ICv2 has an interview with ReedPOP czar Lance Fensterman which covers a lot of growth items for NYCC (Hint: more venues not more days) and also the ongoing con saturation we’re seeing:
This may sound peripheral to the whole “expand the SD convention center” saga, but the problems with the Chargers aging Qualcomm Stadium (built in 1967) is very much in the mix as far as local politics go. The Chargers have been begging for a new stadium for ages—apparently the one they’ve got is so old it doesn’t even serve artisanal hot dogs.
The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco has closed its former location, but its traditions continue, including their monthly Cartoonist-in-Residence program that spotlights various creators. January’s event takes place with Rachel Dukes at the art supply shop FLAX at their new locations at 2 Marina Blvd in Fort Mason. The event takes place Saturday, January […]
Comiket, the world’s biggest comics event, shrank a bit at the just concluded winter fest Comiket 89. It only drew 520,000 people over its three day duration, down from 550,000 at Comiket 88 last summer. It’s worth noting that this is daily attendance: about 150,000 actual humans actually showed up on day 1, 170,000 on day 2 and 200,000 on day 3. See, even Comiket does turnstile attendance!
We haven’t had a crappy con tale in a while, but what happened at the Panama City Beach Comic Con in Florida seems to be a textbook case: the promoter (Greg Messick) announced a show (that was mostly b-list nerdlebirties and hardly any comics) a few months out and then just never paid anyone, and […]