Once Again, Suitors Come Courtin’ Comic-Con International

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Might Comic-Con International actually move from San Diego? Comic-Con International has yet to sign a contract for 2017 and 2018, and it looks uncertain whether America’s Finest City™  can convince CCI to remain in San Diego. The Los Angeles Times reports: With an expansion of San Diego’s convention center stalled, other Southern California convention center operators […]

Alternative Press Expo 2013: Not San Diego or New York, But Something Else


By Bruce Lidl While the vast bulk of the comics industry, including most of The Beat staff, was gathered in Manhattan for New York Comic Con, there was, quite literally, an Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco over the same exact weekend. Unlike at the Javits Center, where Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and the rest […]

Wondering about Wandering WonderCon

__________________________________________________________________________ Well, WonderCon’s continued presence in San Francisco remains in doubt, as seen here, and mentioned here back in March, as the Moscone Center gives WonderCon the Cinderella treatment.  What’s in store for WonderCon, and what are their options?