Over the past 12 months I have been witnessing troubling times in our industry. Some people choose to ignore it, some think it’s a passing thing. Many vendors have taken note and decided to take measures until the industry fixes itself again. This will take time, and may never be the same.
Atomic Crush Events may have found the last gold mine of Southern California as its inaugural Comic Con Revolution event this past weekend in Ontario was a rousing success. The group has already announced plans for the follow-up show in 2018. This past Saturday, the first Comic Con Revolution hosted 5,449 attendees. A number, according to […]
So in our last discussion about convention programming, we talked about how to better your panel proposals and the harsh things coordinators for conventions have to deal with from submissions. Now we get to talk about one of my favorite subjects, content. While I’ve done my share of this for conventions, I brought on the most […]
The convention scene is a fickle thing. Fans today are smart enough to see through the facade of new shows springing up which turn out to be a flea market hosted by a D-list celebrity. One new company is set to prove the industry of fan experience still has room to grow by bringing decades […]
The Valentines State’s first comic con of the year wrapped up over the romantic weekend. Jimmy Jay, Amazing Arizona Comic Con organizer, didn’t let a hallmark holiday get in the way of putting on his three-day annual comic book convention on Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15. The event kicked off with an intimate panel with Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane and the New York Times best selling Batman artist, Greg Capullo. They signed someone’s baby.
Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Mark Millar, Todd McFarlane and the relationship between women […]
The floorspace for Artists Valley at Denver Comic Con was expansive, and positioned between the vendor and publisher areas in the front and the celebrity signing booths and food court at the back. It was almost arranged like a centrepiece, and to judge from the ethos of the con, that was intentional. A wide range […]