In two weeks the gaming industry and its ravenous fans gather in Los Angeles for E3. Thousands of people get hands-on with some of gaming’s most anticipated titles before the entire world. While playing video games is the trade show’s staple, in recent years E3 has put together incredible talks featuring some of film and […]
How do we make comic conventions better and prepare for the future of this growing cultural phenomenon? A team of researchers hopes to find out.
Last year the world of comics events was stunned when a heavily armed man was detained at the Phoenix Comicon, allegedly with plans to stalk Jason David Frank. The event spurred a lot of scrutiny regarding security at conventions, and since then, going through metal detectors is a regular feature of most comics show. This […]
The slow motion car crash that was the failed Universal Fan Con continues to fascinate, the way all disasters do. NY Magazine’s Lila Shapiro has a report for Vulture that gets both co-founders Jamie Broadnax and Robert Butler on the record. While it isn’t the deep dive it claims to be, it does get a […]
If you’re looking for a good time at a con, this weekend’ sEast Coast Comicon is just what you might need.
Headed by Mike Towry and Chairman Matt Dunford, this convention pays homage to the early days of Comic-Con. Organizers of Comic Fest pride themselves in its intimate setting. In many ways, I find it to be quite charming, lacking the Hollywood of Comic-Con and instead allowing attendees and invited guests to mingle together. A lot of love goes into this convention.
It’s nice to live a long time, but when you outlive everyone who really cared for you, the result can be tragic. That’s what seems to be happening to Stan Lee right now.
The convention calendar is getting more and more crowded.
It had to happen.
And it happened at the Corn Exchange.
February 16-18, at Bartle Hall in Kansas City MO, the area’s largest pop culture celebration takes place, PLANET COMICON Kansas City. While fans will get to see nerd-lebrities like Jason Momoa and Khary Payton, the show still pushes the comic book industry. How do I know? Well, full disclosure, I’m part of the team of […]