Valiant has promoted Julia Walchuk to the position of Sales and Live Events Manager. She’ll be responsible for running Valiant’s Valiant’s extensive convention schedule, including planning con exclusives, working with consignment partners, and designing and managing Valiant’s physical presence at events, all in addition to helping maintain important relationships with comic book shops around the country. Walchuk’s initiative in executing a […]
It looks like the once-fervid comic con business is finally beginning to slow down.
My packing list for San Diego Comic-Con hasn’t grown much since starting these gear lists. If anything, I’ve been removing more and more from the list to become more streamlined and effective, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery:
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
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.