HeroesCon starts tomorrow…but you can help support equality tonight

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A lot of lucky comics folks are headed to Charlotte, NC for HeroesCon which kicks off tomorrow with its usual stellar guest list, informative programming and unmatched hospitality. Unfortunately due to political machinations beyond HeroesCon’s control — or the control of the many good folks who live in NC including a bunch of my family […]

UPDATED: Phoenix Comicon draws 106,096 people…or 216,219, depending on how you’re counting.

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Another weekend, another record setting comic con. In this case it was Conpalooza Weekend (June 3-5) which saw five major cons across the US alone. Phoenix Comicon, a fast rising “fourth biggest convention” may very well be the fourth biggest if these numbers are correct, as organizer Matt Solberg announced this year they had record […]

Awesome Con report: will this be the next fifth biggest convention?

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Disclaimer: I was a sponsor and paid guest for Awesome Con held last weekend in Washington, DC so considered this a sponsored post. That said, as you know, I write a lot about comic cons, and I am not a spokesman for Awesome Con. These are my honest opinions and if you have any questions please […]

Conan O’Brien is returning to the San Diego Comic-Con this year

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Embed from Getty Images This was announced last year but no one really paid much attention to it: Conan O’Brien is once again producing his chat show from the San Diego Comic-Con this year. The carrot-top broadcast four live shows from SDCC for the first time last year, after flirting with attending via a art […]

Nerdlebrity apocalypse: Sons of Anarchy cast revolts over non-payment at Space City Comic Con

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We’ve reported on many “When a con is crap” moments over the years, but this weekends Space City Comic Con in Houston seems to have combined the biggest ripoffs with the biggest stars for a planned Sons of Anarchy reunion that…well, it didn’t quite pan out, as someone named Ava Jade reports: While talking with […]

Things to Do: Kansas City Comic Fans Can Catch Cook, Conner, Kindt, and Hester at a Special Planet Comicon Q&A

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Planet Comicon has been the one of most loved cons of the Kansas City area for 17 years and this weekend will be one for the books. Sure you can meet Nolan North and Troy Baker who voice Nathan and Sam in the epic Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Yes, Stan Lee will be at the […]

BookCon 2016 was a hit….will there be even more of them in the future?

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Speaking of ReedPOP, BookCon, the festival of literary superstars that owes more to Comic-Con than to a book faire, was held as a one day event following this year’s BEA (Book Expo America) in Chicago. According to PW’s Claire Kirch, it was a hit: The biggest complaint from attendees at this year’s BookCon literary fanfest […]