Comiket, the world’s biggest comics event, shrank a bit at the just concluded winter fest Comiket 89. It only drew 520,000 people over its three day duration, down from 550,000 at Comiket 88 last summer. It’s worth noting that this is daily attendance: about 150,000 actual humans actually showed up on day 1, 170,000 on day 2 and 200,000 on day 3. See, even Comiket does turnstile attendance!
We haven’t had a crappy con tale in a while, but what happened at the Panama City Beach Comic Con in Florida seems to be a textbook case: the promoter (Greg Messick) announced a show (that was mostly b-list nerdlebirties and hardly any comics) a few months out and then just never paid anyone, and […]
Just a few days ago I was predicting some consolidation in the crowded convention business in 2016, and like clockwork I learned that there have been layoffs at the convention company Wizard World, following the most recent financial statements that revealed a slowdown in convention revenue. I reached out to a WW spokesman for confirmation and was told “We are working to run the shows as efficiently as possible.”
Ash is here!! #WizardWorld #ComicCon #Louisville #BruceCampbell #ashvsevildead #armyofdarkness #burnnotice A photo posted by Wizard World (@wizardworld) on Nov 7, 2015 at 1:20pm PST Wizard World Inc. filed it’s quarterly financials the other day, (this link may be easier) and ICv2 has a succinct write-up. The short version is that running conventions continues to be […]
I’ll be a guest at this weekend’s New Jersey Comic Expo, returning to my homeland for a roots journey deep into Middlesex County, so consider this a bit of hype. They’ve already added Jim Lee, Adam Kubert and Garth Ennis as guests, and now John Cassaday will also be there. None of these guys do many shows, and with NJCE being a smaller show it’s a great chance to meet some of your faves.
The New Jersey Comic Expo is ramping up it’s guest list adding local boy Adam Kubert to the mix. (Jim Lee was also announced a week or so ago.) Kubert will appear as part of two panels spotlighting the Kubert School:
Oi god, I just got over my con crud from NYCC and now the rituals of SDCC are upon us! It all kicks off this SATURDAY with Comic-Con 2016 Attendee Preregistration. This is ONLY for those who attended last year and were preregistered. Even though the is a smaller pool of attendees than the egenral […]
It’s here! Once again, The Beat has teamed with The Devastator magazine for the annual Indie Exhibitor Convention Mega Survey 2015. This is an in-depth look at who is exhibiting, where they are exhibiting and how they are exhibiting at various pop culture shows across North America; whether con, CAF or autograph show. It’s the […]