MCM conventions expanding in Europe


Speaking of conventions and their spread, the MCM Comic Con brand is expanding to Germany and Belgium. Currently MCM holds shows in London, Telford, Birmingham Manchester, Belfast, DublinGlasgow, Stockholm and Malmo, so they already have quite a global reach. The MCM Expo Group will stage MCM Hannover Comic Con on June 4-5 at Hannover Messe […]

Con Wars: Salt Lake and San Diego maybe closer to settling


The ongoing trademark battle between Salt Lake City Comic Con and the San Diego Comic-Con may be closer to settling, although it’s only listed as “promising,” with the judge in the case giving them more time to hash things out mano a mano. The two sides are set to meet with the judge this Wednesday […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/21/16: The King of Comics and getting dragged to cons by kids


§ Nice art: David Aja’s variant cover for Miracleman: The Silver Age #3 § Image Publisher Eric Stephenson did the interview rounds this week for the return of Nowhere Men and the one at AV Club has perhaps the most inside Image info, like this on how pitches are accepted: AVC: When you’re pitched a […]

Author Marc Tyler Nobleman seeks video of a WonderCon panel


Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of Bill the Boy Wonder, a kids picture book bio of Bill Finger, illustrated by Ty Templeton, and Boys of Steel, a similar bio of Siegel and Shuster illustrated by Ross MacDonald. And he’s depserately looking for video of a particular panel: namely the WonderCon 2014 panel that featured […]

The Black Comic Book Festival drew 5000 people


Black Superhoeroes At Black Comic Book Fest in #Harlem @HWMAG — blicqer (@blicqer) January 18, 2016 For all of you who think Black folks don't buy #comics I give you Exhibit A #blackcomicbookfestnyc — theblerdgurl (@theblerdgurl) January 16, 2016 The Black Comic Book Festival, held at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, just […]

Comic-Con may be staying in San Diego for now, but the Chargers want to get the heck out


This may sound peripheral to the whole “expand the SD convention center” saga, but the problems with the Chargers aging Qualcomm Stadium (built in 1967) is very much in the mix as far as local politics go. The Chargers have been begging for a new stadium for ages—apparently the one they’ve got is so old it doesn’t even serve artisanal hot dogs.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/4/16: They stufffed HOW many people in a comic-con?


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!