Kick Watch: Comic Book Convention Survival Guide tell you absolutely everything about going to cons

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I received a nice note asking me to promote this Kickstarter for aComic Book Convention Survival Guide by Kyle Rose and Matthew Bernard. The Comic Book Convention Survival Guide combines years of convention expertise into one convenient location where it can be shared with the world. It will ensure that our readers become well informed […]

San Diego Comic-Con #hoteloween 2016: the terror of the random

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The San Diego hotel room lottery, known variously as #hoteloween (by a few old timers) and #hotelpocalypse (by the current generation), took place this morning and it was a terrifying new version that found the randomization previously used for badges not applied to hotel rooms. Travelplanners, now renamed On Peak is still handling the process, […]

C2E2: Viz Media Announces Amano, Miyazaki, and New Streaming Line-up

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Viz media announces new Yoshitaka Amano and Hayao Miyazaki art books, in addition to picking up Terra Formars and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for their streaming collection.

Tolja! WonderCon cracking down on copyright violators

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The great unsanctioned print crackdown we predicted a few weeks ago may be roaring down the highway. The following letter has been sent to exhibitors and Artist Alley tablers for next week’s WonderCon: Dear xxxx, WonderCon takes the issue of copyright infringement very seriously. Exhibitors who violate copyright law run the risk of arrest and […]

The basics of tabling at conventions: #3 is something most people don’t know

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With convention season swinging in high gear with C2E2 this weekend, followed by WonderCon, MoCCA and ECCC, let’s review a little bit of convention exhibiting basics, shall we. With the flood of smaller shows, the economics of attending have to be examined closely. If you’re a writer, even more so.   Matt Hawkins is the […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 2/29/16: San Diego conventer center CONspiracy theory

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§ Mark Fiore won this year’s Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Already a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Fiore is the first to win for creating video content which run on the the San Francisco Chronicle’s web site, Newsweek.com, Slate.com, CBSNews.com, MotherJones.com, NPR’s web site and is currently being featured on online news sites ranging […]

French publishers threaten to start their own festival as Minister of Culture agrees to meet with them

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L’Affaire de Angoulême continues and will not stop. As we reported yesterday, 40 French publishers — basically all the important players in France— have said they will boycott the 2017 festival if changes are not made. According to an interview in Le Monde, Guy Delcourt, owner of Delcourt, one of the biggest French publishers and head […]