No Special Edition: NYC in 2016, but ReedPOP may be looking at an anime event again

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ReedPOP head honcho Lance Fensterman has been doing the interview rounds of late including this podcast for More to Come where I interviewed him as he was boarding a plane. (he’s a busy guy.) In our conversation he hedged a bit about this year’s Special Edition, NYC, and in his interview with Comicbook.com, it was […]

Palmiotti and Conner announce 5 book free signing limit

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With the exponential rise in comics shows, and a corresponding rise in attendees, there’s been a lot of talk recently about various pros imposing signing limits or charging for autographs at show, with the money often going to a charity. Popular con guests Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner have just made their policy clear.

MCM conventions expanding in Europe

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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

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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

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§ 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

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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

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Black Superhoeroes At Black Comic Book Fest in #Harlem @HWMAG https://t.co/6Uz9I2D8J6 pic.twitter.com/VlvkK8mg0X — blicqer (@blicqer) January 18, 2016 For all of you who think Black folks don't buy #comics I give you Exhibit A #blackcomicbookfestnyc pic.twitter.com/EVDRaCmjfu — theblerdgurl (@theblerdgurl) January 16, 2016 The Black Comic Book Festival, held at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, just […]