Once and for all, there’s no such thing as a fake geek girl.
Well known fan personality and former trivia whiz Mike Chary passed away suddenly over the weekend. Chary was a regular on the forums of the olden days and Usenet, the primal dungeons on online fandom. He was also a regular on the Fan Trivia team at Chicago Comic Con’s annual Fan v Pro trivia contest. […]
Bright and early on a Sunday morning, collected in San Diego Comic Fest’s make shift “Kirby Café” panelists Jenny Stiven, Jonathan Tavss (working in digital and social fandoms for over 20 years), Anina Bennett (once editor at First Comics and co-author and co-creator of Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel and the science fiction series Heartbreakers), and […]
Number cruncher Brett Schenker is at it again. As part of the reinvigorated Graphic Policy he’s done a survey showing how Facebook likes overlap for various comics publishers, and also how publisher newsletters overlap. There’s no way to really figure out if the folks who purchase comics are loyal to one publisher, many publishers, or […]
In a bit of an upset over Stucky and Stormpilot, Olicity won “Ship of the Year” at the 2016 MTV Fandom Awards. Teen Wolf, which announced its final season, won the coveted “Fandom of the Year” award. The awards were presented as part of the MTV Fandom Fest events at Petco park but you can […]
The Captain America Loves Hydra kerfuffle survived a three day holiday weekend filled with barbecues and hotdogs. I was a little surprised, but not entirely, because the whole matter (described here and here) touched all the nerves on an already uneasy populace. The incident ignited an ideological brush fire over identity, diversity in the comics […]
More cons! More NICHE cons. And this one is bringing it back to where it all began! ReedPOP, purveyor of New York Comic-Con, PAX, and a bevy of events around the world, have teamed with CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek: Mission New York, to be held Sept. 2-4 at the Javits Center. The event […]
Fan favorite nerdlebrity Norman Reedus has become an icon as the zombie-stompin’ Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead. But despite his amazing survival skills he was not able to repel a real bite attack by one of his greatest fans.
EventBrite, the ticketing agency, caused a lot of talk last year when they released the results of the first survey of convention attendees with breakdowns on gender, spending and more. They’ve done another survey this year, and the results are even more detailed. Rob Salkowitz has done a round-up over at ICv2 but the Beat […]
Ellie Evangelista is a four-year-old Spider-Man fan. She wears the pajamas. She plays with the toys. She watches the cartoons with her mother. She wants to be Spider-Man. But that changed when the boys at her pre-K school told her she couldn’t be Spider-Man, because Spider-Man is only for boys. Her teachers did correct the boys, […]