Are there too many comic cons? Apparently not because John Macaluso, who was the showrunner at Wizard World until about a year ago, is launching his OWN line of shows, Fandemic. The inaugural show will be held Sept. 15-17 in Houston, at the NRG Center. The nerdlebrity A-lists guests are out for this, with Norman Reedus, […]
Convention season kicked into high gear last weekend with WonderCon, Anime Boston, Fan Expo Dallas and MoCCA all taking place, and the schedule just gets busier from here. Of all of them Fan Expo Dallas had the most crowd problems. The event, which is part of the Informa family of shows (which includes Fan Expo in Toronto, MegaCon, Boston […]
According to court documents, the lawsuit filed against former Wizard exec Shephen Shamus for Breach of Contract and Misappropriation of Corporate Assets (among other things) was settled last month. No terms were announced. As you may recall, last November, Wizard sued Shamus, who had been Chief Marketing Officer at Wizard for years, for $1 million in […]
While this story has nothing to do with comics, it does have to do with cons, and when people see the word con, they think of the wonderful world of “Comic-Con,” a celebrity filled nirvana of excitement and fulfillment. But it is not always that way. And it seems that Rewind Con, a 80/90s themed boy […]
Say it ain’t so, Norman Reedus. Last week convention company Wizard World fired their Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Shamus, and they filed suit against him. The suit alleges that Shamus used his position to obtain more than $1 million worth of signed memorabilia and collectibles from Wizard World guests which he then sold. A sweet set-up for some extra cash, if true.
Call this not a con war but an offsite war and not even really a war, but…it’s getting so you can’t swing a cat without hitting some kind of nerdlebrity activation around Comic-Con. The best known is the long running Nerd HQ which this year wil; be held once again at the Children’s Museum just […]
Disclaimer: I was a sponsor and paid guest for Awesome Con held last weekend in Washington, DC so considered this a sponsored post. That said, as you know, I write a lot about comic cons, and I am not a spokesman for Awesome Con. These are my honest opinions and if you have any questions please […]
Sometimes you gotta go with the real thing. Vampira, aka Maila Nurmi, was one of the first TV Horror hosts, and a star of Plan 9 from Outer Space, friend of James Dean, a carpenter, and later a ficture on Melrose Avenue. Born in Finland, she remained pretty foxy all her life and remains […]
As we reported the other day, the Wizard World convention experience is expanding dramatically in 2014, adding seven shows in comics market ranging from huge—Atlanta—to kind of off the beaten path—Sacramento, Tulsa.
A new self-publisher showed up at C2E2: Campaign Comics and creator Shia LaBeouf. He’s keeping it low key in artist alley. “We’re just here to have fun,” he said while signing his OGN.