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 […]
How much are nerdlebrities making from signing autographs at comic cons and other pop culture events? Plenty. As in, more than they make from acting. And this not so secret underground economy is changing how actors in hit shows approach their careers.
You know that Negan killed Daryl on Sunday night, right? It had to be. A “beloved character” died, they already killed Glenn and they want the comics to be different from the TV show. And no one’s death would cause such pain, agony and outcry. Plus attention. The Walking Dead is in its seventh season! […]
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.
By Bruce Lidl As the on-going explosion of interest in comics and pop culture conventions continues seemingly unabated, companies like Wizard World are rushing to meet the demand. The first ever Wizard World Sacramento took place this last weekend, making it the first big comic convention in California’s capital city, and likely the biggest show […]
It’s Norman Reedus’s world, we just live in it. Seriously, the guy is the biggest draw on the con circuit right now, and he’s still honing his crossbow skills on The Walking Dead for the next few weeks. He’s also got a somewhat surreal sense of humor, if you follow his twitter feed. And finally, he has a book of photos out.
Among people I talk to about cons and comics, about half won’t bother to go to Wizard World Cons, about a quarter might go, but usually have mediocre things to say about them, and about a quarter haven’t ever been to one but haven’t totally ruled it out. This is because Wizard cons are known […]