A fairly huge story has been brewing on the convention scene all month regarding FanX – the huge pop culture event held twice yearly in Salt Lake City – its co-founder Bryan Brandenburg and how he handled complaints about a guest harassing other guests from a well-known children’s author. And it’s ended with Brandenburg […]
The other day The Beat was the first to report that LA’s Epic Icon Comic Con had been cancelled a week out. The two sites that cover such #confails have also weighed in with some new information. PopCultHQ’s April Carvelli has done a thorough investigation that I would call must reading, especially for looking at how […]
If you spent your weekend doing fun things like seeing family or going on vacation, you may have missed perhaps the biggest imbroglio in “When A Con is Crap” history, Universal Fan Con.
Details are a bit sketchy, but clearly SOMETHING bad happened last weekend at the 2017 Cosplay Con & Anime Experience in North Little Rock, AR. The event focused on cosplayers and guests were drawn from that area. The show purported to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Heroes And Angels Corp., Progressive Outreach Ministries, and several homeless shelters. […]
A bizarre setting and questionable policies made everyone from Weird Al to fans change their plans for Fandom Fest.
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 […]
§ It’s International Women’s Day so let’s kick things off with Nell Brinkley, the Jazz Age Great, and a drawing of a woman riding a giant lobster. § Comics writer Mags Vissagio (Kim & Kim) lost her day job suddenly, and has a shortfall while she seeks another gig. She has a YouCaring campaign up that already […]
Another weekend, another when a con is crap, this time in Los Angeles.
As we reported a few days ago, the New Years Eye themed con Marvelous Nerd Years Eve had a lot of problems: people didn’t show up, fans didn’t always get what they came for, exhibitors didn’t make any money, and cost overruns left some of the celebrity guests with checks that may or may not […]
Marvelous Nerd Years Eve with Stan Lee, held this weekend in Dallas, is the latest show that over reached in its first year, drew far fewer people than expected, and has left a cloud of accusations in its wake.