It looks like the once-fervid comic con business is finally beginning to slow down.
The San Diego vs Salt Lake “con” legal battle has dragged on for four years and more than 500 court filings. And now some new ones! At stake was Comic-Con International’s trademark on the term “comic-con” and derivatives. Earlier this year a jury ruled in favor of San Diego, but appeals and motions have […]
This weekend it’s the very first Ace Comic Con! This new concept in comic cons is courtesy of the Shamus Brothers, Stephen and Gareb, and offers an “in the round” experience at the Nassau Coliseum, with a guest line up that consists of the entire Justice League, minus Affleck. The programming includes lots of comics content, […]
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. […]
Citing both a decline in convention attendance and the number of shows, Wizard World’s latest SEC filings show a 50% drop in revenue for the first half of the year.
So much is going on in the con world right now. I don’t want to call it Con Wars yet, but the competition for guests, venues, vendors and fans is getting fierce as more and more people enter the space. And some old time players are revising their approach. Wizard World just announced they […]
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, […]
by Bryon@miniworld (Here’s an op-ed written by a veteran vendor who attends many comics events a year. We’ve been hearing a lot of viewpoints on the comic-con explosion from creators and publishers but here’s the view of someone in the trenches behind a booth. It has been edited slightly for flow.) WHATEVER HAPPENED TO COMIC-CON? […]
Los Angeles has gone from NO NFL teams to TWO in the 2017! WOW! After years and years of threats and ballot measures, San Diego Owner Dean Spanos just threw up his hands and announced the team would move to Los Angeles The team, which started in L.A. in 1960 before heading south, will play at […]
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