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Yet another lawsuit: Wizard World suing Shamus Brothers and friends over...

UPDATE: I'm told this lawsuit was also settled at the same time as the main one. So, all water under the bridge now. The other...

On the Scene: what the New Jersey Comic Expo debut says...

Are there too many comic cons? Absolutely. Is there room for one more? Almost certainly. That's the paradox that I had on my mind...

SDCC ’15: Watchtower Monday: Your Comic-Con Newsfeed

Comic-Con comes early this year, and our crack team of correspondents are mustering to bring you around-the-block coverage of the Nerd State Fair. While...

Please take the Devastator/Beat Convention Exhibitor Mega Survey 2014

Last year our good pals at The Devastator magazine made news with an anonymous survey of convention exhibitors that showed average sales of $1300 at the shows surveyed, the differences between indie and comics shows and more. Well, as you MAY have NOTICED, there has been quite a bit of talk of late about exhibiting at conventions, profits and how it is changing. I thought it might be interesting to revisit this survey and after contacting Amanda Meadows at the Devastator, The Beat is proud to be co-sponsoring this year's survey. This survey covers sales at shows this year and general trends in staffing tabling and money making. It's intended for anyone who exhibits at Cafs or Cons, artists, small presses or crafters.

Breaking Down the Latest Convention Controversy

OK, comicsphere, we need to talk about conventions. This convention hubbub that’s flared up in the last week or so is a fairly complex one. Just for the sake of the arguments that are still going on, let’s break this down into the individual issues that are affecting creators that are exhibiting at comics shows. Issue #1 - CCINO Yes, I’m borrowing from political rhetoric. “Comic Conventions In Name Only.” Ever been to an alleged comic convention that had little-to-zero comics programming, few (if any) comics publishers exhibiting and pretty much all the comics content was artists alley and anyone selling comics in the dealers area?