Part memoir, part travelogue, and all lushly drawn, I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES is simply a wonderful book for those who want to learn the finer details of the animation industry.
We’ve just heard through the grapevine of another con fail: this time Epic Icon Comic Con, to be held May 4-6 at the Los Angels Convention Center, was cancelled a mere week out. Sound familiar? As recently as April 8th they were still announcing guests. But it all fell apart. The shows’ […]
Yesterday morning, outside of legendary Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that the San Diego Comic-Con will be staying in the city through 2021. The San Diego mayor was accompanied by Tourism Authority CEO Joe Terzi, Convention Center CEO Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, Comic-Con International’s Chief Communications and Strategy Officer […]
Returning to Anaheim this is year is the “fan-loved” WonderCon. For those who attended WonderCon last year, the highly-adored comic convention brought to us by none other than Comic-Con International was temporarily held in Los Angeles last year due to scheduling conflicts with the Anaheim Convention Center. To my joy, it has returned to Anaheim […]
Another weekend, another when a con is crap, this time in Los Angeles.
By Nicholas Eskey Taking his regular seat in front of the all too familiar line consisting of convention goers, Comic-Con International’s President John Rogers readies himself for the inevitable. The “Talk Back Panel” always signifies the end of a convention, giving the chance for attendees and vendors alike to voice their opinions on their experiences; […]
By Nicholas Eskey If you label yourself a “nerd” and wear it with pride, undoubtedly you already follow Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist News. The quick witted comedian and mega-nerd took heads the podcast driven news network for nerds with a wonderful collection of colleagues and special guests, discussing everything from the current state of all things […]
By Nicholas Eskey During the tail end of last year’s Wonder Con, it was announced that the convention which had spent the last three years in Anaheim would instead next be hosted by the city of Los Angeles. The change was for a simple reason; the Anaheim convention center already had another event booked for […]
By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back boys and girls to another exciting installment of the Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview! Since there is just too many toys out there to wrangle into one medium sized post, I’ve chosen only those that either have been newly released or newly announced, and of course have caught my eye. So […]
Comic-Con International has released the floor plan for WonderCon 2016, scheduled for March 25-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. After four years of steady growth in Anaheim, CCI has moved WC to downtown Los Angeles. Some wonder if the site is suited, given the lack of hotel rooms and the location. (Yes, these are […]