Only four months until Comic-Con!

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Tweet While the next 120 days will, for comics pros, be filled with planning for all the shows between now and San Diego — C2E2, WonderCon, Emerald City, MoCCA, TCAF, Denver, Heroes, and so on—for those with their lasers locked on Comic-Con, the planning is nigh. And now that the majority of badges have been […]

ReedPop teams with Oz Comic Con as rumors of New York show swirl

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Tweet ReedPop, the company that puts on New York Comic-Con, C2E2 and so on, has been hinting at international expansion for a while now and now it’s confirmed that they are partnering with Oz Comic Con, a company that puts on various Australian pop culture shows. Reed’s Lance Fensterman is apparently in Australia to kick […]

Want to work at ReedPOP?

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Tweet If you are open to working in Norwalk, CT, ReedPOP, the branch of Reed Exhibitions that runs New York Comic Con, C2E2, Star Wars Celebrations and the PAX shows, among others, has a couple of openings. More info here. Brand Marketing Coordinator To develop, maintain and enhance the brands of all assigned events within […]

INTERVIEW: Charles Soule on Writing “Letter 44″

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TweetBy Matt O’Keefe Charles Soule is beyond busy. Since Image/Shadowline published his rock fantasy 27 in 2010 he has gone on to write a number of comics from publishers including Archaia, DC, and Marvel. With his creator-owned Letter 44 he made his debut at Oni Press. I talked to him about the political science fiction series, making his […]

The Beat’s Annual Year End Survey, 2014 Edition, Part 3 — more thoughts on DC moving west

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TweetYep it’s more picks and prognostications, with a few tasty previews thrown in. Ted McKeever, cartoonist 2014 Projects: THE SUPERANNUATED MAN  A new Golden Age format, B&W, 6-issue series from Shadowline/Image, coming out around June/July of 2014. The basic premise of The Superannuated Man is a contemplation on growing old in an unspecified future where […]

UPDATE: Troubles and plagiarism charges grow for LaBeouf as Clowes contemplates legal action

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LaBeouf-Gate—in which an A-list young actor continues to dig himself deeper and deeper after cluelessly ripping off a Daniel Clowes comic as the basis for a short films because SQUIRREL!—has been developing on several fronts.

Did Shia LaBeouf rip off a Daniel Clowes comic for his short film? UPDATE: YEP

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TweetIf you look at the plot of Shia La Bouef’s short film Howard Cantour, it sounds exactly like Daniel Clowes’s short comic Justin M. Damiano, which appeared in Zadie Smith’s Anthology of Short FIction, The Book of Other People. La Beouf: Jim Gaffigan gives a perfect deadpan performance as movie critic “Howard Cantour”, spending his […]

Diamond is going to Vegas for its next retailer summit

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Tweet After several years paired with the C2E2 show in Chicago, Damond is going to Vegas, baby, for its 2014 REtailers Summit. The event will be held May 17-19, 2014. “We’re excited to bring the Summit back to Las Vegas,” said Maryanne Marlowe, Diamond’s Trade Show and Events Manager. “We had a great run in […]

NYCC ’13: NYCC Team Q&A answers questions on badges, crowding, more

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TweetEvery year, New York Comic Con changes and grows, and they get most of it right, and some of it wrong.  Every year, during the last hour of the show, Lance Fensterman and his senior team sit down and take questions from the audience regarding how well the show went, what concerns attendees have, and […]

NYCC is coming right for us

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Tweet It’s New York Comic Con Week, as exemplified by this photo of the NYCC Camaro parked in front of NYC’s Forbidden Planet shop. Everyone I know is equal parts horrified and thrilled. NYCC kind of sneaks up on you—unlike the dreadnaught of San Diego Comic-Con, NYCC has always seemed like a simple matter by […]

C2E2, Stumptown, Calgary and beyond: comics culture takes over North America

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C2E2, Stumptown and the Calgary Expo are all far behind in our rearview mirror, and I meant to write this up last week, but even as everyone is scrambling to get ready for TCAF, I felt like this year’s C2E2 in Chicago—the fourth one—finally defined it as a show that serves a local need and belongs on the comics calendar, and the confluence of a weekend when two other major shows in other categories were taking place demonstrated the strength of not only fandom but the creator contingent.

C2E2: Listen to Fake Geek Girls, Common Core and more

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Indefatigable Jamie Coville recorded the most interesting panels from C2E2—including the one The Beat was on!—for your listening pleasure. He also took 143 pictures.

Not at C2E2? Just watch it on your computer

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It seemed to start at this year’s ECCC, and before the year is out we’d expect it to be the new standard: streaming panels live from comic-cons for those who can’t go but want to follow along at home. This year at C2E2 in Chicago, Twitch will be streaming a bunch of panel (Including one that includes The Beat DREDD and beyond)

C2E2 Party Poop 2013

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Lots to drink do after hours at C2E2! Many details here.

What does the future hold for C2E2?

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Tweet Greetings from Chicago. While The Beat has been faithfully ensconced in the Diamond Retailer Summit all day, C2e2 has been setting up shop across the hall. And what does the future hold for the show? Now in its fourth year, the show has never quite lived up to its potential as the premier comics […]

People and things not setting up at C2E2: Adam West and DC Comics

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Tweet If social media is any indication, the amount of excitement over this year’s C2E2—the big ReedPOP comics/entertainment expo in Chicago—is quite high. After a bumpy start, I think this con may have actually gotten on the local radar in a big way. Certainly everyone I know is excited about the show and getting to […]