Tweet Yes it’s that time, people as this site and all remotely connected to pop culture begin to be obsessed with nothing but Comic-Con, the glitz, the glamour, the gallons of coffee we’ll need to get through it all. ONe of the best places for information on how to go and what to do is […]
Tweet OK, it is happening. A comics-themed off-site the Wednesday of Preview Night, this time Image’s huge Image Expo event. Expect announcements and Image pride. Also this is why you have to get in TUESDAY these days. For the first time ever, the highly-anticipated Image Expo, a showcase for one of the biggest publishers in […]
Tweet[Caveat: embarrassing and/or salacious events have been bowdlerized.] Today marks the end of the annual conference of the American Library Association, held June 26-July 1 near Las Vegas, Nevada. Since it offered a large amount of comics programming as well as a more bibliophiliac experience than BookExpo America, I made my plans to attend months […]
TweetBuilding Creative Bridges has an insightful recap of Stan Lee’s talk at the American Library Association’s annual conference. The most hyperbolic quote? He and his colleagues, for example, prepared materials teaching soldiers how to disassemble and reassemble guns: “We were able to increase the speed of the training by about 30%…I never told you, but […]
Tweet The annual conference of the American Library Association kicks into high gear today (It’s been running since Thursday!), with the first full day of the exhibition hall being open. Like BookExpo America, publishers are displaying their new titles, and scheduling authors to sign books! Gene Yang signed his new book from First Second last […]
Tweet Every Winter, the American Library Association holds a conference in an arctic clime (Philadelphia, Boston) where awards are announced and some networking and training is held. In the Summer, it’s usually someplace sweltering (although DC in June is not that bad). Last year, it was held in Chicago. This year, Vegas. 
Tweet by Aaron Humphrey The fifth annual Comics and Medicine conference kicked off today at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, which raises the question: how did one of the world’s most prestigious institutes for medicine and research wind up hosting a conference about comics?? Back in 2010, The Beat covered the […]
TweetAs we reported the other day, in 2015 Wizard’s convention schedule is expanding even more, and they are adding nine new territories in 2015, including San Jose, Calif.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Cleveland, OH Raleigh, N.C.; Indianapolis, IN Las Vegas, NV Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wis.; Greenville, S.C. Additional cities (new and returning) may also be […]
TweetEvery two years, the city of Erlangen, Germany hosts the Erlangen Comics Salon. In a nutshell, it’s the German version of Angoulême. It’s not as crazy or as big, as the German comics scene is about ten years behind the United States in development. (Which is curious, giving the ubiquitous Franco-Belgian and American comics found […]
Tweet HeroesCon is well underway! Held at the Charlotte Convention Center, it runs until Sunday. Guests span the gamut from mainstream superstars—Fraction and DeConnick—to the book world—Jeff Smith—to alt.comix icons—The Hernandez Bros. So there is something for everyone here. It’s part of what makes this one of th eocmic book parties of the year. Among […]
Are con wars just heating up? Calvin Reid and I surveyed the showrunners after this weekend’s three con pile-up and it sounds like things are just getting started.
In particular, it turns out Special Edition: NYC was just a warm-up for what could be smaller comics shows everywhere.
TweetForbdden panet is hosting a fairly epic singing tonight with PAUL POPE / DEAN HASPIEL / NICK BERTOZZI / CHRIS MISKIEWICZ / BOB FINGERMAN signing and it’s a fairly epic line-up of debuts — please note the Pope signing has special rules as seen in the link. Shaleton! Fear my Dear! Thomas Alsop! […]
Tweet This weekend is HeroesCon in Charlotte, everyone’s favorite stop on the convention circuit, and in advance of the show, a statement on harassment has been unveiled. Apparently there wasn’t one before, but this is the kind of strong public statement that people in charge need to make to effect a change in how we […]
TweetBy Dave Carter This coming weekend (June 21-22, 2014) will mark the sixth annual Kids Read Comics Festival. KRC brings together kids (and their families) and cartoonists for two days of comic-centered fun, combining a tradition comics convention with hand-on workshops and other activities. Last week via email I interviewed one of the KRC founders, […]