San Diego Comic-Con Badge-o-ween takes place this Saturday!

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Tweet The general scrum for badges for this year’s Comic-Con opens on Saturday at 9 am Pacific Time. But it order to purchase them you must get your place in the waiting room between 7 am and 9 am. And before that you must run with the wolves, learn the ways of the Shaolin Temple, […]

Two conventions forget what year it is with questionable promotions

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Over the weekend there was a kerfuffle or two! Are you shocked?

These involved comic cons which had promotions that seemed to forget that about 40% of the con going audience is now female.

Project: Comic Con in St Louis cancelled for 2014

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Tweet With seemingly everyone putting on a comic-con, as business booms and it seems like easy money, we’re finding more and more people who bit off perhaps a bit more than they could chew, and/or got into things for the wrong reason. The alleged Kickstarter embezzlement at River Con, the co-founder squabbles at Denver Comic […]

The Beat is on the move again: Middle Georgia Comic Convention and Emerald City

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TweetHey kids, two shows coming up this month, First: Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2014 This is a BRAND NEW SHOW, held March 15-16 at the Macon Centerplex in Macon, GA. I have NEVER been to Georgia before so this will be a first. Other guests include Mark Bagley, Colleen Doran, Francesco Francavilla, Brian Stelfreeze, Justin […]

SDCC ’14: Hotel-o-ween kicks off with Early Bird Hotel sale!

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Well, this is not really hotel-o-ween. It is a nice, orderly, adult process known as the Comic-Con International early bird hotel sale. Basically if you don’t mind a brief 15-20 shuttle ride and paying the whole amount upfront, you can book a perfectly nice hotel room in Mission Valley or Hotel Circle RIGHT NOW.

More Comic-Con Guests announced: Steranko, O’Malley, Vaughan, Wilson etc.

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Another 20 guests have been announced for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and they are:

Denver Comic Con board releases statement: “Denver Comic Con Does Not Need Saving”

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Tweet UPDATE: Convention director Christina Angel has released her own statement on FB. The he said-she said of the Denver Comic Con-troversy just got ratcheted up a notch as the Con board has released a statement refuted the charges made by co-founder Charlie La Greca earlier today. The statement pretty much directly contradicts Le Greca’s […]

Con Wars: Denver Comic Con co-founder La Greca pens open letter following removal

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TweetBoy oh boy. These con wars are getting more and more complicated. Denver Comic Con is in its fourth year and last year experienced exponential growth. Originally founded as part of a Comic Book Classroom, a non-profit outreach program designed to increase awareness of comics to children, the con was a means to fund that […]

ReedPOP adds summer comics show in New York—and so does everyone else

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It may not be Con Wars, but it is con crunch. With the exploding popularity of comics/pop culture shows around the world, more and more events, some of them highly localized, are springing up. And as cons get more popular, suitable dates are becoming harder and harder to find.

New York is currently home to three major events—the indie focused MoCCA Festival in April, the sprawling New York Comic Con in October, and the art comics focused Comic Arts Brooklyn in November. And now a summer show is coming: ReedPOP, the organization behind NYCC, is launching Special Edition NYC June 14-15 at the Javits Center. The show will be purely comics focused, without the video game/movie distractions of NYCC, and held in the popular shed-like “North Hall” where artists alley was held the last two years of NYCC.

Ironically, this weekend – Father’s Day — is already hosting two other shows in the New York metro area.

Thought Bubble Announce 2014 Logo, Dates and First Guests

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TweetThis morning saw British convention season kick into high gear once more, with the announcement that Thought Bubble 2014 will be held from the 9-16th November this year, with the convention held on the weekend of the 15th and 16th. Amongt the first guests announced are Natasha Allegri, Danielle Corsetto, Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder and Becky Cloonan.

The weekend in conventions: New Orleans Comic Con brings Who, spicy food

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Tweet But it was not just India that had a con, the US con season continued with the New Orleans Comic Con, a Wizard show that, as the above Instagram shows, had tons of people to see Matt Smith talk Doctor Who and so on. More on the Wizard World Instagram account. If the number […]

Photo Gallery: Indian Comics Convention draws throngs

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Tweet Yep, it’s convention season again! And over in New Delhi the 4th Annual Indian Comics Convention, one of the shows organized by Comic Con India, just wrapped up, with, as the PR said: • Kids and adults dressed as their favourite comic, superhero and gaming characters. • Workshops with creators, artists and writers of […]

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 […]

San Diego Comic-Con notes: Pro Reg opens as convention centers expansion wrangling drags on

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Tweet Here’s a little round-up of San DIego’s two mayoral candidates, running to fill the seat left vacant when serial groper/haarasser Bob Filner got the boot. Both support the convention center expansion but lawsuits may mean it will be years before groundbreaking begins on the planned expansion, meaning…Comic-COn will stay compact for now. Meanwhile, letters […]

SPX Exhibitor 2014 Lottery is underway!

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Tweet That’s right the first ever lottery style exhibitor application process is underway— a mad dash for table space at the one of the exceedingly few premiere indie shows that is not entirely curated. But there is no need to make a mad dash! IT IS A LOTTERY! Whether you were sitting there at 12:01 […]