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 […]

Comic-Con announces first 20 guests for 2014

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Tweet Speaking of anxiety dreams, Comic-Con International has announced the their first 20 guests. ta da! And they are: Amanda Conner, artist, Power Girl, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre Brian Crane, cartoonist, Pickles Eleanor Davis, cartoonist/illustrator, Stinky, How to Be Happy Jane Espenson, writer/producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Husbands Raymond E. Feist, author, Riftwar Saga Drew […]

Scott Lobdell: I apologize to MariNaomi

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Tweet When I first read MariNaomi’s story of the guy who was sexually harassing on that panel, I thought he was an asshole and should be outed. And then I thought, gee I wonder if it is someone I know? And it was. The panel in question was the Prism Comics panel at the Long […]

TCAF announces first six guests and expanding programming for 2014

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Tweet While 2013′s plum pudding is yet to be fully digested, the menu for 2014′s comics events highlights is being set. And here to light the first burners is TCAF with it’s first guest announcements and news of greatly expanded programming. Among the guests for 2014: Lynn Johnston, Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki, manga-ka Est Em, […]

Portland’s Stumptown Comics Festival on hold as some operations move to Rose CIty Comic-Con

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Tweet The Stumptown Comics Festival , Portland’s long running indie comics show, is ending in its present form, but the Awards and its indie-focused programming will become part of the Rose City Comic-Con, which is held in September. According to Stumptown board of directors Chair Shawna Gore, the two shows are NOT merging; it is, […]

Must read: Convention Exhibitor Mega Survey shows what comics shows were most profitable for exhibitors

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WOW. This is truly groundbreaking information. Mirthful culture Magazine The Devastator recently ran a poll asking exhibitors at various comics shows—from San Diego to SPX—how much money they made, where they exhibited and many other things. The results have been put into a fascinating infographic which we’ve only excerpted below. Go to the link to see ALL the info, including which shows made the most money, which are in decline and so on.

WonderCon may still find its heart in San Francisco someday

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Tweet I had a brief chat with San Diego Comic-Con’s David Glanzer about WonderCon staying in Anaheim for another year for for PW, and talks are ongoing about heading back north: While the construction is over, the Moscone is one of the country’s busiest convention centers and still couldn’t commit to dates that offered enough […]