Frozen: The Unsung Heroes of the Story

Frozen Story Team

  If you’re a warm blooded human and have been out in public, then you’ve most likely heard that wildly popular and award winning song from the movie Frozen. Yeah, you know the one I’m talking about. The one that has gotten so far wedged into your head that brain trauma is the only remedy. […]

The Asbury Park Comicon was a hit

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Whew so many events going on it is hard to keep track. Last weekend’s Asbury Park Comicon seems to have been a cracking good time, based on all the blog and FB posts we’ve seen about it. We’ve been hoping to go to the show every year, but this time two cons in a row […]

Salt Lake CIty Con expects 100,000 this weekend

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Last fall’s very first Salt Lake City Con drew what is claimed to be 80,000 people, although when I first reported on it it was 50,000 tickets sold,—and the fire marshals came outin force. With that kind of smash, they are holding another one already, nicknamed FanX. And this time they are expecting an even huger crowd. :

What we learned about getting a Comic-Con hotel room from Hoteloween 2014

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Yesterday was the day when Travel Planners sent out hotel notifications and it was joy for a few and grief for many more. I finished my own entry at 2:20 and got my first choice. Ben, who had the same hotel list, finished 20 second later and got nothing. Why? Well, I chose a single […]

ECCC Who’s Where

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By the time you read this, The Beat will be on our way to Seattle for The Emerald City Comic Con, now just about the third biggest comic con in America (although I’m working on a new chart about that.) The show is already COMPLETELY SOLD OUT and has been for a while, so good […]

Hawthorne High School Comic Convention is back on May 10th

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Hawthorne High School in New Jersey has been throwing a comic con for seven years, and thanks to the help of art teacher Alan Rosenberg’s great contacts, they always have a stellar line-up of great cartoonists. This year’s show, to be held May 10th, will be a Tribute to Joe Kubert, and I’m guessing it will be one of those small intimate shows that so many folks enjoy. Guests include Walt Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Joe Staton and more.

Another creepy camera crew was stalking cosplayers at London Super Comic Con

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Another report of a bunch of youtube perverts harassing cosplayers while posing as a legitimate camera crew news outlet has emerged from London Super Comic Con, as reported by a cosplayer known as Lady Noctis. The event is similar to the one that took place at New York Comic Con last fall, with a camera crew asking women in costume to be interviewed and then asking them vulgar and harassing questions.

Only four months until Comic-Con!

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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 sold, […]

2014 San Diego Comic-Con badges sold out in about 90 minutes

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I was away from the computer for Badge-o-ween but Kevin Melrose proves he’s at good at live-blogging as he is everything else with a blow by blow chronology of the drama of people around the world sitting in front of their computers waiting to enter credit card information. You could only buy single day passes […]

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

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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, and […]

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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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 Con, […]

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

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Hey 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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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 claims […]