Looking Sideways Into the Future: What I Noticed in Comics in 2013 and the Years Ahead

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So, it’s a few weeks into the new year.  Christmas trees are being recycled, merchandise is being discounted, and resolutions are being retconned.  That means I’d better get my ruminations done. What happened in 2013?

New York Comic Con 2020: A Look Back

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Well, the fifteenth New York Comic Con just concluded ten days of pop cultural programming in Manhattan.  While ReedPOP does not release exact data points, initial estimates set the attendance at the Javits Convention Center at 480,000 with 335,000 unique visitors.  (In a move to encourage the greatest number of attendees, RP limited the availability […]

The Once and Future New York Comic Con

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One week past, and most have recovered from the media spectacle that is New York Comic Con. A slight breather is in order as the convention season glides into hibernation, with just King Con III and the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival remaining here in New York City.

As soon as the Con ended and attendance was announced, comixologists began to ruminate upon what they had witnessed, what went right and wrong, and what to anticipate if the Con keeps growing at an annual rate of 14,400 people a year. What might next year’s show look like?