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Long Beach Comic Expo Ticket Giveaway

Long Beach Comic Expo Ticket Giveaway

Our friends at the upcoming Long Beach Comic Expo were kind enough to partner with us to give away free tickets. We have two sets of two to give to you!. That’s two FULL weekend passes, good for 2/20 & 21 at the The Long Beach Convention & Exposition Center in Long Beach CA. If that’s in driving distance to you, you should totally enter. Read More

‘Comic Book People 2’ Kickstarter Campaign

‘Comic Book People 2’ Kickstarter Campaign

Last year, a successful Kickstarter campaign resulted in the book ‘Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s,’ a well-received visual history of the first two decades of San Diego’s Comic-Con International. Now, author/photographer Jackie Estrada, administrator of the annual Will Eisner Awards (who is also, with her husband Batton Lash, the co-publisher of Exhibit A Press, which publishes Lash’s comic, ‘Supernatural Law’), has compiled a second volume covering the 1990s. Read More

The Once and Future Comic-Con

The Once and Future Comic-Con

I spent Thursday through Sunday of last week at what is officially titled Comic-Con International San Diego, but known to geeks, nerds and fanboys the world over as simply “Comic-Con” (other nicknames include SDCC, Geek Pride Week, Nerd Prom, and, before it became cool, many less flattering terms); this four-day event has become the Sundance Festival of genre film, TV, gaming and, oh yeah, comics. Read More

“Worlds Within Worlds”: Shattering Conventions Explores and Exposes Con Culture

“Worlds Within Worlds”: Shattering Conventions Explores and Exposes Con Culture

Writer Bob Calhoun’s new tome is Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay and Conflict on the Expo Floor, an insightful and fun romp through what he calls “temporary worlds created in concrete convention centers and hotel conference rooms.” We chat about his book, his take on Comic-Con, and the days he used to wrestle men in Sasquatch suits while drunks tossed food at him. Read More