Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

The Wrath Of Con

Gareb Shamus has just bought himself another comic convention to fuck up.

Last week, he bought one in Atlanta.  Now, he's bought one in Joisey.  And he's already got one con in Philly and another in New York.  Is he aware that most comic book fans don't have the cash to support 4+ regional shows (those with the cash already go to Heroes Con and San Diego).

This con war with Reid is really getting nuts.  Wizard needs some really good guests.  However, most in the comic industry have already told Wizard to suck mud.  Maggie Thompson, in the current issue of Comic Buyer's Guide, mentions that she hates Wizard cons because she wants to look for comics to add to her collection, not autographs of washed-up has beens.  Keep in mind, CBG has been a no-show at the ChicagoCon the past three years.  Meanwhile, the rumblings I hear about Reid make me nervous about becoming part of their con war army.

So, Wizard has nine cons running across the US and Canada, after downsizing dramatically the last couple of years.  Here's a friendly word to Shamus and his staff -- it's the economy, stupid.
Tags: art, comic books, comics, haven't we suffered enough
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