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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.


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Jan. 26th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
I went to the ComicCon in San Diego once. It was quite fun, but the travel costs were high.

I usually go to the Planet Comicon in Kansas City. I have no desire to go to any others. Especially the ones run by Lizard...
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Oh, you ain't kidding about San Diego. Hotel space sells out as soon as it's available. One of my friends went there as a pro, and he said it was nuts getting in the door and doing anything. Fun, but busy busy busy....

Last year was the first year I'm sorry I couldn't go. Stephan Pastis, the creator of Pearls Before Swine, was there signing books. Oh, that would have been awesome.

I've never heard of Planet Comicon. I kind of like the smaller ones because they seem more "fan-based", doing things fans want. When is it?
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)

Hmm....I wasn't planning on going this year....but a chance to ask Helen Slater what she was thinking? Worth thinking about.

I like looking at Michael Golden's art, but he's full of himself.
Jan. 27th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Awww...I liked Supergirl. (Yeah, I know, but I have a soft spot in my heart for it that I just can't shake.)

As far as your Michael Golden comment? PREACH, BROTHER, PREACH!
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