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Could DC in D.C. Be the Future of Comic Cons

Could DC in D.C. Be the Future of Comic Cons?

From January 12-13, the brightest stars from DC Entertainment's comic and television worlds descended on our nation's capital for a weekend linking the four-color world of comic books to our present-day social concerns. I didn't write this article during or immediately after the DC in D.C. event because I needed some time to digest what […]

An Open Letter To ReedPOP About The Future Of MCM Comic Cons

An Open Letter To ReedPOP About The Future Of MCM Comic Cons

We were the first to break the news of ReedPOP's acquisition of the MCM Comic Cons here in the UK. When the news broke, I had particular interest — after all, as well as writing for Bleeding Cool, I'm a comic creator in my own right and have been an exhibitor at MCM shows for […]

Sexual Harassment At Sci-Fi Fantasy Cons And Within Publishers &#8211 Survey Results

Sexual Harassment At Sci-Fi Fantasy Cons, And Within Publishers – Survey Results

Jess Nevins is well known to comic book industry people for his annotations of comic books, notably the League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. He is also the author of the World Fantasy Award-nominated Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana and other works on Victoriana and pulp fiction. And a short time ago, he put up a survey to ask if people had suffered […]

Barzinga At The Five Points Festival: Beer Toys Comics

Barzinga At The Five Points Festival: Beer! Toys! Comics!

Over the weekend, Henn and I traveled up to the Five Points Festival in NYC's Lower East Side. The show is a fantastic first-year con, as I've said in my previous report. We sadly didn't get any special guest stars on today's episode, but that's OK. Our next con will actually be Wizard World Philly, […]

Things To Do In Birmingham This April If You Love Comics

Things To Do In Birmingham This April If You Love Comics

By Olly MacNamee Back for its sophomore year is the ever-expanding Birmingham Comics Festival, returning to the scene of the crime, Edgbaston Stadium, and teaming up with local creators and local exhibitors to offer a comic con the whole city can embrace and be a part of. For instance, the guys behind the uber-popular Drink […]

Myriad Aspects To The Challenge &#8211 A Response To Whether Cosplay Is Killing Comic Con

Myriad Aspects To The Challenge – A Response To Whether Cosplay Is Killing Comic Con

By Bill Watters Recently, Denise Dorman wrote a thought-provoking piece on the subject of the lessening profitability of attending comic-con styled events by name artists and industry talent that appeared on Bleeding Cool as "Denise Dorman Asks – Is Cosplay Killing Comic Con?" The Bleeding Cool headline leads to the impression that she's suggesting that […]

Dragon Con &#8211 A Vacation From Reality

Dragon Con – A Vacation From Reality

By Troy Akridge Each Labor Day weekend, Atlanta, Georgia's downtown is filled with the sights and sounds of costumed fans of all genres roaming the streets from host hotel to host hotel in search of what excites them. Some come for the costuming. Others come to meet their favorite celebrities. Others are just there for […]

Things To Do On The West Coast In August If You Like Comics

Things To Do On The West Coast In August If You Like Comics

By Michele Brittany, a West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent A is for August and Anime! I cannot believe how many anime events are scheduled for the month of August. Have a look and make your plans. California StocktonCon looks to be the con to attend over the weekend of August 9 and 10. Danny Glover, […]

Talking To Angel About The Treatment Of The Homeless During San Diego Comic Con

Talking To Angel About The Treatment Of The Homeless During San Diego Comic Con

Yesterday, while visiting Horton Plaza, Bleeding Cool Editor-In-Chief Hannah Means-Shannon took a cigarette break. And gave a cigarette to Angel, a homeless lady living in San Diego. Earlier that day, Hannah had received a tip that there had been serious problems between the local authorities and the homeless community in an attempt to quickly clear […]

Four Color Roots Part 5: A Misspent Youth At Early 90s Comic Cons

Four Color Roots Part 5: A Misspent Youth At Early '90s Comic Cons

By Christopher Smith In this, the fifth installment of our ongoing column series, Christopher Smith takes us on a tour through his own back pages as a comics fan, going down unexpected dark alleys and digressions. Focusing only on the comics and pop-cultural touchstones he experienced at the time, he reconsiders their (at times unlikely) influence […]

Comics And Cosplay Presents Con Week: Are There Too Many Cons

Comics And Cosplay Presents Con Week: Are There Too Many Cons?

By Ian Mageto Comics and Cosplay host and Bleeding Cool's Bleeding Cosplay columnist Ian Mageto presents a week of videos for "Con Week" where he investigates hot topics around how cons and anime conventions are run and what the experience is like for fans. In this episode he discusses where there are simply too many […]

Comics And Cosplay Presents Con Week: Do Cons Need Cosplay Dress Codes

Comics And Cosplay Presents Con Week: Do Cons Need Cosplay Dress Codes?

By Ian Mageto Comics and Cosplay host and Bleeding Cool's Bleeding Cosplay columnist Ian Mageto presents a week of videos for "Con Week" where he investigates hot topics around how cons and anime conventions are run and what the experience is like for fans. In this episode he discusses cosplay dress code policies. Follow Comics […]


Awesome Con In DC Grows 250% &#8211 Will It Be The Next Big Thing

Awesome Con In DC Grows 250% – Will It Be The Next Big Thing?

By Hashim Hathaway While everyone had their eye on the spectacle that is Wondercon, last Friday also brought a new and improved Awesome Con to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center right in the heart of Washington DC. For three days, a mixture of fans, celebs old and new, cosplayers, artists, writers and merchants all […]




When Your Event Gets Too Big For Your Shop &#8211 Launching Phat Con

When Your Event Gets Too Big For Your Shop – Launching Phat Con

By Michele Brittany It was an usually warm day last Saturday here in Southern California as I headed to Phat Con, being held at Dave & Buster's at The Outlets at Orange. I was feeling excitement because it was my first con of the year – January 18th – and a small con was a […]

Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 1 of 3) &#8211 Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

Surviving 15 Shows in 15 Weeks (Part 1 of 3) – Write or Wrong By Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning writes: Towards the end of 2013, I decided to do something that would either exponentially help my writing career or kill me: I decided to conduct a "13 Shows in 13 Weeks" book-signing tour. As I've discussed in earlier installments of this column (and the book/collection Write or Wrong: A Writer's Guide to […]

Three British Comic Cons In Three Weekends

Three British Comic Cons In Three Weekends

It is a little ridiculous. (Photo by Roger Gibson) This weekend is the Bristol Comic Expo, the genetic inheritor of the old UKCAC conventions. With guests such as Alan Davis, Mark Buckingham, Ian Churchill, Mike Carey, John Higgins, Anne Stokes, Gary Erskine, Dylan Teague, Rob Williams, Ian Edginton, Lee Garbett, Neil Edwards, Paul Cornell, David […]