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Talking Comics on CBC’s “Lang and O’Leary”

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Comic-Con: The Journey Begins

The following excerpt from my book Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture describes the sense of building excitement as the tribes converge on San Diego for Con week. Previous excerpts here and here. On the morning of Tuesday, July 12, we … Continue reading

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Taste of Comic-Con: Nostalgia Ain’t What it Used to Be

The following excerpt from my book Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture offers a critical look at the collectors’ market through the lens of the (ever-shrinking) back issue dealers section of the Comic-Con exhibit hall. As we start to contemplate a … Continue reading

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A Taste of Comic-Con

The following excerpt from my book Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture captures the frenzied first moments as the doors of Comic-Con open to the public on preview night. “Attention exhibitors!” boomed the PA system. “Please move all pallets out of … Continue reading

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SDCC 2013 Badge Scramble: What You Need to Know

In Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, I wrote that the speed with which Comic-Con sells out is now bumping up against the laws of physics. We are going to see experimental evidence to support that theory in about … Continue reading

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Future of Comics Panel at ECCC

The programming schedule for the Emerald City Comic-Con was just posted with lots of great stuff as always. I will be moderating a panel on the Future of Comics on Friday at 5:20pm in Hall C featuring an amazing lineup … Continue reading

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SDCC 2013: Pro-pocalypse

Yesterday San Diego Comic-Con professional registration opened. This is when a group of pre-qualified, pre-selected industry pros (and their guests) get to go online and get badges to attend their industry’s most important event. Last year, the process took nine … Continue reading

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Four Peaks (UWTV) Interview

Earlier this fall I sat down with Hanson Hosein, host of Four Peaks TV, a Seattle-based program looking at media, communication and technology and head of the Masters of Communication Digital Media (MCDM) program at the University of Washington. It … Continue reading

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Top 10 Coolest Digital Comics Projects of the Year

2012 was the year digital-direct comics went mainstream. Entirely bypassing the tried-and-true supply chain of print distribution, brick-and-mortar retailers and the collectors market, these stand-alone tablet apps, self-published originals, studio efforts, and digital exclusives sold through platforms like comiXology and iVerse disrupted … Continue reading

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Of Geeks and Girls

The term “geek girl” has had to carry a lot of unwanted baggage lately. Intended as a positive self-identity for women and girls with well-developed interests in nerdy pursuits ranging from pop culture to science and engineering, it has become … Continue reading

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