Monthly Archives: July 2013

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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