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February 7, 2013

The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Cons, Shows, Events


By Tom Spurgeon

* Comic-Con International badges go on sale February 16. It's a sign of the times that a sale date five months in advance of the show feels really, really late. At least to me.

* this weekend is Comic-Con India. That event sounds like a blast. I know that Peggy Burns, Calista Brill and Jacq Cohen are part of the North American contingent on hand.

* it may just be me, but it seemed to me like hotel rooms are available at the SPX hotel on that weekend right now for what I paid for them with the con rate in 2012. Just saying.

* speaking of which, that quiet smile you feel someone out there flashing is the publishers and other big exhibitors securing hotel rooms for Comic-Con International a few weeks before other folks are able to secure them. I have to imagine that's a relief for a lot of those people, to get that out of the way.

* finally, put the SPX exhibitor registration date on your calendar: March 1. That is a major, major show for a lot of folks, and it's a show that's not curated.
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