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August 1, 2013

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


By Tom Spurgeon

image* here's a report in comics form on a comics convention in Glasgow.

* one thing I wondered after during last month's Comic-Con International is if there were any additional security measures on concerning who was allowed to enter and where. I was stopped twice by security entering random front doors and was directed to the place where press registers. Even though I was already registered, I was told this was the only place I could enter. So I wondered if they were wrong or if that might have been something the convention did. Turns out the security was just wrong. CCI's David Glanzer:
As I had suspected and hoped, that information was incorrect. Once the doors open press can access the hall from any door that any individual can access. It's only in the morning before the hall is open that they are directed to the press registration area.
So that's nice to know. I ignored both admonitions, which was sort of a dick move and I apologize for it.

* six weeks until SPX. Yikes.

* this interview with the aforementioned David Glanzer suggests Comic-Con is still hoping for a WonderCon in San Francisco and is also looking at Anaheim because of the SF venue's unwillingness to work with them more than six months ahead of time. I sort of hope that maybe they expand their Fall show away from the alternative stuff because that part of the calendar is so stuffed with similar shows, keep the Anaheim spring show, and do a more mainstream show in November or whatever, but I'm probably in a minority on that one.

* finally, even without some major players setting dates as of yet, the 2014 calendar is firming up, at least for the first half of the year. No big conflicts as of yet.
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