September 12, 2013
The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Cons, Shows, Events
By Tom Spurgeon
* SPX, SPX, SPX
. You can read an interview with Warren Bernard here
* here's a local news media event on the convention in Salt Lake City
, which drew an astounding number of people first time out of the gate. They have ambitious plans. I can imagine a number of shows hitting pretty amazing attendance figure, and wouldn't be surprised at all if any of them pass San Diego's attendance in the next few years. That convention has been capped for a few years now, or would be drawing astounding numbers at this point. I'm not sure what it means for festival/cons coverage except that people really like conventions these days. It's something people like to do, just about as its own thing.
* Chris Butcher has penned a gigantic post
on TCAF 2013 with the official TCAF 2014 dates announcement and basic framework discussed. They're adding a day of more rigorous programming in front of the show, on the Friday.
* here's a report
on a Leanne Shapton and Rutu Modan event related to the Edinburgh Book Festival.
* over at The Beat
, Heidi MacDonald caught that the Baltimore Comic-Con -- the 2013 iteration of which was last weekend -- will expand to three days and grow in size a bit
. That makes total sense; I would have failed a quiz that asked me to state how many days the show ran currently. They had a rocky enough start -- there were some obstacles early on -- that it's good to see them experience a surge in popularity for their comics-focused show. I have to imagine that's in the top half-dozen of every show that a mainstream-comics comics professional would consider doing in a calendar year.
* finally, there's a lot to enjoy in this Alan Moore signing photo set
: the people working security and Moore's suit, mostly.
posted 2:20 am PST
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