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December 26, 2013

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

By Tom Spurgeon

* Comiket, Comiket, Comiket.

* I thought I had run this Leeds Festival report in comics form, but a note from the cartoonist suggesting maybe I should run it makes me think maybe I haven't.

* in this interview Eric Stephenson gets into some of their thinking about the Image Expo. It's sound strategy: there is enough of a press infrastructure there and enough of a comics fanbase there and enough of an attentive on-line press corps that having an early January convention and time all to themselves makes a lot of sense. I don't think I'll ever be able to travel to an event that close to the holiday, but they don't need me there. I assume that within about three years we will see four or five similarly company-driven shows.

* Pittsburgh Indie Comix Expo will be held March 22 and the great Trina Robbins is their first announced special guest. You can follow them on twitter here. Jim Rugg and Theo Ellsworth will also be there.

* finally, let's all go here if there's another one.
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