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March 9, 2017

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* if like me you were made sad by Autoptic moving to every-third-year frequency, perhaps you can build a vacation around this 'zine fest.

* I like the marriage of comics show and publisher announcement.

* here's a piece on another show that fell well short of being able to pay its media guests. I don't know that I'd do any show that didn't pay in advance right now. That said, people are still launching comics shows. I think it's the low threshold for participating with something like that, the thing that makes it attractive as a business venture.

* I've been going to SDCC since 1995 and last year I got so confused as to how to register I basically went to the show's organizers and surrendered. I bet the uncertainty of its entry points has a a huge effect on how the show is perceived.

* kids today get to do everything cool.

* not comics: this could be really cool if they let Lee do it in total Lee-speech. Also if there's a 75-person super-villain vs. superhero fight before hand that involves Reed Richards punching a dude off his flying horse.

* finally: Stanley Tucci in Denver.
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