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June 26, 2014

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* I find it hard to believe there are no conventions of significant size this weekend, so I'm thinking I'm maybe missing one. My apology to its organizers if that's the case. There is the comics and medicine conference, which is a very different kind of show.

* I almost forgot Torsten Adair's column here on a recent comics show in the New York area, held the same weekend as Reed's comics-focuse affair in the city. Here's a photo gallery from the same show.

* a recent New York area show of interest is moving from Asbury Park to Secaucus and changing its name to reflect that fact. I talked to three different creators about that show at Heroes, and several others closer to its last time being held, and the majority of them seemed to think that the show had already grown past their interest in it, which came out of it being a quirky, not necessarily in a convention center or hotel type show in an interesting place. So I imagine there will be some work to do recasting it a bit on the fly.

* finally, I'm still writing my HeroesCon report. There was undefinable element to that one I'm still hoping I figure out to make the report something more than the accumulation of individual travel points. It has something to do with my making a case six years ago that it was a unique show of its type. I still believe that to be the case, but the context has changed from shows mostly fading to shows mostly surging and I can't quite figure out the ultimate effect of that on Heroes. I had a really good time, though.
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