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August 14, 2014

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* Tony Millionaire and Caitlin McGurk will be reprising their interviewee/interviewer shtick from this year's CAKE at an event at Billy Ireland in Columbus Labor Day week.

* I can't figure out a direct link, but in the brief marked 08.07.2014 Emerald City Comic-Con announced its first special guests for 2015: Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen.

image* Genghis Con has announced a date for 2014 and various news developments related to that show, in Cleveland late Fall. That one only has exhibitor registration for a limited time, so if you're interested, you might get on that right away.

* Brian Gardes suggests more people at conventions selling convention-only items issue tickets as Todd McFarlane used to for his signing lines.

* here's a more complete blog post at Robot 6 on something we mentioned in cursory form last week: the NYCC sold tickets to its forthcoming show through some retailing partners and that sale was enthusiastically engaged by fans, some of whome waited in line for more than 24 hours.

* here are the organizations that exist under the SPX umbrella.

* congratulations to Short Run for winning the Seattle Weekly's best comics convention designation. That's quite an achievement in a town with a really well-run, large convention like Emerald City. Short Run is in mid-November this year; Emerald City is in late March, and tickets go on sale September 1.

* Eleanor Davis is signing in Athens in support of her book. It would be super-cool if we could make August this really intensive signing and touring month. Here's the poster.

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