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November 11, 2010

The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: News On Cons, Shows & Major Events

imageBy Tom Spurgeon

* I'm not sure there's any major North American show beyond the Wizard thing in Austin. I usually don't count the Wizard shows, but Texas is one of the holdovers from the days these shows were all top 10 events and I love Austin. Plus: nothing else going on. Which means there's probably something huge I'm missing, but that's a story for another day.

* internationally, the sixth annual Komikon is this weekend. Someone grab me that Manny Pacquiao comic. There's also a small publishers fair in London, but that's not comic-centric.

* your Comica event of the week is the Solipsistic Pop opening, which takes place tomorrow.

* here's a fun post by Gary Tyrrell about the New England Webcomics Weekend (there will probably be a companion by the time this post rolls out in its usual Thursday slot) that not only displays his genuine enthusiasm for the event but suggests that there's life in events that focus on creators and their creations rather than industry-type announcements. It'd be nice if someone tried a looser confederacy of shows around these principles to combat the perception of Wizard's string of strange genre celebrity shows with a comics component.

* finally, is one day at Comic-Con International better than another?
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