The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events
By Tom Spurgeon
* next year's SDCC is July 23-26 with a July 22 Preview Night. I think this iteration stamped on comics brains that the show remains a necessary one for those with the conception of the show as a comic industry gathering place, even if the actual role of promoting individual comics becomes more and more a part of everything else. Comics people seem to attend the Eisners if they or their friends are up for them, they go to signings, they are happy to be on panels. They seemed pleased to touch base with community allies and see old friends. It felt as mentally healthy as a comic convention stuffed to the rafters with people might get.