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August 17, 2016

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* glad to see a site here and there picking up on that dumb Wizard-hosting-a-gun-dealer story. Usually I'd feel awful for the major comics guests to have their once-a-year spotlight stolen like that, but there aren't really a lot of comics guests at Wizard shows.

* Comiket ends with their usual heart-stopping attendance figures. I suppose there's a post to be written by someone that digs into how shows count their attendance, but I think it's more than clear this is the biggest one. They're bringing two new buildings into the fold for the December iteration.

* SPX heats up with an exhibitor list somewhere in there; the Ignatz noms should be out sometime today as well and will engender their own post.

* prompted by a letter, the writer and comics historian Mark Evanier muses on how quickly the big conventions disassemble their tables and how much wear and tear this puts on the people doing it.

* finally, here's a report on Edward Ross at Edinburgh International Book Festival, complete with photos. My favorite is the people that stepped out of the time machine.
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