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August 3, 2016

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* I quite liked these Colleen Doran convention photos. At a certain point, a lot of it really is just about connecting with old friends.

* it's pretty quiet now. There are shows in Kansas City and Palm Springs. There's Otakon, in Baltimore. Wizard World Chicago is this month, the old Chicago show out at Rosemont set in the middle of summer. It was twice a clear #2 national show. It was Wizard's first convention purchase (between those twin heydays) and I think has remained their most popular show (I think they do well with Philadelphia, too). It's diminished a bit in the same way all of the Wizard shows have diminished. They do a lot of TV and film people through there now, which was never an attraction in olden times.

* you can apply now to exhibit at TCAF in 2017. That show has been consistently great recently.

* SPX has a full battery of special guests up. Wow, what a show.

* finally, I enjoyed Hillary Chute's take on Comic-Con International.
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