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January 9, 2019

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* James Sturm has an events-heavy small tour planned in support of Off Season. Sturm is good on his feet and well worth your comics-focused time.

* good luck and safe travel to all of those making the sojourn to France for the Angouleme Festival. That may sound early, but I've talked to two US people making extended trips that have already had their mail held. Because he's not one to participate in such things, the parts of the show devoted to Richard Corben should be really interesting. They've done a great jobs with major exhibits recently, and that one could really be something to see.

* if you haven't done a check of exhibitor/vendor/attendee registration deadlines for all your favorite shows, I'd suggest doing that sooner rather than later. I know that CXC ramps up its exhibitor application on February 1, and our show isn't until late September. One thing I've noticed from my position is that it looks like -- by which I mean it seems to me -- that Comic-Con may be trying to streamline its press registration by leaving more in the hands of sponsoring publications. I sympathize; that's a huge group and I think a lot of people with press passes are attending that show more than they're maybe covering an aspect of that show.

* this is an interesting investment from D+Q considering their limited classic con/festival attendance right now. Sounds smart to me.

* finally, I ran into this 2015 panorama shot of the San Diego Convention Center which makes it look like there's a corner and two directions one might head rather than one long front sidewalk. That is one big facility. Taking a second look, that might be 2018 due to no cars/buses/etc. on that immediately proximate driveway.

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