"What? A Convention at a Base-Ball game? I never heard such a thing!". Clearly, I was skeptical when Will sold me the idea of Ballpark Comic Con. But I have to say this: the event, that took place on June 24th, 2017 was one of the best con experiences of my career. Let me tell … Continue reading KNOCKED OUTTA THE PARK BY THE CON: THE BALLPARK COMIC CON REVIEW
Oh, I know. "Misled" is a strong word. But my experience at the Garden State Mega Fest deserves a strong reaction. Or maybe should we call it "Garden State Mini Fest"? Everything there was below average, that's for sure. Here's the skinny… I took a lot of pictures at the Garden State Mega Fest. If … Continue reading MISLED BY THE CON: THE GARDEN STATE MEGA FEST REVIEW
I just lived an awkward experience at Wizard World Philadelphia this past weekend. A convention that had everything to be perfect, but just wasn't. What happened? Who's to blame? Let's review that one… I remember my first Wizard World. It was in 1999, in Chicago. Things were very different back then. Wizard was a magazine … Continue reading BEWILDERED BY THE CON: WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2017 REVIEW
Even with Comic Book Conventions, there's a Yang to the Yin, light to darkness. In just a month, Will Torres and myself have been featured at three different cons. I described in detail what happened at the Great Philly Expo (here). Then, two weeks later, we were at the Flemington Comic Show, a tiny con in the middle … Continue reading STUNNED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+2
ATTENTION AWESOMENESS ON THE WAY! You liked the new Star Wars trailer? The Celebration Funko toys? Wait. It gets better. My next store signing won't be at a comic book store. It won't even be to promote my Intertwined series (well, at least not directly). I'll be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, as … Continue reading GAP+STAR WARS+COMICS=HISTORY IN THE MAKING!
I'll be the first to admit it, this is a controversial title. That said, controversy can lead to great things… sometimes (laughs). In this post, I'm going to talk about my most recent convention experience and put it in perspective with other convention memories that I have. Let's say that nothing's black or white. But … Continue reading CONNED BY THE CONS? THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF CONVENTION BUSINESS (PART N+1)