The Hagerstown Four State Comic-Con kicks off tomorrow, March 23 at 11 am at Hager Hall. It closes for the day at 7 pm and opens back up Sunday at 11 am and runs until 5 pm. A good time will surely be had by all.
Comic Book Conventions
Jerry Brooks is initiating a class action suit against Emerald City Comicon. He alleges the convention broke Washington state employment laws. They used volunteers to do tasks normally performed by paid employees. The convention referred to these volunteers as “minions.” Emerald City Comicon did not pay minions. Legally, they were not in a position where they
RavenCon, a science fiction and fantasy convention, is taking place this weekend in Richmond, Virginia. One of the guests is Brianna Wu, iPhone game developer and vocal critic of GamerGate, the leaderless consumer revolt against unethical behavior in the video games industry. Wu claims GamerGate is a hate group and that she has received over
Cartoonist MariNaomi wrote about an awful experience while attending a panel at a recent comic convention. She detailed how a then-unnamed comic book professional harassed her throughout the panel. He made lewd and inappropriate comments to her and about her. I found it uncomfortable to read, both because of the actions of the harasser and
Remember when organizers of DragonCon, the popular science fiction and fantasy convention held every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, said that they couldn’t sever ties with accused sexual molester of young boys Edward Kramer? Yeah, about that… From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Five of six founding members of the company said in a statement Monday that
ICv2 interviewed ReedPop Group Vice President Lance Fensterman about this year’s comic book convention in New York City, the 2012 New York Comic Con. One of the things discussed in the interview was the crowds. Since the New York Comic Con’s first year, in 2006, the convention has been plagued with an overcrowding problem. People