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Wizard World sells conventions to Fan Expo

Wizard World sells conventions to Fan Expo – Bent Corner

If one of your post-pandemic goals was to go to a Wizard World event, you’re out of luck. Fan Expo agreed to purchase the six remaining Wizard World events. From Newsarama, the pinnacle of comic book news journalism: “Fan Expo HQ is devoted to creating unmissable, exceptional fan experiences. We’re beyond thrilled to be able …

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Hagerstown’s Four State Comic-Con is this weekend

Hagerstown Four State Comic-Con - Rick Rottman

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.

Emerald City Comicon sued for not paying ‘volunteers’

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 …

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Brianna Wu had blogger removed from RavenCon panel for taking her picture

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 …

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Scott Lobdell apologizes for sexually harassing MariNaomi

Scott Lobdell apologizes for sexually harassing MariNaomi - Rick Rottman

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 …

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DragonCon finally cuts ties with accused child predator Ed Kramer

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 …

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