The economic reality of comic book conventions

Denise Dorman, wife of illustrator Dave Dorman, wrote a blog post about how attending comic book conventions as an industry professional is a money losing endeavor. According to Denise, people go to comic book conventions not to see artists like her husband and buy some of their work, but to see cosplayers, folks who dress … Continue reading “The economic reality of comic book conventions”

The San Diego Comic-Con is not a flea market

Chuck Rozanski, the owner of Mile High Comics, is at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) and there’s something going on at the con that he doesn’t like: publishers and manufacturers creating convention exclusives and then selling them directly to fans. The problem is, it’s interfering with his ability to sell overpriced back issues to people … Continue reading “The San Diego Comic-Con is not a flea market”

What is harassment at a comic book convention?

The Los Angeles Times┬áblog Hero Complex published an article about the San Diego Comic-Con and its lack of policy on harassment. Although the 130,000 people attend the event from all over the world, organizers haven’t seen fit to define what harassment is. Not really. This is the only thing posted on the official San Diego … Continue reading “What is harassment at a comic book convention?”

The real Heroes of Cosplay

One of the problems with the show is the group of people featured each week. Compared to other cosplayers, they just don’t stack up. Instead of calling the show “Heroes of Cosplay”, it should be called “Zeroes of Cosplay”.

One of the problems with the show is the group of people featured each week. Compared to other cosplayers, they just don’t stack up. Instead of calling the show “Heroes of Cosplay”, it should be called “Zeroes of Cosplay”.

Scott Lobdell apologizes for sexually harrassing MariNaomi

Cartoonist MariNaomi wrote about an awful experience she had attending a panel at recent comic book convention. She detailed how a then unnamed comic book professional harassed her throughout the panel, making lewd and inappropriate comments to her and about her. I found it uncomfortable to read, both because of the actions of the harasser … Continue reading “Scott Lobdell apologizes for sexually harrassing MariNaomi”

‘Heroes of Cosplay’ is a horrible TV show

Heroes of Cosplay is a reality show on Syfy that focuses on people who compete in cosplay, the art of dressing up as characters from comic books, movies, anime, or pop culture.┬áThe show follows the same small group of cosplayers as they travel to various comic book and anime conventions to compete for prizes. So … Continue reading “‘Heroes of Cosplay’ is a horrible TV show”