Fallout from San Diego

Well, another day, another domino falls, but I think this one is a good thing. Some background: If you'll recall, Comic Con International (CCI), organizers of San Diego Comic-Con, "won" their lawsuit against the organizers of the Salt Lake City version of a comic convention, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. At issue, of course, was … Continue reading Fallout from San Diego

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Closing Time: SDCC vs SLCC

Apparently, today will see closing arguments in the case between the San Diego and Salt Lake flavors of every geek’s favorite type of event: Comic Con. After three years of ongoing back-and-forth, settlement discussions, a subsequently overturned gag order by the same judge that recently implied freedom of speech isn’t welcome in his courtroom, the … Continue reading Closing Time: SDCC vs SLCC

**Lawsuit Update: San Diego Comic Con’s Hail Mary

Very quick, I want to mention a bit of new information about the trial that starts tomorrow (November 28) in San Diego between “Comic-Con International” (SDCC) and “Salt Lake Comic Con” (SLCC) concerning the right to use the words “comic” and “con,” either with or without a hyphen, when promoting an event of this type. … Continue reading **Lawsuit Update: San Diego Comic Con’s Hail Mary

Attendance numbers for Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

I just received an update about the attendance for last month's Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. And they're impressive to look at. Press release excerpts and my reactions are below. Enjoy! For Immediate Release: LOS ANGELES (November 9, 2017) – The seventh edition of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is now in the record … Continue reading Attendance numbers for Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017, Final write-up

See coverage of days 1 and 2 of the 2017 version of Stan Lee's LA Comic Con if you'd like, but here's the write-up on the rest of it. Sunday was a "mop-up" day for us, getting the few remaining trinkets we would be able to fit into our suitcases for the flight home, and … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017, Final write-up

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – day 2

In the immortal words of that great DC Comics anti-hero, Rorschach (Watchmen): "Hrrm." I'm not sure I'm in the mood to actually write this up tonight, but I suppose I must. You'll see why I feel this way in a moment. I was, as of yesterday, very high on this event once again, having apparently … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – day 2

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – Day 1

Here starts coverage of this year's iteration of Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. As in previous years, today was a travel day for me, flying in from Salt Lake City to attend for the 5th straight year. And, as is usual, nothing much differs in air travel from point to point, unless, of course, something … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 – Day 1

Possible changes to Salt Lake Comic Con…

...Let's discuss. Co-founder Bryan Brandenburg recently announced that Growtix, the company which handles ticketing for this and other events, is adding "the ability to handle reserved seating like other fan conventions. You can pay a premium price and have a guaranteed seat at a guaranteed place for the whole convention." This option would, in his … Continue reading Possible changes to Salt Lake Comic Con…

Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 just got awesomer (yes: I said AWESOMER!)

Just received this press release from Stan Lee's folks. I'll post it in its entirety below, but let me hit some of the highlights: Melissa Joan Hart. And most of the rest of the cast of Sabrina the Teenage Witch for a reunion panel. (She seems like she would be fun to hang around with, … Continue reading Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con 2017 just got awesomer (yes: I said AWESOMER!)

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 – Final Wrap-Up

Okay, everybody; breathe. It's over. The fifth annual (and ninth total) Salt Lake Comic Con ended yesterday; it's cavalcade of celebrity guests have departed, vendors packed-up and left, and attendees left with sore feet, empty pockets, and a powerful need to do it all again.   Where to begin? If you've read Day 1 and … Continue reading Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 – Final Wrap-Up