Category: Comic-Con Reports

Wizard Entertainment CEO John Maatta: Balancing Act

Wizard Entertainment CEO John Maatta: Balancing Act

Wizard seeks to balance fan experience against costs, and looks to expand Wizard World Comic Con returned to Philadelphia this past weekend, one of over a dozen pop culture fan fests the company plans to host around the U.S. this year. During the event, I spoke with Wizard Entertainment president and CEO John D. Maatta … Continue reading Wizard Entertainment CEO John Maatta: Balancing Act

East Coast Comic Con: Comics Creators and More

East Coast Comic Con: Comics Creators and More

From its modest origins as a small, single-day show in Asbury Park in 2012, East Coast Comic Con (normally spelled as Comicon) has expanded to a three-day festival held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. While the historical strength of show has been comic book artists and writers, in recent years the fan … Continue reading East Coast Comic Con: Comics Creators and More

Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

Shortly following the badge sale for next year's Comic-Con International: San Diego, the festival's organizers announced on Twitter the passing of John Rogers, Comic-Con International's president since 1986. I didn't know Rogers well, but each year Comic-Con would conclude for me with him leading the closing Talk Back session. I was impressed by Rogers' composure … Continue reading Remembering Comic-Con President John Rogers

New York Comic Con Spotlights Television and Comics

New York Comic Con Spotlights Television and Comics

New York Comic Con 2018 Recap and Photo Highlights This past weekend the RELX Group's ReedPop division hosted the 13th annual New York Comic Con. It was big (and crowded), although the exact scale of the event is difficult to determine. ReedPop projected an expected attendance of 250,000, spurring another round of reports claiming the … Continue reading New York Comic Con Spotlights Television and Comics