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

The Living World of Art on the Street

The Living World of Art on the Street

At a gallery show of a noted street artist a few years ago, an attendee explained to me how he would acquire pieces he'd find on the street. He was clearly proud of his clever technique for stripping away the works with minimal visible damage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-u3SpZ3jy4&w=360&h=510&r=0 The changing seasons alter a work of public art. … Continue reading The Living World of Art on the Street