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Anime Expo “discovers” 2010 losses, signs new agreement with IDG

Anime News Network reports that SPJA, the parent organization of Anime Expo, has “recently discovered” that Anime Expo lost $1.2 million in 2010, resulting in a current debt of $700,000. (Anime Expo did turn an unspecified profit in 2011.) As part of the debt reduction plan, SPJA’s new agreement with IDG World Expo gives IDG […]

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Ellison not giving up on conventions after all

Back in 2010, you may recall that Harlan Ellison announced his last convention appearance. I am happy to make an update and correction to the story, thanks to a rundown of Ellison news at File 770, which includes: He’s been blessed with a revitalization of his writing after being diagnosed and treated for Clinical Depression […]

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Wizard news.

Paul Wesley, Jeri Ryan, Scott Bakula, WWE® Superstar Edge®, Amy Acker Among Headliners At 2012 Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 At Metro Toronto Convention Centre World-Class Comics Creator Lineup Includes Mike Deodato Jr., “Jock,” John McCrea, Dale Keown, Tyler Kirkham, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam Among Dozens Of Others NEW YORK and TORONTO, February […]

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Beyond the Con: An Interview with Jerry Ahern & Don Ventura of Cape Town Community

Comic books have always held a very special place in my life. I’ve often said it is only because of comics that I learned to read. Growing up in a non-traditional family setting, that featured many years of homelessness and nearly no time in elementary school, it was the world of DC and Marvel that […]

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15 more convention dates!

April 21st-22nd, 2012 Nonsport Card Expo Philadelphia, PA Aug 3rd-5th, 2012 Ladies Of Letterpress Asheville, NC Quakecon Dallas, TX Aug 9th-12th, 2012 Animethon Edmonton, AB Portland Zine Portland, OR Spocon Spokane. WA Vividcon Chicago, IL Aug 18th-19th, 2012 Ani-JamFresno, CA Mizucon Miami, FL Aug 24th-26th, 2012 MatsuriconColumbus, OH Aug 27th-29th, 2012 qep’a’”Chicago, IL Sept 15th-16th, […]

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