Wizard World Minneapolis with Kate (and Dan) May08

Wizard World Minneapolis with Kate (and Dan)

Friday, May 2nd saw the arrival of the massive pop culture machine known as Wizard World hit the mean streets of Minneapolis. And by general consensus, it was a success. Originally born from the fondly remembered Wizard Magazine, Wizard World has become the major player in nation-wide comics and pop culture conventions. The convention did not arrive without local controversy, though. Scheduling their show on Free Comic Book Day, local retailors had to choose whether to staff their own stores on one of the busiest days of the year, or man a booth with a finite number of customers. Also, debuting two weeks before the much beloved local show,...

Wizard World Comic Con 2011

Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con has changed a bit since we first attended. Marvel and DC are gone. There is no longer a meeting of the hive mind with thousands of people spending their Friday and Saturday nights in the lobby of the Hyatt hotel mingling with old friends, talking comics and rubbing shoulders with the “talent” there to unwind. It is still wonderful, chaotic, with an emphasis on the funny books that started these gatherings all those years ago. This year saw a return to the really strong Comic panels.  Who wasn’t thrilled to see the team of Azzarello, Risso and Johnson together again?  The legendary Mike Grell was on hand....

Victor Gischler Talks To BleedingCool.com At Wizar...

The awesome Rich Johnston of Bleeding cool.com interviewed Victor at our booth at Chicago Comic Con. Fun stuff Type your summary hereType rest of the post here

How Was Your Weekend????? Aug23

How Was Your Weekend?????

This Was Ours Thank You to All of Our FriendsOld, New and Not Yet Met!!Crime Fiction and the Graphic NovelLiving Together….In Sin!!!

Chicago Comic Con – Jon’s Take Aug12

Chicago Comic Con – Jon’s Take

Over the years I’ve been to a lot of conventions and conferences. The Consumer Electronic Show was big and loud, Gen Con was really interesting, and I love going to the cons with the mystery reader crowd. Two years ago Ruth and I walked into our first full on Comic Convention, Wizard World Chicago. We had press passes and that seemed to make it cooler, but I was not prepared for the sight that beheld me as we walked through the doors and stood at the top of the short stairs leading into the space at Stephenson Convention Center in Rosemont.It was loud, colorful and crowded. I saw huge banners for DC Comics, I saw people in costume, and...