Comic-Con San Diego has won a court victory over its name. It's a victory that will have long reaching effects on conventions all over the country. According to Dateline, Judge Anthony Battaglia has ruled against Salt Lake Comic Con, ordering it to cease infringing on SDCC's trademark and pay their attorney fees, totaling four million dollars.
Missy Peña is a really good artist, who's done some fantastic covers for BOOM!'s Steven Universe series. Back in March, she shared a great idea on her Tumblr page, a convention spending tracker.
This weekend has seen a large number of conventions, including Phoenix Comicon. On Thursday, Phoenix police arrested 30-year-old Mathew Sterling (source) who was dressed in body armor and had made threats to police on social media. He was arrested carrying four guns, including a shotgun, and a knife (source). The incident prompted the Phoenix Comicon to adjust its weapons policy, including the possession of replica weapons. Phoenix Comicon's restrictions were very complete, including all edged weapons, firearms, archery weapons, and weapons from fictional sources, like lightsabers and phasers. In short, if it's a weapon, it's banned.
One Saturday this December, I took my daughter to the Winter Charlotte Comicon a relatively small, local convention. Over the years it has grown from a hotel ballroom to a small convention Center adjacent to a large hotel. It has given a spotlight to local cosplayers for several years. It is a presence for local non-profit
Last weekend I took a short trip down to Columbia, SC for the Supah Pop! Convention and spoke with Laura Mehaffey of the Carolina Manga Library. The Library that they set up was very impressive, including two shelving units of American Graphic Novels and TPBs. There were a good number of chairs there for anyone
HeroesCon released their conduct policy a few days before the start of this year’s show. Like many other conventions, it’s a strict no harassment policy, and even threatens those who do harass guests or other attendees with ejection and possible arrest. It even asks exhibitors to refrain from using overly sexualized images or costumes. Here