Bob Calhoun's got a new book out called Shattering Conventions: Commerce, Cosplay, and Conflict on the Expo Floor, and we thought we would pick his brain about the crazy world of fan boys and girls, expos, trade show and conventions.
Here are five intriguing programs on the schedule at Comic Con that you should seriously consider checking out, whether you're into anime, Star Trek, Thor, or something else equally geeky.
San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is looming on the horizon. Whether you are a noob or a con vet, there is anxiety about the unknown and expectations are already running high. Here's my advice not only to survive, but also to thrive at Comic-Con.
I started thinking about another questionable profession -- the Superhero sidekick. And I began applying it as an allegory for what I was going through. What happens to Robin at 40? Batman at least can age gracefully behind the suit, plus he's you know, Batman.
"[The Internet] is a seriously cool way to network the hell out of a new idea, not the least of which is seeing what else is out there for inspirations."
I took my husband, Steve, along to Comic Con last weekend but worried that he might be weirded out by the whole experience, especially the array of cosplayers (costume players) who swirled through the corridors of the Javits Center.
Just because last year saw the publication of a mammoth retrospective of his work, that doesn't mean cartoonist Bill Plympton is putting away his pencils just yet.
I was one of those lucky enough to get a few minutes with Stan Lee, and was able to get some insight into his newest project, the web video channel "Stan Lee's World of Heroes," as well as a benchmark on how he regards his side-career as a big-screen actor
Comic book characters, popular cartoon stars and all sorts of movie figures have taken over the Jacob Javits Center for this weekend's New York Comic Con. The huge glass structure on the Hudson River has never been so full of excitement.
Unlike negative reactions to my review of The Dark Knight Rises this week, actual news happened last night in the form of a tragedy, when someone walked into a suburban Denver multiplex and killed at least a dozen people.
Gene Ambaum collaborates with writer Sophie Goldstein on two family-friendly, pet-friendly graphic books about messy pets. And yes, the book is about exactly what you think it's about: cat poop.
Television ruled inside the convention center and out, so much so that a casual observer might have mistaken this multimedia extravaganza for a massive TV convention.
Current trends aside, has Levi always considered himself a nerd? "Absolutely," he's quick to say. "I get a lot that people have a hard time believing that I'm a nerd... but I grew up with a Nintendo controller in my hand."
The game features an Angry-Bird-type launching mechanism, but instead of birds, it's actually Silent Bob.
Essentially Pacific Rim is a movie that was made for me. Giant robots fighting giant monsters, what more could I ask for?
San Diego Comic Con starts this week. It's a show that started way back in 1970 and throughout the years rose in popularity.