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Grand Rapids Comic Con 2018

Grand Rapids Comic ConOnce again, Devos Hall played host to Grand Rapids Comic Con this year and once again, I was impressed. The weather was a bit ewww, but that didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying all of the fun that the show had to offer. Let’s break it down:

The Good:

The show has continued to expand and while things weren’t always quite where I expected them to be, the staff (some wearing superhero capes!) that I spoke to were all friendly and willing to point me in the right direction.  Everyone seemed relaxed and happy to help, which, from experience, I can tell you isn’t always the case. I also appreciated most of the layout of the vendor floor...

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Where the World Ends, The Comic Con Begins

Oni Press Brings You Survivalist Nerd-dom as We Know It!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PORTLAND, OR. – Just in time for SDCC, The Long Con is under way. On July 25th, Oni Press invites you to take a look inside what happens when the world ends, but the Con culture lives on. The Long Con is a hilarious action/adventure comic for teen and adult readers alike, whether con-goers or not, written by Dylan Meconis (Family Man, Bite Me!) and film critic for The Portland Mercury, Ben Coleman, with illustrations by webcomic artist EA Denich, colors by M. Victoria Robado (Jem and the Holograms), and letters by Aditya Bidikar.

Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center—including the attendees of Long Con, t...

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IDW Announces Signing Schedule and Panels for San Diego Comic-Con International 2018

Booth #2743 Hosts the Superstars of Comics and Entertainment Every Day at SDCC!

Once again making a splash at Comic-Con, IDW Publishing today announces the company’s action-packed signing schedule, featuring exclusive appearances with such fan-favorite talent as Berkeley Breathed, Kevin Eastman, Mike Mignola, Bobby Moynihan, Lynn Johnston, Nate Powell, the full cast of Wynonna Earp, and so many, many more! Check out our complete list below!

Wednesday July 18th Preview Night

6:00 – 7:00 Transformers: Unicron – John Barber
(*Convention exclusive available!)
6:00 – 8:00 Bloom County – Berkeley Breathed
(*Convention exclusive hardcover available!)
7:00 – 8:00 Euthanauts Tini Howard
(*Book debut!)
8:00 – 9:00 Star Wars Adventures – Derek Charm, Shaun Manning, Mau...

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FallCon 30

FallCon’s 30th anniversary is also Geek-o-Rama’s 5th anniversary and G-o-R’s founder’s birthday, so it was a special weekend all around.

This year, FallCon was at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta for the first time after outgrowing it’s former venue. Even so, the huge room was filled to capacity throughout the entire event.

Imagine a shelf full of your favourite board or tabletop games and a pile you’ve always wanted to try out…now imagine dozens upon dozens of shelves filled with hundreds of games. That’s FallCon. A huge room full of every game you’ve ever wanted to play and plenty of people of all ages to play with.

The gaming area was filled to capacity the entire time I was there on all three days, and every event was packed...

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Red Deer Expo Roundup

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Earlier this month the city of Red Deer, Alberta had their first major Con, the Red Deer Comics & Entertainment Expo, and it’s about time! Nestled half way between the homes of the Calgary and Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expos (yet affiliated with neither), Red Deer has the potential to be an ideal Con location.

As I mentioned this was Red Deer’s first major con, but it was also a first for the company behind it. So I occasionally had to remind myself that certain “bad” things were really just areas to improve as the company and the event grow.

Overall this was a decently run event, with some really good use of technology and innovations. Let’s start right at the beginning. When you go to a con, you usually get some kind of wristband or badge...

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