• What’s in Store for Amalgam Comics & Coffee House

    What’s in Store for Amalgam Comics & Coffee House0

    Just over a year ago, Ariell Johnson made local news as the first black woman to open and manage a comic shop on the East Coast. In an industry that too often has pushed back against diversity, Philadelphia’s Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. has made diversity the foundation that it is built on. “We think that comics

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  • Eat Your Geek: An Interview with Sam Anderson of Cakes Cove

    Eat Your Geek: An Interview with Sam Anderson of Cakes Cove1

    • November 1, 2015

    Cakes Cove has been exhibiting at various events and convention for a while, but I first had the pleasure of meeting the bakery’s proprietor, Sam Anderson, this summer in the Fan Expo Canada green room. I was immediately struck by the obvious: her incredible talent for crafting sweet treats with a geeky flare, but more than that,

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  • The Local: The Creative Women’s Conference

    The Local: The Creative Women’s Conference1

    • August 22, 2015

    When it comes to many conventions and conferences—even really great ones—there is often something missing: women. Creative women are often relegated to “Women in Comics” panels and left off of the main stage. The founder of the Creative Women’s Conference, David Doub, recently gave a wonderful breakdown of the problem in an article for BleedingCool. The

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