• Con Diary: ECCC, The Convention Unconventional

    Con Diary: ECCC, The Convention Unconventional0

    It feels like we were just writing about convention season ending, and now here we are in the midst of a new one. I confess going into this year’s ECCC with a little trepidation. Last year, the day after the convention was the beginning of our several-week-long site outage. It was a stressful mess, coming

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  • The Pros and (Comic) Cons of Hope Nicholson’s Newest Anthology

    The Pros and (Comic) Cons of Hope Nicholson’s Newest Anthology0

    Comic book conventions are wondrous opportunities for fans to find rare goodies, play dress up, attend panels and workshops, hangout with friends, discover something new, and meet the creators of the comics they love to read. We often get to see conventions from the fan perspectives, but what are these events like from the other

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  • To All The Cons We’ve Loved This Year

    To All The Cons We’ve Loved This Year0

    We all have different criteria for what makes a convention. Some people love the huge rush of large venues like SDCC. Some like quieter, smaller things. With 2018’s convention season having finally wound down, we figured it’d be a good idea to talk about which con each of us liked best, and why.

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  • Con Diary: #LibraryConLive Was a Virtually Jam-Packed Event

    Con Diary: #LibraryConLive Was a Virtually Jam-Packed Event0

    When I first moved to my small town, I would have been shocked to find a comic book on the shelves of my local library. While the collection that exists now isn’t huge, or curated as efficiently as I’d like, the fact that there are graphic novels on those shelves is a big deal. There

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  • Con Diary: Thought Bubble 2018

    Con Diary: Thought Bubble 20180

    I had a bad summer. A boy I used to know broke my heart (not in the way you think, but close enough) and June, July, and August became unbearable. I worked a little too hard and probably slept a little too hard—and in the midst of working and sleeping, I decided that I needed

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  • Con Diaries: Small Press Expo 2018

    Con Diaries: Small Press Expo 20180

    As corny as it sounds, SPX feels more like a community than a convention. Held on September 15 to 16 in Bethesda, Maryland, Small Press Expo is, as the name implies, dedicated to independent and self-published comic books and zines. SPX feels like a unique con experience as soon as you enter the exhibit hall,

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