Alternate to the Wizard World Smorgesborg?
Baltimore Comic Con
I have spent several blog entries describing the make-up of a Wizard World event- lots of genre nostalgia celebrities, busy Artist Alleys mixing pro/Am talent with industry veterans, and big “newbie” crowds attracted to the “Comic Con” moniker.
Judging from reactions I’ve experiences, many publishers, most internet pundits, some hardcore comic fans and few exhibitors haven’t been impressed with the Wizard format, and even less so than the copy cat conventions that are springing up. But the Baltimore Comic Con, happening this weekend, might be a refreshing breath of fresh air. Lots of comic creators, publishers filling the convention hall, a weekend of programming, and the Harvey Awards too.
Just Imagine- a Comic Con which actually puts our brand of pop goodness as the focus!
Throughout the Convention season, I will try to point out the EMPHASIS of various shows. When deciding which show to go to, which one to set-up at, which one to further your brand, everyone should know what they are getting into. I applaud the goals of Baltimore, and hope the AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON and other events can emulate and expand.Enjoy this Post? Well, then buy me a beer!!