My Marvelous Time at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Part 1 Black Panther

Hi Readers,

Last weekend was San Diego Comic-Con and it didn’t disappoint. One of the best panels was of course Marvel, and here’s the first of many galleries going up over the next few days!

 

Marvel Studios Black Panther Photos from San Diego Comic-Con 2016

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Fan Fest in the Fall

Fan Fest 2016Hi Readers,

Who would have figured that with a few weeks of summer left, and San Diego GeeklyPress_J_Squires_Phoenix_Comiconright around the corner that my thoughts would be pushing ahead to this Fall?

Well, now that tickets are on sale for Fan Fest, and the folks who run Phoenix Comicon have gone wibbly-wobbly and moved the convention both in time and in space, going from December to October, and from the stadium back to Downtown Phoenix, I had some questions for Jillian Squires, their Director of Marketing on the big change. Continue reading “Fan Fest in the Fall” »

Rising Temps Can’t Stop Phoenix Comicon’s Rising Attendance

2f5255ec-7a72-4379-bc36-898256468bfeHey Readers,

Last weekend was a BLAST at Phoenix Comicon. From panels to author interviews and just all around awesome nerdiness I still can’t believe that it’s over (until Fan Fest that is). And despite some heat (record summer temperatures – because this is Phoenix) attendance is being reported as higher than ever.

According to AZCentral attendance was described by Tom Kuipers as being conservatively at 85,000, which would be around 10,000 more attendees than 2015. However, yourphx.com is projecting that the attendee estimate is closer to 100,000! Which would be a huge leap for a con that has been creeping toward SDCC attendance levels over the past few years. Continue reading “Rising Temps Can’t Stop Phoenix Comicon’s Rising Attendance” »

Looking Forward to Phoenix Comicon 2016

2f5255ec-7a72-4379-bc36-898256468bfeHi Readers,

Just like last year (I think these interviews are becoming a thing), I spent some time speaking with Matt Solberg, the Convention Director of Phoenix Comicon. The conversation covered things from what Phoenix Comicon is doing to keep things affordable for attendees and families (who lets face it make the cutest group cosplays), to how they continue to help serve the nerdy community through their work with Kids Need to Read, including plans for a fundraiser this Spring. Continue reading “Looking Forward to Phoenix Comicon 2016” »