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Wayne Hall returns from C2E2 to share what he learned at the show, and what turned out to be valuable to fans.

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I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve wretched about massive crossover events, particularly in Marvel. I mean, they’ve been dovetailing over each other for years. Guess the House of Ideas finally noticed that’s not quite the big thing it used to be! Marvel is now saying there will be no big events for 18 months after the upcoming Captain America-centric “Secret Empire” concludes.

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An interesting change has happened at DC regarding this same concern. I also found out more information I wasn’t aware of regarding digital code redemption, which I want to briefly talk about as well.

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When things go on as they usually do, nobody cares. However, turn stuff on its head, and people pay attention!

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I noticed there’s a battle taking place between artists and comics creators, especially when it comes to Artist Alley, where many of these people have booths for fans to visit.

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It’s tough on fans attending a convention when things move around from year to year. Add to that construction going on at the location and a new weekend, including a major holiday, and you have attendees, guests and dealers all uncertain as to what will happen. That’s what took place at this year’s Florida SuperCon, held in Miami Beach, Florida, this past weekend. THE GUESTS AND CREATORS WERE GREAT The big name in the guest list returned from last year, this time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his show, and that was William Shatner of Star Trek fame. Walter Koenig was

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Comics PortalFeaturedOpinionWizard WorldWizard World Philly

Every once in a while, dreams do come true! This past weekend, at the 2016 Wizard World Philadelphia, one of mine finally happened! More about that below! And it wasn’t getting to go to two cons on two weekends in a row, either!

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Although the 2015 MegaCon was conducted in mid-April, this year’s event just concluded since it was held at the Orange County Convention Center in the Orlando, Florida, area from Thursday, May 26, through Sunday, May 29. This year was also a four-day con, unlike the three-day one held last year. It was also the first year under new ownership.

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It’s long been said that what makes good movies are the bad guys. If that person is not challenging the main character of the film, then it’s dull as dishwater. If he or she is, then we often feel for the “good guy” of the film, want that person to win! I think comics have that same element to them. When the villain rises up and we worry that the hero or heroine will not be victorious, we’re anxious to turn the page and see what happens next. Our perception of villains has changed over the years. We used to

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This was my second journey to C2E2 in Chicago, and both times I was behind a dealers’ table. I did get time out on the floor and elsewhere in the con, so I feel I got a good overview of what it was all about! It ran from Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20. Apologies that this column is late, but driving from Chicago back to Florida took longer than expected!

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It used to be that Monday holidays such as this one, Presidents’ Day, would give me fits! It had to do with the fact that New Comic Book Day is usually Wednesday, and a holiday like today would screw up the delivery schedule like crazy! Thankfully, that’s not the case these days!

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I’m still not used to going to my first comics convention so early in the year! But I’ve already been to Magic City Comic Con, located in the Miami area! For more information, here’s their website! The con took place in the Miami Airport Convention Center, so it again was in a good location as far as ease of access. It ran from Friday, January 15, through Sunday, January 17, and had a lot of fans in attendance. It’s important to remember that this con is related to the Florida SuperCon that takes place in July. I reviewed their 2015 convention

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There have been many arguments among convention attendees about which is bigger and better – San Diego Comic Con or New York Comic Con. Me, I prefer NYCC!

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This past weekend was a busy one if you attended the Tampa Bay Comic Con! It ran from Friday, July 31st, through Sunday, August 2nd. It was a good event even though it seemed somewhat smaller than last year’s convention. Here’s their website! It was held at the Tampa Convention Center, which was very near parking and hotels, making it one of the easiest to access I’ve ever attended. Once again, I was working both behind and in front of a dealer’s table. It was a great experience whatever way you looked!

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