Every year, on the second weekend in May, Croatia’s capital city Zagreb becomes a sort of haven for geeks of all stripes, because that’s when the annual SF convention, better known as Sferakon, and the annual comic convention, now called the Zagreb Comic Con, are held.
Over the past couple of weeks, a disappointingly large number of younger creators have been reaching out to me about harassment from angry fringe “fans.” With that in mind, the best and most worthwhile moments of the convention came from walking the floor, talking and listening, helping raise awareness of how bad harassment has become—awareness both among fans and among my generation of pros.
John decided to be impulsive this last Saturday and attend the Baltimore Comic Con. Here’s what he did.
Like any con these days, there were cosplayers galore at the East Coast Comicon this past weekend. I took some shots of a few of my favorites.
The East Coast Comicon has become my favorite con to attend. It’s large enough to have big name guests, but not so large that its impossible to move around in. It’s got everything you’d expect a modern day con to have — celebrities, panels, autograph lines, cool vehicles, back issue dealers, costume contests — but unlike most other cons, the emphasis remains on comic books.
Travis got to go to Ithacon, a nice local comic convention, and he also checks in about his resolutions, and hey, it’s almost our 6 month anniversary here!
Jay Lynch, underground comix creator, recently passed away, and Travis has a personal remembrance.