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(Krypton Radio)   What happens when a soulless corporation bearing the name of a comic-book legend operates a comic-con purely for profit and not caring a whole lot about the people who give it a reason to exist? Despite the initial coolness, it just kinda sucks   ( kryptonradio.com) divider line
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2013-11-20 12:29:21 AM  
I've been seriously thinking of going to a comic-con for years, and I've always known that most, if not all are going to be driving profits for companies. But... you'd think that they would have put a little more effort into it than what TFA describes. Recorded cheers for a fight? That the convention goers really couldn't attend, really?

/Wants me one of them Iron Man suits though, *drools like Homer*
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Would look so awesome in my living room...
 
2013-11-20 06:56:37 AM  

strangeluck: I've always known that most, if not all are going to be driving profits for companies.


Um... what else are you expecting an industry convention to be trying to do than support the industry, exactly?

Pretty much the whole point, man.
 
2013-11-20 07:47:25 AM  
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See, that's just really creative.  I like these sorts of things a lot more than the perfect "official" costumes.
 
2013-11-20 07:59:41 AM  
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It costs more than the other suits, and it breaks down quickly.
 
2013-11-20 08:31:36 AM  

Jim_Callahan: strangeluck: I've always known that most, if not all are going to be driving profits for companies.

Um... what else are you expecting an industry convention to be trying to do than support the industry, exactly?

Pretty much the whole point, man.


I actually don't have a problem with that. But when you as the industry, forget that you only exist because the fans keep you in business, you should really treat them with some respect, and work with them.

It's kind of a symbiotic relationship between the industry that produces the content we all love, and the fan base who buy stuff and further the content. Both sides have to support each-other in a way that benefits the industry and the fans.

TFA makes it sound like this Stan Lee Convention had a "oh, you're here, look at the sparkly stuff, whatever" attitude towards the fans and small sellers. That's the only thing I would take issue with if I spent the money to go.

Now to just find the time and money to actually go to one of these things.
 
2013-11-20 08:38:29 AM  

strangeluck: Jim_Callahan: strangeluck: I've always known that most, if not all are going to be driving profits for companies.

Um... what else are you expecting an industry convention to be trying to do than support the industry, exactly?

Pretty much the whole point, man.

I actually don't have a problem with that. But when you as the industry, forget that you only exist because the fans keep you in business, you should really treat them with some respect, and work with them.

It's kind of a symbiotic relationship between the industry that produces the content we all love, and the fan base who buy stuff and further the content. Both sides have to support each-other in a way that benefits the industry and the fans.

TFA makes it sound like this Stan Lee Convention had a "oh, you're here, look at the sparkly stuff, whatever" attitude towards the fans and small sellers. That's the only thing I would take issue with if I spent the money to go.

Now to just find the time and money to actually go to one of these things.


Clearly you're not familiar with the brilliance of supply-side fandom.
 
2013-11-20 08:40:03 AM  
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That's never going to fly.
 
2013-11-20 09:46:00 AM  

grokca: That's never going to fly.


Because The human body with pants is so much more aerodynamic than the human body with dress?
 
2013-11-20 09:51:03 AM  

kroonermanblack: grokca: That's never going to fly.

Because The human body with pants is so much more aerodynamic than the human body with dress?


no, because fat
 
2013-11-20 09:52:05 AM  

kroonermanblack: grokca: That's never going to fly.

Because The human body with pants is so much more aerodynamic than the human body with dress?


Poor lift/weight ratio?
 
2013-11-20 10:22:39 AM  
I went to Comicaze this year, and we had a fair amount of fun. I appreciated that it wasn't as outrageously crowded as SDCC has gotten... you could actually walk through the aisles without needing to push through a wall of sweaty, nerdy flesh.

And as for the blogger's multiple complaints about there not being a program guide? I've got one right here, which I picked up within 20 feet of getting my badge. Perhaps you need to be a little more observant.
 
2013-11-20 12:57:26 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: I went to Comicaze this year, and we had a fair amount of fun. I appreciated that it wasn't as outrageously crowded as SDCC has gotten... you could actually walk through the aisles without needing to push through a wall of sweaty, nerdy flesh.

And as for the blogger's multiple complaints about there not being a program guide? I've got one right here, which I picked up within 20 feet of getting my badge. Perhaps you need to be a little more observant.


Yeah, I got a program guide as well, but only because I looked for one. Comikaze was the 5th convention I went to this year and the only one not to hand out swag bags with program guides when you get your badge or as you enter the venue. While it's true that conventions are for-profit endeavours, you could tell that Comikaze was going as bare bones as possible to save on expenses. Also, the table fees are outrageous: the $600 fee for a standard booth in Artist Alley for ComiKaze is about the same price for AA booths at C2E2 or Emerald City; both of which are at least twice as large as ComiKaze in floor space and far better attended; same money, less bang for your buck. And for attendance, Puerto Rico ComiCon was far better attended than ComiKaze.

Mind you, this is coming from a vendor standpoint rather than an attendee; everyone at ComiKaze looked like they were having fun for the most part. But yeah, it was more obviously corporate than San Diego without the size or fame.
 
2013-11-20 01:28:33 PM  

No Such Agency: [i1.wp.com image 850x1133]

See, that's just really creative.  I like these sorts of things a lot more than the perfect "official" costumes.


Agreed. Bonus Point awarded for overall execution.
 
2013-11-20 03:42:04 PM  

Wogus: No Such Agency: [i1.wp.com image 850x1133]

See, that's just really creative.  I like these sorts of things a lot more than the perfect "official" costumes.

Agreed. Bonus Point awarded for overall execution.


I'd repulse her, if you know what I meen

*wink*

And I think you do!
 
2013-11-20 10:21:29 PM  
What happens when a soulless corporation bearing the name of a comic-book legend operates a comic-con purely for profit and not caring a whole lot about the people who give it a reason to exist? Despite the initial coolness, it just kinda sucks

Wow, OP you know none of that is true right? I wrote up a long response in the link, but the short version goes like this. Comikaze wasn't started for money, it was started because a group of friends had been trying to get into San Diego Comic Con for years and couldn't, so they decided to follow Bender's advice and just make their own. And the reason it's called "Stan Lee's Comikaze" is because it literally is his, he's 1/3 owner, along with Elvira and the original founder. Is he involved day to day? No, the man is a legend, and hes 90 god damn years old.

But the entire con is geared abound being a con for fans by fans, not profit like a Wizard con or San Diego or New York.
 
2013-11-20 11:44:55 PM  

ulicqel: What happens when a soulless corporation bearing the name of a comic-book legend operates a comic-con purely for profit and not caring a whole lot about the people who give it a reason to exist? Despite the initial coolness, it just kinda sucks

Wow, OP you know none of that is true right? I wrote up a long response in the link, but the short version goes like this. Comikaze wasn't started for money, it was started because a group of friends had been trying to get into San Diego Comic Con for years and couldn't, so they decided to follow Bender's advice and just make their own. And the reason it's called "Stan Lee's Comikaze" is because it literally is his, he's 1/3 owner, along with Elvira and the original founder. Is he involved day to day? No, the man is a legend, and hes 90 god damn years old.

But the entire con is geared abound being a con for fans by fans, not profit like a Wizard con or San Diego or New York.


I noticed that reply - it pretty much contradicts the entire article, and from what little I know of Comikaze, I'm leaning towards your reply in terms of accuracy.
 
2013-11-20 11:52:26 PM  

No Such Agency: [i1.wp.com image 850x1133]

See, that's just really creative.  I like these sorts of things a lot more than the perfect "official" costumes.


The only thing "iron" about that costume are the straps keeping the corset from bursting wide open.
 
2013-11-21 10:29:23 AM  
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