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(Yahoo)   San Diego Comic Con sues Salt Lake Comic Con for using the term "Comic Con," even though San Diego's Comic Con no longer has anything to do with comics   (finance.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2014-07-28 11:57:19 AM  
Seems to me that San Diego Comic-Con is just giving Salt Lake City Comic Con a lot of free publicity, so:


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2014-07-28 12:03:15 PM  
I wonder if they're going to sue NYCC next.
 
2014-07-28 12:39:19 PM  
That's like trying to trademark the word Superhero
 
2014-07-28 12:56:55 PM  
It feels like there's a Comic Con or PAX every other weekend.
 
2014-07-28 01:00:00 PM  
This thread needs more hot cosplay pictures.

/just a suggestion
 
2014-07-28 01:01:00 PM  

unlikely: That's like trying to trademark the word Superhero


Which I believe is in fact a jointly owned trademark of DC & Marvel from back in the day.
 
2014-07-28 01:05:24 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: It feels like there's a Comic Con or PAX every other weekend.


That's because there is. There are a half dozen convention organizers trying to move in to smaller markets because there's a lot of demand that isn't bring served by having couple unobtainably huge shows on opposite sides of the country. Unfortunately, all the little shows are rough on exhibitors and talent and the result is a lot of sub par events.
 
2014-07-28 01:11:59 PM  
Someone obviously never checked out the dealer rooms.
 
2014-07-28 01:15:17 PM  
SDCC is nervous. SLCC set a record last year. Something like 72,000 attendees, best ever for an inaugural year. I had a chance to go for free last year thru a buddy of my stepson, but didn't make it.

And here's a cosplay pic for that dude upthread...

www.toptenz.net
 
2014-07-28 01:18:17 PM  
That's not comical.
 
2014-07-28 01:24:25 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: It feels like there's a Comic Con or PAX every other weekend.


Yes. There are enough of them that friends of mine are able to make a living selling art at comic cons.

Link
 
2014-07-28 01:28:55 PM  
You are WRONG subby! There are lots of comics at the San Diego con. Sure, they're down in the basement. In the corner over there, but don't you dare say that there are no comic books.
 
2014-07-28 01:30:57 PM  
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2014-07-28 01:34:33 PM  
Don't they still sell comic books in the many, many halls?  Don't they still have panels on comics?  Aren't movies being made based on comics?

Subby, it sounds like what you want is a comics shop, not a convention.  A convention entirely based on paper comic books?  That's a library.  Do you want it to be pure, or attended?  The only thing keeping comics alive and on shelves at all is everything else based on them.

The world is moving on without you.  And paper.  Without you and paper.
 
2014-07-28 01:36:00 PM  
I'll be going to SLCC next month, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2014-07-28 01:38:27 PM  
It is still a big con though.
 
2014-07-28 01:48:52 PM  

dajoro: Don't they still sell comic books in the many, many halls?  Don't they still have panels on comics?  Aren't movies being made based on comics?

Subby, it sounds like what you want is a comics shop, not a convention.  A convention entirely based on paper comic books?  That's a library.  Do you want it to be pure, or attended?  The only thing keeping comics alive and on shelves at all is everything else based on them.

The world is moving on without you.  And paper.  Without you and paper.



Please quietly step away from the fedora and shave the neck beard. Emergency cleaning supplies will be available just remain calm, It'll be ok.
 
2014-07-28 01:51:53 PM  
I saw that Mignola, Kindt, and Lemire did a panel together over the weekend.  That is very cool.
 
2014-07-28 01:54:15 PM  
In a way, all of us has a Comic Con to face. For some, obesity might be their Comic Con. For others, a lack of sunlight might be their Comic Con. For us, Comic Con is a big, dangerous convention who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Big Beef Burrito, the people of Salt Lake City can conquer their own personal Comic Con, who also happens to be *the actual* Comic Con!
 
2014-07-28 02:00:16 PM  

DrunkWithImpotence: This thread needs more hot cosplay pictures.

/just a suggestion


img.fark.net

/you're welcome
 
2014-07-28 02:00:25 PM  

ManateeGag: It is still a big con though.


A comic one, yes.
 
2014-07-28 02:12:48 PM  

LucklessWonder: unlikely: That's like trying to trademark the word Superhero

Which I believe is in fact a jointly owned trademark of DC & Marvel from back in the day.


Is it?  I'm sure some of the independent comics use the term.  Granted Japanese manga uses the term "hero of justice" rather than superhero much like they use the term "esper" rather than "mutant" for a person with superpowers.
 
2014-07-28 02:17:46 PM  

Latinwolf: LucklessWonder: unlikely: That's like trying to trademark the word Superhero

Which I believe is in fact a jointly owned trademark of DC & Marvel from back in the day.

Is it?  I'm sure some of the independent comics use the term.  Granted Japanese manga uses the term "hero of justice" rather than superhero much like they use the term "esper" rather than "mutant" for a person with superpowers.


Esper meaning mutant really changes my understanding of FFIII.
 
2014-07-28 02:21:14 PM  

RexTalionis: I wonder if they're going to sue NYCC next.


I thought it was the same organizing group, like Disneyland and Disneyworld.
 
2014-07-28 02:29:52 PM  
www.animesou.com
 
2014-07-28 02:54:46 PM  
Mignola announced a "Hellboy and the BPRD" title that is going to be released.  COOL!
 
2014-07-28 03:19:17 PM  

RexTalionis: I wonder if they're going to sue NYCC next.


ISTR that NYCC licensed the name from San Diego ComicCon, as did several of the other 'regional'
ComicCons (Denver and Baltimore, possibly others).  Basically, SDCC has 'franchised' the ComicCon
name out, or is trying to.
 
2014-07-28 03:20:02 PM  
NERDFIGHT!!!
 
2014-07-28 03:41:13 PM  
FTFA: "San Diego Comic-Con International is threatening not only us, but all the other Comic Cons by trying to prohibit them from using the term for their events," said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer.  "San Diego Comic-Con attempted to trademark 'Comic Con' in 1995 and the application failed. Furthermore, precedence for the mark 'Comic Con' was set when Denver Comic Con received a trademark for their convention on November 26, 2013. Nobody owns the words 'Comic Con' (short for comic convention) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office has already ruled on this."


Sounds like some slimeball lawyer got a hold of someone at the San Diego Comic Con and just "con"'ned them out of some money for a dead in the water attempt.
 
2014-07-28 03:47:08 PM  
Change the name to Comic On! and be done with it.
 
2014-07-28 04:08:11 PM  
What ever,  i'm waiting for the bi-mon sci-fi con.
 
2014-07-28 04:15:20 PM  
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www.wtfcostumes.com
 
2014-07-28 04:27:59 PM  
For everyone who doesn't know: SD comicon is the cheap dirty whore of cons. The showbiz guys decided to quit trying to sue us out of existence (notice that a lot of con culture is copyright/trademark violation) and instead embrace us like they always should have. SD is their favorite "lol so nerdy lol geektime lol bazinga" event.

It's still a con, it's still fun, despite all efforts the fun can't be sucked out of it. But there's a reason it's the only con news/TV will ever talk about.

/just sayin
//I sound fat and afraid of women
 
2014-07-28 04:30:51 PM  
here's a picture from the SDCC:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-28 04:55:21 PM  
No amount of eye bleach can save this thread.

/Yes, you may consider that a challenge.
//Yes I'm sure slashy #1 will inspire exactly the opposite reaction
///Welcome to Fark
 
2014-07-28 05:03:47 PM  
No one goes to SDCC anymore, it is too crowded.
 
2014-07-28 05:21:57 PM  

Emposter: No amount of eye bleach can save this thread.

/Yes, you may consider that a challenge.
//Yes I'm sure slashy #1 will inspire exactly the opposite reaction
///Welcome to Fark


I want my TF subscription money back.
 
2014-07-28 06:34:52 PM  

poisonedpawn78: FTFA: "San Diego Comic-Con International is threatening not only us, but all the other Comic Cons by trying to prohibit them from using the term for their events," said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer.  "San Diego Comic-Con attempted to trademark 'Comic Con' in 1995 and the application failed. Furthermore, precedence for the mark 'Comic Con' was set when Denver Comic Con received a trademark for their convention on November 26, 2013. Nobody owns the words 'Comic Con' (short for comic convention) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office has already ruled on this."


Sounds like some slimeball lawyer got a hold of someone at the San Diego Comic Con and just "con"'ned them out of some money for a dead in the water attempt.


Maybe Salt Lake can print this out, wipe their ass with it and mail it to San Diego.
http://trademarks.justia.com/747/06/comic-con-74706192.html
 
2014-07-28 06:40:22 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Latinwolf: LucklessWonder: unlikely: That's like trying to trademark the word Superhero

Which I believe is in fact a jointly owned trademark of DC & Marvel from back in the day.

Is it?  I'm sure some of the independent comics use the term.  Granted Japanese manga uses the term "hero of justice" rather than superhero much like they use the term "esper" rather than "mutant" for a person with superpowers.

Esper meaning mutant really changes my understanding of FFIII.


Using the American FF numbering system, huh? You sound old.

/I know that it's the American numbering system. I sound old too.
 
2014-07-28 06:58:29 PM  
They were going to call it Mormon Con, but that would have been redundant.
 
2014-07-28 07:13:45 PM  

severedtoe: What ever,  i'm waiting for the bi-mon sci-fi con.


MAGIC HEAD! MAGIC HEAD!

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"You must be out of your damn mind!"
 
2014-07-28 08:29:47 PM  
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2014-07-28 08:49:27 PM  

severedtoe: What ever,  i'm waiting for the bi-mon sci-fi con.


Came for this, leaving satisfied.

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2014-07-28 08:53:35 PM  
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2014-07-28 09:37:18 PM  

Mikey1969: SDCC is nervous. SLCC set a record last year. Something like 72,000 attendees, best ever for an inaugural year. I had a chance to go for free last year thru a buddy of my stepson, but didn't make it.

And here's a cosplay pic for that dude upthread...

[www.toptenz.net image 564x600]


FTA 72k was 2 years ago, last year they did 100k visitors.

I got a friend on the board. wish them luck.
 
2014-07-28 09:46:31 PM  

Klaumbaz: Mikey1969: SDCC is nervous. SLCC set a record last year. Something like 72,000 attendees, best ever for an inaugural year. I had a chance to go for free last year thru a buddy of my stepson, but didn't make it.

And here's a cosplay pic for that dude upthread...

[www.toptenz.net image 564x600]

FTA 72k was 2 years ago, last year they did 100k visitors.

I got a friend on the board. wish them luck.


The first Salt Lake Comic Con was held September 5-7, 2013...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_Comic_Con


Salt Lake Comic Con 2013
Salt Lake Comic Con 2013 was a record breaking event:
In Utah, the previous largest convention in the state's history was 27,000. Our first year Comic Con was attended by over 72,000 people.
It was also the largest first year Comic Con in North American history
We SOLD OUT with over 50,000 tickets.
http://saltlakecomiccon.com/about/
 
2014-07-28 09:48:07 PM  

Emposter: No amount of eye bleach can save this thread.

/Yes, you may consider that a challenge.
//Yes I'm sure slashy #1 will inspire exactly the opposite reaction
///Welcome to Fark


I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that my post of the super shiatty Iron Man up top started this.

And I don't feel bad at all...
 
2014-07-28 09:50:56 PM  
Worst Hawkman costume ever.

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2014-07-28 10:11:53 PM  
Do these things have con artists?
 
2014-07-29 01:59:28 AM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Latinwolf: LucklessWonder: unlikely: That's like trying to trademark the word Superhero

Which I believe is in fact a jointly owned trademark of DC & Marvel from back in the day.

Is it?  I'm sure some of the independent comics use the term.  Granted Japanese manga uses the term "hero of justice" rather than superhero much like they use the term "esper" rather than "mutant" for a person with superpowers.

Esper meaning mutant really changes my understanding of FFIII.


Huh? Funny. Didn't know Japan used "Esper" for "Mutant". Now it makes much more sense why I named Terra as Jean Grey or Phoenix when I wanted a "Superhero Final Fantasy run".

Edgar = Cyclops
Sabin = Colossus
Setzer = Obviously Gambit
Shadow = Wolverine
Gau = Wild Child
Mog = Lockheed/Doop
 
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