Philadelphia Comic Con: Where were the comics?

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Boooo! We totally beat England 1-1. Wait... What?

So most of us at MLD spent this past weekend at the former Wizard World East/Philly… which was renamed this year “the Philadelphia Comic Con.” This was an interesting move on Wizard’s part considering that there was virtually no presence at the event from the comic book establishment. Yes, there were comic book vendors and an artists alley, but completely missing from the festivities were representatives from DC and Marvel comics (as well as Dark Horse, IDW, Boom, or any other semi-major publisher). In fact, the only publishers I did notice at the event were Zenescope Entertainment, who publish a comic based on the defunct WB television show Charmed, and Avatar Press, who publish independent books from guys like Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, and Garth Ennis – none of whom were at the show. The lack of comic book companies showing up also meant there were none of the typical comic book panels highlighting what’s coming in the next year or announcements of any kind.

It has been a few years since I attended this show and so much has changed during that period.
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Philadelphia Comic Con: A Girl’s View

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We have already posted a bunch about the Philadelphia Comic Con thrown by Wizard and there is much more to follow.  I for one am fairly shocked by how much I came away with.  If you read this site for the comic book content, you don’t even know who I am.  If you know who I am from reading the site, you know that I am not a comic book fan.  In fact, we had cards printed up to hand out and one of my dislikes listed was comics.  Anyway.  My overall view of the Con… was that it was not about comics.  I had a great time, but I am completely exhausted.  And man, this all made blogging seem like so much work. Read more of this article »