2612Re: [pittscomicon] Re: suggestions for next year
- Jun 11, 2010I agree completely. Unfortunately Wizard has a gargantuan marketing budget compared to the Pittsburgh Comicon, as well a nifty little vehicle call Wizard Magazine to advertize the crap out of their shows, as well as advertize the crap out of companies like DC, Marvel, G4, etc. who attend their shows. It's hard to compete with that.It's pretty apparent to me based on what Wizard has pulled in the past five or so years that their goal is to become the only comic con out there. First they tried to drive Heroes Con in NC out of business by scheduling a show in Atlanta the very same weekend. When industry professionals were rightly outraged and threatened to boycott all of Wizard's Shows, Wizard backed off and cancelled "Wizard World Atlanta" altogether.They were quiet for a while, but now they are up to their old tricks - staging comic cons in markets very close to where other shows already exist, most notably Toronto, New York City and once again, Atlanta, with the NYC show the same weekend as the NY Comicon. Their website also indicates that they are planning to start a show in Cleveland in the near future.I don't know how many folks from Cleveland drive down for the Pittsburgh Comicon, or go to the Mtor City Con in Detroit for that matter, but a WW show in Cleveland will impact attendence at both of those shows. If the impact is great enough, it will no longer become economically viable for promoters like Renee to run a fun, fan friendly show like the Pittsburgh Comicon.The WW Philly show is this weekend. I only live an hour and half from Philadelphia, and I would love a chance to meet Patrick Stewart, but I am so put off by Wizards policies, that I can no longer bring myself to go to one of their shows.
--- On Fri, 6/11/10, clarke wiggins <gcwiggs@...> wrote:
From: clarke wiggins <gcwiggs@...>
Subject: Re: [pittscomicon] Re: suggestions for next year
Date: Friday, June 11, 2010, 8:03 AMwell i would love to see more exposure for the COMICON. Maybe people from G4, DC, MARVEL, DYNAMITE, IDW just to show off that WIZARDCON isn't the only COMICON out there.
From: Donnie <wildstorm3@yahoo. com>
To: pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thu, June 10, 2010 4:27:15 PM
Subject: [pittscomicon] Re: suggestions for next year
I wouldn't want Wizard to have a show in Pitt. I would like to see representation by the larger companies at these shows. This is the only show that i attend. I do like seeing the mid-size companies (Top Cow, Aspen, Broadsword, etc.).
--- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, clarke wiggins <gcwiggs@...> wrote:
> good point. well i just wish the comicon was closer than Monroeville. If it were closer than i would be able to go without worrying about the travel.
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> From: R Howard <thezeppo1138@ ...>
> To: pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Wed, June 9, 2010 4:52:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [pittscomicon] Re: suggestions for next year
> You realize that if Wizard started doing a show in Pittsburgh it would quite possibly drive the Pittsburgh Comicon out of business, right?
> --- On Mon, 5/24/10, catwomanmtb <catwomanmtb@ yahoo.com> wrote:
> >From: catwomanmtb <catwomanmtb@ yahoo.com>
> >Subject: [pittscomicon] Re: suggestions for next year
> >To: pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com
> >Date: Monday, May 24, 2010, 10:43 PM
> >Maybe if we all send them email on our comicon they might come. And I meet ALL OF US
> >--- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, clarke wiggins <gcwiggs@> wrote:
> >> i love the idea of a DC MARVEL BOOTH. How about anybody from the G4 tv channel. I just wish WIZARD would hold one of those WIZARD WORLD COMICONS here in Pittsburgh. We do have that new convention.
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