The Shifting Cultural Landscape of Fan Conventions

Column by Rob Salkowitz

Last week’s announcement that attendance at New York ComicCon 2014 had topped 151,000 set off a new round of the “who’s bigger?” debate between ReedPOP’s East Coast extravaganza and the mighty San Diego Comic-Con, which reports a venue-capped attendance number of around 130,000. 
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Rolling for Initiative--How to Sell Me Your Game (or Your Comic or Anything Else)

Column by Scott Thorne

This week, Thorne describes the process of selling a game (or other product) to a retailer.
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DVD Round-Up: 'Pee-wee's Playhouse,' 'Mad Men,' & 'Snowpiercer'

Week of October 21st, 2014

One of the best comic book adaptations of the year and Pee-wee's Playhouse on Blu-ray.
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Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--Fighting Crime in Sensible Shoes

Column by Steve Bennett

This week, Bennett talks about Big Two books featuring female characters, including NYCC announcements.
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Rolling for Initiative--Custom Goods and Services at Commodity Prices: This Hurts!

Column by Scott Thorne

This week, Thorne talks about the problem confronting specialty stores.
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DVD Round-Up: 'X-Men: DOFP,' 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman,' 'Star Wars Rebels,' & 'Robot Chicken: DC Special 2'

Week of October 14, 2015

X-Men: Days of Future Past plus Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the new Star Wars Rebels and more.
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The Life and Times of a Board Game: A Cordial Introduction

By Dan Yarrington

New column by Dan Yarrington.
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Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--Follow The Stream

Column by Steve Bennett

This week, Bennett looks at the impact of streaming on animation.
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Following the Money at Today's Conventions

Column by Rob Salkowitz

Who's spending money at convention shows?
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Rolling for Initiative--3 Reasons for the Decline of the Print RPG

Column by Scott Thorne

This week, Thorne looks at why it's tough for brick and mortar retailers to sell RPGs.
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DVD Round-Up: 'Adventure Time,' 'Edge of Tomorrow,' 'The Wonder Years,' & New 'DBZ'

Week of October 7th, 2014

The Wonder Years debuts with 96 percent of its music intact.
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Rolling for Initiative--How to Sell Me Your Game (or Your Comic or Anything Else)
Column by Scott Thorne
This week, Thorne describes the process of selling a game (or other product) to a retailer.