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A HISTORY LESSON: THE CORPORATIONS BEHIND THE CON

on August 16, 2017 - 11:29am

How many degrees of separation are there between Boston Comic Con and a shipping list that hung in a London coffee shop in 1734?  What about Star Wars Celebration and a 16th century Dutch humanist ? Not as many as you may think and the answers lie in the history of the corporations that ultimately own both of these shows

While writing about the transition of Boston Comic Con to Fan Expo Boston (you can read that HERE) I became interested in learning more about Fan Expo HQ, which has owned Boston Comic Con (in addition to 8 other conventions) for the past year.

MARK HAMILL AND FELICITY JONES PHOTO OPS NOW AVAILABLE FOR NYCC

on August 14, 2017 - 5:07pm

New York Comic Con photo ops went live today, and while it is no guarantee of what autograph prices will be for our favorite Star Wars guests who will be appearing, it is certainly gives us a good idea of what to expect. These prices for Mark Hamill and Felicity Jones are the same as were charged during Star Wars Celebration in April.

FELICITY JONES

$200

FRIDAY 4PM

MARK HAMILL

$250

THURSDAY: 5:00

FRIDAY: 12:00

SATURDAY: 12:00

SUNDAY: 11:00

Fans of the various Star Wars animated series will be pleased to see that Jim Cummings, Troy Baker and Nolan North also have photo op times

BOSTON COMIC CON NOW FAN EXPO BOSTON?

on August 14, 2017 - 3:12am

I heard Boston Comic Con had been sold to Fan Expo HQ while at the Seaport World Trade Center during their 2016 show.  For the last year we've wondered what changes would come with the new owners and now we have our answers.  For the most part.

The show was moved to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, their fifth venue in it's ten year history. Their website promised "more creators and celebrities than ever before!" with over 200,000 square feet of space, 200 exhibitors and expected attendance to be over 50,000 people throughout the weekend. 

I can say without an ounce of

STAR WARS AUTOGRAPH NEWS GUIDE TO BOSTON COMIC CON 2017

on August 9, 2017 - 12:32am
 
Since starting Star Wars Autograph News in 2011 I have covered conventions in Spain, the UK, Germany, Canada and ten US states.  I enjoy traveling and meeting Star Wars fans and autograph collectors around the world, but I'd be lying if I said Boston Comic Con didn't hold a special place in my heart. In addition to being just 12 miles from my home office where I am typing this guide, they were one of the first conventions to invite me to moderate one of their Star Wars panels. 
 
I don't need any more reasons to love Boston, but if I did, Boston Comic Con is providing plenty for this

PREMIERE REEDPOPCAST ANNOUNCES FELICITY JONES TO ATTEND NEW YORK COMIC CON

on August 2, 2017 - 7:59pm

ReedPOP has launched their new podcast called "ReedPOPcast" and it featured a major guest announcement for Star Wars fans attending this year's New York Comic Con.  Toward the end of the 30-minute episode the hosts revealed Felicity Jones will be attending the show on Friday only.  This will be her first convention appearance since Star Wars Celebration in April.

You can listen to "ReedPOPcast Episode 1: Our Pilot Episode" HERE

New York Comic Con happens October 5-8th at the Javits Center in New York.  For more information visit their website HERE.  For your chance at purchasing tickets

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