Comic Timing – Episode 171: Conventions and American Comics for Manga Fans


Episode 171 of Comic Timing is now out! This time, it’s time for a bit of a convention catch-up. Kris and Ian attended Special Edition: NYC at Pier 94 in Manhattan, and AnimeNEXT, which just had its final year in Somerset before moving to Atlantic City in 2016. They go over what worked, what didn’t, what needs improvement, whether or not New York Comic Con is a place to converse with your fellow fan, disappearing dollar bins, the ever-decreasing age of Anime convention attendees, and more.

The episode then transitions into the complete American Comics for Manga Fans panel that Ian and Kris conducted Friday night at AnimeNEXT. If you would like to match audio with slides, here’s a link to a PDF of the presentation. It was a lot of fun to do, and I hope you guys enjoy it too!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

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