My Comic Shop History 4.6: Con Season Survival Guide

Host Anthony Desiato recruits two convention veterans and Alternate Realities refugees, Drew Cheskin and Brian O’Dea, to share their tips for surviving comic conventions. For those attending a large show for the first time, the episode covers budgeting time and money, navigating the show floor, deciding what type of show experience you are looking for, and more. Midseason finale. “Con Season” will resume in September. This summer, be sure to keep tuning in for a two-part “My Comic Shop Book Club” event and a four-part “Beyond My Comic Shop” miniseries, all available under the My Comic Shop History feed!

My Comic Shop History 4.5: Aw Yeah Con Season!

Host Anthony Desiato heads over to beautiful downtown Harrison, NY, to speak with two of the owners of Aw Yeah Comics NY: comic book creator Franco (TINY TITANS, ENCOUNTER, and the upcoming SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE) and ReedPOP’s Mike Negin (C2E2 Event Manager). They discuss Aw Yeah’s recent “Legends” signing, Mike and Franco’s comic shop histories, and some hot topics in the world of comic conventions—from the risk of over-saturating the industry with too many shows to striking a balance between the interests of old-school comic fans and the wider pop culture audience.

My Comic Shop History 4.3: Con Season at C2E2

Host Anthony Desiato conducts a post-mortem on 2018’s C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) with ReedPOP Content Coordinator Chris D’Lando and C2E2 vendor/Undiscovered Realm owner Chris Wilcock. The trio recounts their experiences on the convention floor, from running the show to slinging Pops to hosting a panel. It all begins with a pair of red trunks

Deconstructing Comics #499: Organizing Comics Events

Comics EventsWhat goes into planning a comics event? How can organizers respond to complaints from fans and cosplayers about sexual harassment and long lines? This week we ask Emerald City Comicon founder Jim Demonakos, now Global Director of Comic Talent at ReedPOP, about these issues, as well as how to maximize profits when tabling at a con, why comics events have multiplied, and what the future holds for comics conventions.

Also, Adam Pasion of Big Ugly Robot Press gives us the scoop on Big Ugly Robot and Black Hook Press‘s new event coming to Tokyo this July, Comic Art Tokyo!

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Comic News Insider Episode 589 – CNI Favorites of 2014!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 589 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Jimmy is joined in studio by The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald and frequent co-host/pal Jon Hoche! They dive in deep and have a lengthy/lively discussion on their 2014 favorites in comic books, TV, animation, film, video games and more. So much love shown to a lot of the people and things we loved in 2014. Did we leave anything out? You’ll have to tune in for that answer and let us know your picks of the year! We do cover some news as well that includes: Image Expo announces massive slate of titles to be released, Emerald City Comic Con partners with ReedPop, animated Vixen series coming to the CW Seed, and Kate Beaton’s new collection Step Aside, Pops will be released from Drawn & Quarterly this September. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 571 – NYCC w/ DMC/Ben Templesmith/Brian Pulido/Babs Tarr & Cameron Stewart!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 571 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1, Batgirl #35, Sabrina Vol 3 #1, The Flash, Arrow, The Walking Dead

Jimmy recruits Producer Joe to sit in for the big and lengthy New York Comic Con recap. Great interviews included with DMC (Darryl Makes Comics), Ben Templesmith (Gotham By Midnight/The Squidder), Brian Pulido (Lady Death) and Babs Tarr/Cameron Stewart (Batgirl)! The boys share their NYCC stories with all the good, bad and the ugly. (Mostly good!). News bits include: Archie will meet Predator, Marvel will bring back Secret Wars and tease an Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies, also new Ant-ManHawkeye and Spider-Gwen series coming, Captain America 3 will follow Civil War storyline from comics, Lego Batman movie starring Will Arnett coming in 2017, 2 new Vertigo books are on the way, ReedPop announces Paris Comic Con, Ghostbusters 3 will reboot with an all female cast and so much more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 523 – CNI is Awesome!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 523 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Apocalypse Al #1, Batman: Joker’s Daughter #1, Ms. Marvel Vol 3 #1, Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1, The Walking Dead (midseason premiere), The Lego Movie

Jimmy is back in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida and records from the awesome comic book shop Superhero Beach (whom also sponsors this podcast)! Joining him is Superhero Beach employee and awesome illustrator Ashley Lanni Hoye and Jimmy’s old best pal Ted Carruba. They chat about recent casting news for the upcoming Gotham series and in the movie sequel to Avengers. A few wi-fi and tech issues doesn’t stop this episode from being awesome though! I mean, after all…EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! News includes: Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr to take over Superman, Valiant Firsts are coming, SelfMadeHero and Sequential team up, Preacher heads to AMC for development, DMZ gets picked up by WBTV, Flappy Bird stops flapping, Batman video games inspire new Batman animated film,  and ReedPop may have small NYC comics only show in June. As always, Listener Feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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