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Return of the Knave
Drink It Black
Friday, 14 October 2011
Convention dictates
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Not all fans and readers attend conventions. A fan was grizzling recently about publishers making special offers for convention-goers.

A convention can be on anything. Comicons aren’t the only source for graphic-related goodness; there’s many great geek moments to be had at sci-fi and fantasy conventions as well. And, with the popularity of comic book themed movies, film conventions can be added to that list.

Certain specific series break out into such uberpopularity stakes they can sustain their own convention. Generally it is the form that attracts the fan - if they like brightly coloured pages of drawings and text then they will be unlikely to pour all their worship into one creator or character

Fans at conventions prove over and over that superhero costumes  and cartoon depictions don’t work in real life, but its a convention of conventions to tog up.

Seeing your favourite artists at work is a buzz and being able to buy merchandise a must. There’s the panels, the signings, the photo opp

Conventions make for a great marketplace and you’ll often find those reprints or indeed originals to fill your collection, along with the usual associated merchandise like action figures, games, DVDs

Posted by berko_wills at 3:04 PM NZT
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