SDCCI: Friday Programming drizzled in maple syrup

The hangovers will be in full force after two nights of schmoozing, but there’s LOTS to see and do on Friday involving those of us “from a foreign country”… David Finch and Chester Brown in the Spotlight, UDON has their panel, and The Dragon’s Jennifer Haines participates in the retailing panel.

Happenings: A C4 Update

The Prairie Geek has pointed out another unfortunate aspect of Wizard’s departure: Outside of time, one of the biggest hurdles C4 is facing is filling the content gap left behind by Wizard’s departure. All of the guests who were organized by Wizard to attend the con were under contract with Wizard, meaning they have no commitment…

SDCCI: The Canadian Special Guests

Or more like… where are the Canadian special guests? I mean really, looking over the special guests this year I wonder what makes a person special at SDCCI? As a comics fan I’m having a hard time getting excited over the list they’ve posted of the usual standbys — of course there are exceptions like…

SDCCI 2011: Your “Canadian Connection”

We are coming up quickly to the time of year when the Canadian comics “snowbirds” make their annual trek South for one week of the summer — the San Diego Comic-Con International takes place from July 20-24, 2011 and the JSA blog is your place for information on all things Canadian there! Over the next…

Retailer Roundup – May/June, 2011

As you can imagine, we were really busy in May and June getting ready to hand out our annual awards. Which resulted in a never completed May version of Retailer Roundup. Even more new shops have opened up recently (or been recently discovered, whichever), and a couple of deletions as well. Comic retailing is fluid,…