Kevin Boyd

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    aka kevthemev
  • Birthday 10/14/1969

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  1. Fan Expo Vancouver, November 10-12, 2017

    Aardvark, I tried to say hello to you as you walked past the table I was sitting at but you didn't hear me. You've certainly taken a strong interest in every fine detail related to the event and I'd have loved to have talked in person with such a devoted fan of the show as yourself. Was this exhibitor listed in the program guide? That was the only official vendor list that was released. Please let me know if that was the case so I can ask about how this happened. I've been looking around the web for "dead links" - old pages from previous years that show up in google searches, just in case. But I'd have to ask, has Fan Expo Vancouver ever been a comic centric show? Comics have always been a part of it from day one, and they were about as equal or more a part of it as in previous years. At Fan Expo shows comics are in the mix and we keep them front and centre, but they aren't the whole show. And yes, while it was noticeable to us as well as all of you that the number of comic vendors was down (Canada Comics, Jigglypig and Harley Yee this year). I guess the absence of the couple of vendors that didn't come back this year were taken up somewhat by comics related booths like CGC and that other company, and some local self-publishers. We had a solid guest comics guest list that was as big as it was last year, but with more big names than in 2016, and I've been getting solid reports of sales of sketches, original art, prints, etc. We had a full slate of comics programming that was up over the number of panels in 2016. At the majority of the sketch duels we had to turn people away as the rooms hit capacity seating. We had an Artist Alley that was as big as it was in 2016 with a mix of comic creators and artists in with the artisans.
  2. Fan Expo Vancouver, November 10-12, 2017

    Perhaps the addition of the Calgary team to our own will help punch up things for 2018. Calgary is a great show.
  3. Fan Expo Vancouver, November 10-12, 2017

    CGC always starts packing up their booth early at every show I've ever been at. Most submissions come in on Friday and Saturday with the Signature Series facilitators finishing up on Sunday.
  4. Fan Expo Vancouver, November 10-12, 2017

    I had time to look around and some money in my pocket to spend, so I looked around a little every day in the dealer area. I looked at the one dealer’s stock who had trade paperbacks and midway through realized I was experiencing déjà vu — it was the same stock I thumbed through last year. I didn’t find anyone with art books, strip reprints, et al. Since I stopped collecting back issues years ago, bin diving isn’t my thing personally. I did appreciate that there were more dealers with Hot Toys than I usually find at a show (3 or 4). I picked up a K-2SO from Toy Traders who had a great display and knowledgeable staff.
  5. Fan Expo Vancouver, November 10-12, 2017

    Attendance was up, there were lots of people there, vendors selling other things had good things to say... So I don't think that equates as hurting.
  6. Comic guests are being announced this week. Dealer and artist alley applications have been flooding in.
  7. Fan Expo Vancouver, November 10-12, 2017

    It's on my schedule for November 9-11, 2018.
  8. Fan Expo Vancouver, November 10-12, 2017

    Hope they talk to me first since I book them for Calgary now. FEV is what it is, comic vendors in Vancouver want cheap tables and do multiple one day events leading up to this one, so I get why it’s a hard sell to pay Expo prices for a show like ours - it ends up being a disappointment for people looking for books, and while I do think our team can work on rebuilding some bridges and trying to get some eastern dealers over but if everyone spent their money at the other shows conveniently scheduled the weeks prior to this one, then it ends up being a better show for the toy vendors, et al. Nice to see CGC, I have some books to drop off with them tomorrow. i will continue to work on bringing great comic guests to Vancouver and taking people’s suggestions as well as your grief.
  9. Fan Expo Dallas 2018, April 6-8, Dallas TX

    You make it sound like we’ve never done that before... of course we will have creator guests, old and new. I appreciate the suggestions!
  10. Fan Expo Dallas 2018, April 6-8, Dallas TX

    Some of those creators have adamantly retired from doing conventions, but not all.
  11. Fan Expo Dallas 2018, April 6-8, Dallas TX

    .... I think you mean Adam Kubert. Arthur was there but we didn’t offer a package for him. They went on sale in February, I believe.
  12. #GuestNews Hop in a Delorean, grab your hoverboard and check your Flux Capacitor, we're going Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox in 2018! Mr. Fox really doesn't need any introduction, but the TV and silver screen icon has starred in the incredible Back to the Future Trilogy, Teen Wolf, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights/Big City, Doc Hollywood, Family Ties and Spin City! FAN EXPO Boston 2018 tickets go on sale on November 15 at 10AM EST. Bookmark this now: www.FANEXPOBoston.com/tickets
  13. Fan Expo Canada August 30-September 2, 2018

    #GuestNews Hop in a Delorean, grab your hoverboard and check your Flux Capacitor, we're going Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox in 2018! Mr. Fox really doesn't need any introduction, but the TV and silver screen icon has starred in the incredible Back to the Future Trilogy, Teen Wolf, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights/Big City, Doc Hollywood, Family Ties and Spin City! FAN EXPO Canada 2018 tickets go on sale on November 15 at 10AM EST. Bookmark this now: www.FANEXPOCanada.com/en/buy-tickets
  14. We're getting an early start on Fan Expo Canada 2018. First major guest announcement today.
  15. #GuestNews Superstar Jim Lee is coming to #MegaCon18! MegaCon Orlando 2018 tickets go on sale on November 15 at 10AM EST. Bookmark this now: www.MegaConOrlando.com/tickets