- Posted by Johanna on August 5, 2006 at 10:55 am
- Category: Comic News
What’s the internet good for? Among other things, rousing the public to action. A new blog, Stop HobbyStar (no longer available), aims to draw attention to the predatory and disturbing actions of the promoters of the Toronto Fan Expo.
Seems that they don’t like that Paradise Toronto Comicon has held successful shows in the same area, so they’ve told retailers, even those who’ve already paid for tables, that if they exhibit at Paradise, they won’t be allowed at the Fan Expo. (Isn’t that illegal?) This comes after a history of announcing shows to be held one weekend before Paradise’s dates and similar shady tactics.
I don’t know all the details, and frankly, I don’t want to, but I’m mentioning this for two reasons: the Paradise shows, which held a Women in Comics symposium, sound much more interesting to me than the Wizard-like HobbyStar shows with their media guests, and who doesn’t love watching a good donnybrook?