- Posted by Johanna on February 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
Got an email from a group I was unfamiliar with that started this way:
Free “Online Comic Convention” announced for this weekend
Webcomics creators, readers and fans are invited to an online meetup this weekend. WEBReeF stands for “WEBcomics, Readers, and Fans” and aims to behave much like a “virtual comic convention.”
I don’t know what makes something an “online comic convention”, but I wanted to find out, so I immediately clicked to the provided link and saw this:
It’s a periodic gathering of webcomics creators and ethusiasts. It was created in response to the cancellation of the February 2012 DigiCon, but does not classify itself as an “online convention.”
That’s a concern. If you’re promoting your event as an “online convention” while declaring that you’re not an “online convention”, I worry about what else you might be misrepresenting or confusing. If you’re trying to set up a way of doing things new to many participants, you need to be more clear about things, not less. At the least, someone needs to keep a better eye on the publicity. Anyway, seems that this virtual meetup is just a way for people to declare a specific time to hang out together online. Catchy name, though.