PHOENIX FALLING?: The Phoenix Comicon has come under scrutiny recently as it became public that, essentially, people would have to pay to be volunteers at the show by paying dues to become members of the Blue Ribbon Army Social Club. Dan and Andrew discuss the issues surrounding this controversy, such as “Why is this a controversy at all?”
- “Phoenix-based Comic Con Now Makes People Pay to Be Volunteers” by Beth Elderkin via io9.
- “Are Comic Cons Breaking the Law By Not Paying Their Volunteers?” by Jessica Mason via The Mary Sue
- “What It Looks Like to Get Excommunicated from Phoenix Comicon” by Rich Johnston via Bleeding Cool
UPDATE: Square Egg CEO and Phoenix Comicon director, Matthew Solberg, has resigned his position on the board of the Blue Ribbon Army.
MINDING THE NUMBERS: In a Bleeding Cool article covering December’s comic book sales numbers, Andrew and Dan dive deep into 2016 sales by Marvel and DC and compare their respective performances and draw some interesting (if very not scientific) conclusions from the data.
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