Baltimore Comic-Con Schedule Up

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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7 Responses

  1. Neil Ottenstein says:

    Will ComicMix personnel be attending or participating in Saturday's web comics panel?

    • Alan Kistler says:

      That's a damn good question.

      • Linda Gold says:

        I suspect someone from ComicMix will attend but as far as I know no one is scheduled to be on any panels.

        • Andrew Bergstrom says:

          The Baltimore Comicon is a show, not a convention. Marc Nathan has made it abundantly clear that panels are for professionals only at BC. Conventions are run by fans for fans, not that they're completely self-serving, but conventions are supported and happen entirely because fans vollunteer to help run it (this includes the committee and chairpersons.) There is no Costume Contest (Masquerade, Costume-Call, etc.) or even casual ribbons awarded in the halls by anyone, but attendees are not discouraged from dressing up (or Cos-Play as it is sometimes referred.) There is no Art Show for attendees to show off their talents or sell their work. Filk has never been heard of there. there is no stage to see any of the guests speak, you'll have to line up for a 60 second "Hello" and maybe pay for an autograph (in some cases you can't even bring items to have signed!) So what can you do there?Attendees have only a few choices: Dealer's Room, Artists Alley (tables paid for by Artists to self promote, sell products, and autograph), and overcrowded small meeting rooms where you can watch Pros pontificate about their chosen profession (and if you're lucky enough maybe even ask a question, but doin't hold your breath.) So what do attendees bring to the show? FUNK! F-U-N-K-! Funky-funkity-fuuuunnnnk!Bring out the great unwashed! Its time to rub elbows and shoulders in cramped quarters to fight for your next breath with other fans. I only wish that "Deodorant Dame", the scurge of grimy gamers everywhere, was able to attend and end the funk and teach decent hygene. While I do not mean that everyone who attends is responsible, but it only takes a few bad apples per dozen to make you gasp for a breath of fresh air.I think that Randy "Something Positive" Milholland sums it up fairly well with these two pieces:….

          • Vinnie Bartilucci says:

            "So what do attendees bring to the show? FUNK! F-U-N-K-! Funky-funkity-fuuuunnnnk!"Yes, but to be fair, they do bring da noize as well…

          • Rick Taylor says:

            As a former comics co-worker used to say 'those guys violate my airspace'.

          • MARK WHEATLEY says:

            Interesting. I like the Baltimore Comic Con. I've been on a few panels at the con – and we have always had a good deal of interaction with the audience in the panels – questions and even some conversations before or after. But – we also have a good number of people coming to the booth after these panels. And there we spend some quality time talking. I enjoy it. I get the impression the fans do too. As far as I know – that's a comic book convention. And yes – some people have embraced their personal BO. But I have not been to any convention where that was not present. The good news is that I experience it less and less every year.Marc Nathan has kept the BCC very focused, building it in popularity step by step for nearly a decade. If he had tried to be everything to everyone I doubt it would have survived. Fortunately Baltimore has a very good science fiction con in Balticon. And now we have the BCC. I think there is room for both.