What was the biggest mistake at MoCCA Fest?

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

12 Responses

  1. Brandon Barrows says:

    That's an outrageous degree of either inconsideration or sloppiness. I noticed it immediately and I'm disgusted.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah- obviously an oversight. But as oversights go- that's a pretty bad one.

  3. Delmo Walters Jr. says:

    They should've pulped the flyers.

  4. Anonymous says:

    While I'm sure there is alot of personal grief issues tied to this, I think you may be overreacting. If this is truly a first time, fan-run local con (which the cash at the door only, holiday inn venue and the highlighted "exclusive" of a day player who imdb says hasn't acted in 25 years seems to confirm), this flyer likely represents the bulk of their ad budget. Pulling or pulping the flyer would be the equivalent of just folding up the con and going home, since I'd wager they needed the exposure at MoCCA to hope to break even. Even if they had the money, they may not have had enough time to redesign the flyer and get whatever approval MoCCA may have required.

  5. Paul1963 says:

    Oooh. Yikes. Someone really needs to sit down with a black Magic Marker and the remaining flyers and do some correcting…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Word has it ComiCONN wanted to get flyers to the MoCCA show in time. They have corrected flyers in b&w which state that the show is dedicated to Mr. Giordano. This is a new show which is trying hard to bring a stable convention to Connecticut for the fans. I think people are over reacting about the flyer. If you check out their website, the information is all updated. I look at it as an homage and the artist is still listed, it is in his memory. Lets not turn something into a negative when it is not. Give ComiCONN a break, this new show is working hard for the fans and it looks to be very cool event!

  7. Anonymous says:

    http://www.comiconn.com. Their website has updated information. It is only a flyer people. The only mistake I can see is they are being raked over the coals. It is a new show.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Concerning the ComiCONN Dick Giordano flyers, I was the one who passed them out. I personally handed them to people explaing that Mr. Giordano had died & now there would be a tribute to him. I'm sorry that it appears that some people decided not to keep them and just put them down anywhere. I was only at MOCCA on Saturday leaving just the black & white flyers with an attending artist. These were leftover flyers from our original promotions & were brought to MOCCA as an afterthought. I apologize for any confusion or feelings of disgust this accident may have caused.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Clearly a flyer mishap. Looks like a cool show!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Overreact much? Clearly these were printed long before he passed away and they do cost money. They probably updated the website, but had a bunch of these printed already, and as you said, they did deliver a corrected version.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Dont recall Warner Brothers ripping down every Dark Knight poster and ad when Heath Ledger died before the premiere. From what I have heard Dick was looking forward to the show as it was to spotlight the Connecticut connection to the history of comics from their creation in Waterbury in the 1930s to the rich history from Quality, Fawcett and even Charleton (which Dick was a HUGE part of). The ahow organizers have turned the planned session with Dick to a special panel discussing Dick's comic history that includes coworkers and his children! They even dedicated their event to the man — so if there were some left over, outdated flyers – give them credit for getting the word out on their "little" show – in COLOR for God's sakes! I hope they do great and from the amount of buzz I have been seeing and hearing on websites and podcasts – I think they are tapping into a huge marketplace in CT.And correct me if I am wrong but didnt San Diego ComicCon begin in a crummy hotel basement back in the late 1960…s or early 1970s… and remeber the St. Mark's shows in NYC?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Good job in giving another show free press. The Dick Giordano thing is obviously not an error. But, something that was printed before died. That's shown by the fact that's stated above that there were corrected ones there as well. They probably have 10,000 of them laying around. I'd hand them out too. I went to there website after reading the above statement and it says the show is bring dedicated to him. Seems like a fair fix in my opinion. Plus, it lists a ton of other pretty noteworthy comic writers and artists that will also be in attendance along with Ox Baker. One of my favorite old time wrestlers as well as they guy who fought Kurt Russell in the ring in Escape from New York. So, to be quite honest, I plan on attending this show which I never would have heard of if it wasn't for ComicMix.