Page 616 – Blind Items From Summer Comic Cons 2019

At every comic book convention, there are some stories that giving a name to would rob them of their power. And possibly launch lawsuits. Welcome to the return of Page 616 and the blind items…

Which state’s legalisation of the recreational use of cannabis saw a more chilled convention aftershow crowd this year – but also random acts of paranoia? It’s all a bit Miranda off of Serenity when it came to some people’s behaviour on the show floor. Also, the closure of one bar and its traditional smoking (whatever the substance) area seemed to disturb the tranquillity of some longstanding attendees…

Which comic convention guest’s recent appearance caused a prominent and loud announced boycott by cosplayers of the show, only for the show to call their bluff, say he was coming anyway, for everyone back down and come to the show anyway?

Which creatives at which publisher have been asked beancounters why they are still publishing comic books when all the big media properties are based on decades-old comics and sometimes have a no similarity to the published comic books at all? And finding few people at shows where this comes up who have any answers that might stack up?

Which representatives of which A-List comic creator called the police during rather rumbustious negotiations over the details of an appearance fee, so as to ensure they could leave the premises?

Which two A-List comic creators got into it big time just before their publisher’s big panel together? And could be heard exchanging… strenuous viewpoints before they went on stage, full of smiles and bonhomie?

Which famous illustrator was chastised at a recent comic-convention for taking all the mounts from all the backdrops to put up all his work, leaving everyone else unable to put their pieces up before the show?

Which major comic book publisher usually always on time when paying creators is suddenly delaying payments? The kind of thing that creators at other publishers would consider par for the course – but not this one? Comic Cons give fellow creators the chance to compare notes…

You can read previous Page Six One Sixes here…

2009
Page Six One Six – 25th November

2010
Page Six One Six – San Diego Comic Con Blind Items

2011
Page Six One Six – Wondercon Blind Items

Page Six One Six – The Christmas Eve Edition

2013
Page Six One Six: ‘Tween Con And Christmas

2014
Page Six One Six – Christmas Day 2014 Edition

2015
Page Six One Six – Last Of The Summer Blind Items

2016
Page Six One Six – Blind Items After San Diego Comic Con

Page Six One Six  Blind Items For Christmas Day

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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