Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010

Loathe as I am to use this phrase and invoke the numerous nerd body-odor stereotypes and jokes that can and will certainly be made, I think there's something in the air around this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. It's true that the convention is offering more than ever (possibly too much) to genre fans and consumers in the forms of panel discussions/presentations, creator/celebrity interactions, product announcements, shopping, community events and more, but what’s exciting me are the developments in the digital content business that’s grown out of all this great stuff, and getting a chance to reunite with or finally meet and hang out with many of my colleagues in this area.

As you may know, I essentially went off the grid last September after about three years of full-time work at the mighty Comic Book Resources. Keeping the site and its content in tight, Eisner-winning shape was a great job but it was intense and I needed to do some other things like create this website, write more about music, get back into DJ’ing, play around with photography, go to more geek culture events, and write the occasional bit of hipster relationship advice

Curiously, it was during that time I rediscovered my enthusiasm for comic books and pop culture, an enthusiasm I’d been too busy to notice waning. I’ve read more comics and graphic novels in 2010 than I think I did in the preceding three years combined, resulting in some freebie evangelism here on my site, like my comprehensive guide to Grendel and eulogy for Phonogram, not to mention my semi-regular graphic novel, music and DVD recommendations.

Concurrently and consequently, I’ve been able to familiarize myself with the increasingly great number of awesome websites and commentators that have emerged as the stars of comic book and geek culture rise. There are a lot of cool people doing really entertaining work that’s different from and beyond the more or less straight news line I was on before, and it’s inspired me to get involved again. I’ve been very quietly inching my foot back in the door of the comics/film/television/music digital content business (I’ve written a press release for CBR about something that is genuinely cool, you will see it tomorrow) and applying my experience in the digital music business to some comic book-related ventures as well as some other things I -- God help me, I can’t believe I’m going to say this -- can’t talk about yet.

I feel like there are some exciting opportunities waiting for me at this year’s Comic-Con. Opportunities for new work? Sure. But what I’m looking for this year are those opportunities for that once elusive mutant, the terrifying work-fun hybrid.

EmailEmail Article to Friend

« One year | Main | DJ gig: FORMA Design.Build »

References (9)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: beyonce height
    [...]ANDY KHOURI - COMMUNIQUÉ - Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010[...]
  • Response
    Response: IBOCzuin
    ANDY KHOURI - COMMUNIQUÉ - Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010
  • Response
    ANDY KHOURI - COMMUNIQUÉ - Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010
  • Response
    Response: best indexer tool
    Neat Web-site, Stick to the useful job. Thank you.
  • Response
    Response: CLICK HERE.
    ANDY KHOURI - COMMUNIQUÉ - Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010
  • Response
    Response: pubic hair removal
    ANDY KHOURI - COMMUNIQUÉ - Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010
  • Response
    ANDY KHOURI - COMMUNIQUÉ - Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010
  • Response
    Response: unsere Xovilichter
    ANDY KHOURI - COMMUNIQUÉ - Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010
  • Response
    ANDY KHOURI - COMMUNIQUÉ - Looking forward to Comic-Con 2010

Reader Comments (2)

Welcome to our store,the [url=http://www.tthenorthface.co.uk/] North Face UK[/url] Oulet own much new productions to show customer,such as North Face Jackets,North Face Vests and North Facer Jackets and so on.You can select variety of [url=http://www.tthenorthface.co.uk/] North Face Jackets[/url] in our online store now.The North Face Jackets are made of good materials, which has play an important role in North Face products.So they are very popular for men to wear the North Face UK in summer recently. [url=http://www.tthenorthface.co.uk/] North Face[/url] Jackets very simple designed yet would be very outfitted for men.The North Face Jackets is one of the most fashionable Jackets,so, wearing it would make you feel good.There are many kinds of North Face Jackets sale in our store now.Pick it now.It is the time to show your style.

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNorth Face

replica roger dubuis watches can be recognised thus to their handy software program together with maximum superb usability. In the present day, fashionable consumers would like skillfully specially designed replica iwc watches utilizing which will complement your way and even demonstrating your temperament. What's more, any lovely layout is the main reason why informed people look at opt for the replica iwc pilot watches. They're just fond of bragging ahead of your mates or simply colleagues with the incredible replica iwc portuguese watches.

January 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjdgffgffgjdggjhdfkh

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>