03 May, 2011

CGS Super Show Recap

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Hello Midtown Blog-ees! Raph here with a special recap of a special show. Before I was a member of the illustrious Midtown Comics staff, your favorite blogger was a simple podcaster/fanboy. Comics podcasting hit the scene around 2005, and one of the first ones was Comic Geek Speak. They have a large following, and have since decided to hold an annual celebration of that community, the CGS Super Show. I’ve been to Super Show every year since it’s inception (cue Hans Zimmer horns), and this year may have been one of the best ever.

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13 Apr, 2011

MoCCA Recap: The Little Things….

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Hello Midtown Bloggertines! Raph here with some thoughts and insights. This past weekend, the MoCCA Festival took place at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. MoCCA is, of course, the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art. The Festival is in it’s 9th year, and it features a lot of independent, small press companies and creators. Mostly, the artists are all students or recent graduates of art schools like SVA or CCS. The main hall of the armory houses the show floor, and there are panel rooms downstairs. This was my 5th or 6th MoCCA fest, and it was an enjoyable time.

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08 Apr, 2011

WONDERCON 2011: My Favorite Things

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Greetings Blogvengers! If it’s early in the week, it must be time for some Raph Rampage on your computer screens! This week, the reality of life sets in. You and I can’t go to every convention out there (unless you’ve got someone to subsidize your comic habit or are independently wealthy… grumble grumble), and WonderCon 2011 has come and gone without us. FRET NOT BLOG READER! I’ve chosen my favorite tidbits to present to you! I would like to thank the people at Comic Book Resources (www.comicbookresources.com) and Newsarama (www.newsarama.com ) for having people at the con doing the reporting. Check those pages out for extensive coverage!

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Hello Midtownians, Raph here with my weekly musings. This week, I want to talk about my experience of the Pax East 2011 convention in Boston, and how awesome geek fandom is overall. Now some of you may wonder what that has to do with comic books.  I’ll get to that later, but first, just a quick recounting of events at PAX East.

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We here at Midtown Comics decided to take a look back at all the great stuff 2010 had to offer with this very special, “Midtown Comics: The best of 2010.” Join us as we remember fondly some of our most favorite Midtown moments of the year.

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Zoë and Thor chat with creators Todd McFarlane, John Arcudi, Antony Johnston, Rick Remender, Jerome Opena, Scott Wegener, Brian Clevinger from the Midtown Comics Booth at NYCC 2010!!