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Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture: What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment by Rob Salkowitz

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SATURDAY:

PEAK GEEK

At the end of the Eisner Award ceremony, usually around 11:00, the survivors spill out into the corridor outside the Indigo Ballroom, where cocktails are served and a jazz combo plays tastefully in the background. Eventually this boils down to a hard core of 25 to 50 people, typically industry veterans and longtime attendees who see this scene as the last remaining essence of the Comic-Con culture of the 1970s and 1980s. When the bar closes around 1 a.m., the revelries move elsewhere and can go on far into the night.

That means that Saturday gets off to a slow start for a lot of people, including Eunice and me. We took our ...

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