Friday, September 26, 2008

To Wizard Magazine: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means....

At the very least, we had different definitions of what is "Family Friendly".

First, earlier this year, Wizard World allowed a strip-club to have a booth at their convention in Chicago.

Now, I just had got this press-release in my e-mail. The full text is also posted at Wizard Universe. But for our purposes, we only need to look at the headline, part of the text and the tagline. The emphasis is mine.


On top of the impressive list of comic book talent already attending at this year’s Wizard World Texas convention, Corey Feldman (“The Lost Boys,” “Friday the 13th 4” & “5”), Danny Trejo (“From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Rob Zombie’s Halloween”) and cast members from “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning,” “Monster Squad” and “Halloween 4” will be on hand to meet and greet their fans. In addition to the guests, there will be special events, including screenings of “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning” and “Monster Squad” and Fear Jam, a concert featuring Michale Graves, formerly of The Misfits, FirstJason, and The Horrifics with special guest Eerie Von of Danzig and Samhain.

Wizard World, the largest family-friendly comics and pop culture convention in the United States, returns to Texas November 7-9 at the Arlington Convention Center.

Now... explain to me... how partnering with a convention devoted to violent and frequently misogynistic R-rated movies... which in turn attract a LOT of people in bloody, freaky and just plain gross costumes is "family friendly"?


  1. Its seems like a poor decision. "Monster Squad" is the only thing on that list that seems family oriented. Still, after seeing his autobio movie, I wouldn't mind meeting Danny Trejo...

  2. And Cory Feldman could attract Goonies fans, in theory...
    I dunno. I suppose I shouldn't be shocked since The Suicide Girls have been WW Texas regulars for a few years now. Last year had a Ultimate Fighting Leauge ring-girl wearing a short skirt with visible skimpy underwear underneath. And one of the guests of honor last year was some woman who became popular by posing nearly naked on MySpace and then posed naked somewhere else.
    And that's ignoring some of the art you can see in Artist Alley...