With the CoVid-19 Coronavirus shutting down and delaying all the Comic-Cons for the foreseeable future, we wanted to do something to help out the comic book creators and people who produce the geeky merchandise you love who are suffering financially from this pandemic. With that in mind, we’ve set up a new section of the site – Geektown OnlineCon 2020.
Comic Geek Zone
Here you will find links and reviews to a host of brilliant comic books, along with interviews from our very own Bex@TristaBytes with the creators, and importantly, where you can buy their books online. Whether you’re into cyberpunk fantasy, nefarious air pirates, or just want the sweet story of a lonely AI, come and check out the Comic Geek Zone.
We also have a section for geeky merchandise, from card games to sweet treats, and amazing artwork to those brilliant mystery boxes! I know some of you are missing your geek purchases from the Cons, so why not buy here and have them shipped directly to you instead! Check out all the lovely merch in the Geek Shopping Zone.
I’d like to stress, we are not charging any of these creators to be on the site or taking any cut of their sales. They are really hurting right now as their main source of income has vanished overnight. As part of the Comic-Con community, we wanted to do something positive to help them through this, so please, please, go and look at their products and make some purchases! If you’re a vendor who would like to be added to the site, just drop us a message.
Gaming Geek Zone
If you want to find some new games, we have the Gaming Geek Zone, which features our recommendations for indie video games, again, with reviews and interviews by the lovely Bex@TristaBytes. Whether you’re looking for retro or modern titles, we have you covered in the Gaming Geek Zone.
Although this is a virtual Comic-Con, we also wanted to have some guests too. As we have been covering the Con scene for a while, we have a host of videos from various conventions around the UK, so we’ve collected together some highlights which you may have missed if you’ve not checked out our YouTube page. You can find all the panels and interviews here.
Along with video panels, we have audio interviews too in the form of our Behind The Scenes Podcast, chatting with a host of interesting people, from FX designers to composers, makeup artists and more, from the film and tv industry.
Lastly, what Con, virtual or otherwise, would be complete without some cosplay. Over the years we have taken hundreds of cosplay photos and videos, so here we collect a bunch of them together for you to browse through. Have a look, you may even spot yourself from a previous Comic-Con!