Kumoricon cracks down on unlicensed prints and merchandise
Kumoricon, an anime convention in Portland, Oregon, has taken a hard-line stance on unlicensed merchandise — posting signs to help attendees identify vendors who are flaunting the con’s rules.
On Facebook, the response was, as usual, overblown and underthought.
“This is big news in the comic con circuit and frankly a welcome development!” posted one artist.
“So this would kill artist alley then as well, no more commissions or prints from Indy guys? Cons can’t survive without filling the artist alley spaces. It’ll be interesting to see…” responded another.
Let’s take a realistic look at what just happened.
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