Just to clarify - I
have no affiliation with any comic book conventions that George Perez
attends. This is a website with information about conventions, news,
and published George Perez works. Unfortunately, a lot of convention
website do not have contact information, so I actually get a lot of
inquiries about various conventions (this is not the first time I have
gotten emails sent to me regarding conventions.) As always, you can
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org ...
Anyway, this was brought to my attention that there is an existing Hawaii Con
, also known as Hawaii Comic Con, and that Amazing Hawaii Comic Con
was treading on their trademark. I know from past experiences that you
cannot copyright "Comic Con" (hence New York Comic Con and Minneapolis
Comic Con, after San Diego Comic Con), but the fact that Amazing falls
only weeks after Hawaii Con is up for debate. I'll keep you updated on
if they reschedule the dates or change their name, as this is obviously
still a developing story.
We've seen this sort of thing before, locally (for me), we had
SpringCon (now Minneapolis Comic Con) vs Wizard Minneapolis Comic Con,
which took place only weeks of each other (read about it on weheartmusic.com
). Last year, we attended and reported on both conventions, and came to
the conclusion that they were marketed to two different type of fans
and, yes, they can both co-exist. It should be interesting to watch
round two this May 2015.