Friday, July 18, 2014

Word Balloon Podcast SDCC Preview With Publishers Weekly's Calvin Reid and Geek Biz Author Rob Salkowitz

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the podcast for the most part. You're very knowledgeable, but I was a little annoyed by your focus on what you called "fan entitlement," which I took to mean people vocally suggesting that a certain creator was doing something wrong. I fear you start to push people away (or maybe just me) when you set yourself up as the arbiter of appropriate fan behavior. I also think you do everyone a disservice when you take one jerk's trek over the line of propriety and try to use it as a proxy for the mass of fandom. I'm interested in what you think about the industry. I'm interested in what you think about the work. I'm not interested in you chastising fans or trying to tell people what is an appropriate way to express or exercise their enthusiasm. It seems condescending. If I want to express the idea that Dan Didio and Bob Harras have creatively ruined most of the DC that I loved and should be replaced.(true) Engage the argument, not my right to hold or express that idea.