What If… Beating Convention Bootleggers was a Business?
Once again, we have reports of rampant bootlegging at a major comic convention. Bleeding Cool was inundated with stories about alleged bootleggers at Wizard World Chicago — including the Carolina Ghostbusters, Fatal Planet, and Ginger Zap. It’s a perennial problem that poses a serious problem for conventioneers. After all, if you walk away from a convention only to find out that you were duped into buying a bootleg, are you going to be able to trust any future purchases at that convention?
Storified my rant on Illegal Print/Shirt Sales & How To Stop Them for easier reading 🙂 https://t.co/hAgPGfYLcC
— Cory Casoni (@CoryCasoni) August 19, 2016
TL/DR: It’s up to the consumer.
But how does the garden-variety consumer know a bootlegger from the Real Deal?
To find the answer, let’s look to history…