|Yes, but are they authorized?|
One noticeable change at New York Comic Con 2013 vs. other shows of the recent past – In New York or elsewhere – is the overall absence of folks selling Bootleg DVDs.
Now, I’m NOT a supporter of bootleg DVDs, and will always prefer to purchase a legitimate studio release. But, in certain cases when the studio fails to offer an authorized edition within a reasonable period of time (like five to ten years) I may have had to engage an unauthorized source. ...Then again, watchdogs of rightful copyright holders, I “may not” have. … You, er, never can tell about such things.
|You know, like THIS THING!|
Either way, at New York Comic Con 2013, I wouldn’t have been able to have THIS EXPERIENCE.
And, perhaps, maybe I shouldn’t have the experience… but also there’s no reason why many things couldn’t be offered legitimately, especially now with studios instituting “Manufacture On Demand” programs for presumed low-volume properties.
|You know... Like, maybe MY Seasons 2-4!|
|Remember, bootlegging is not on the square, Old Chum!|
Either way, the sudden absence of what was a staple of such Cons is worth noting.