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Comikaze: Not Just The Other Comic Convention

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Comikaze: Not Just The Other Comic Convention

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Comikaze: Not Just The Other Comic Convention

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Last year's Comikaze, seen here in September 2012, attracted tens of thousands of attendees. AP hide caption

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Last year's Comikaze, seen here in September 2012, attracted tens of thousands of attendees.

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You may be familiar with the San Diego Comic-Con, a constantly expanding convention for fans that started as a niche event for comic-book nerds and is now a sprawling pop-culture event.

You may not be familiar with Comikaze. The brainchild of Regina Carpinelli, a fan who was unhappy with the cost, ticket scarcity, and changing focus of Comic-Con, Comikaze is a smaller festival that costs $30 for the weekend, rather than Comic-Con's $150 four-day passes. On Tuesday's All Things Considered, Tess Vigeland reports on the growing Comikaze and speaks to Carpinelli and some of her peers about how she went from a dissatisfied fan of a huge convention to the proprietor of another.