We need a new model. Something small, intimate that focuses on the work and the artists. STGCC has the Artists' Alley but that is not enough.
We need something like The Millionaires Club.
Makes you feel like a millionaire even after spending tons of cash on North European comics.
Or things like this
KL's Comic Fiesta is huge but they remained focused on the artists. Its feel is more Comiket than San Diego Comic Con. Rows of tables filled with doujins and self-published works.
Anyone with cash to spare to kickstart this? Don't think it will cost a million.