Why we fight

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When you see a picture like this, it is really impossible not to want to go to San Diego, despite the crowds and expense, isn’t it? Via Dean Trippe.

Manga news roundup; Tpop and Gentosha pact

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ComiPress has an exhaustive guide to all the manga-related SD doings. Simon Jones has a guide to the guide. Among the interesting tiddle taddle-bits: Although absent from the show, Tokyopop announced a deal with Japanese publisher Gentosha Global manga giants TOKYOPOP and Gentosha Comics have entered into a worldwide partnership to advance the cause of […]

Rorschach’s SDCC journal: Ha, bloody, ha

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RECOMMENDED: Neil Kleid does Rorschach’s SDCC Journal: Meeting with Warners left bad taste in mouth. Pampered and decadent, betraying even their own shallow, poor understanding of the comic book industry. Comics industry as bad. Flabby failure that sits whimpering in mothers’ basement. Why are so few of us in this industry active, healthy and without […]

SD08 Pictures

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Okay, we lied. We’re going to put good photo sets we find in this one link, so keep checking. First up, Beaucoup Kevin’s always excellent photos. § NEW! (I think) Hip Flask’s photos. § Royal Flush and Jah Furry!

Mystery monster washes ashore on Long Island

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Viral marketing suspected.

SCOTT PILGRIM 5

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Arrives at New York Comic-Con 09! Technorati Tags: Bryan Lee O’Malley

This is the con that was

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If you are like us, you are very, very sick of San Diego. We’ll have some thoughts, some photos and this link roundup, but unless something of bold and shocking content suddenly appears, that’s it. We’re moving forward! § Hip flask photo set with lots of us and FMB! §Sean T. Collins has many excellent […]

“Comic Con: With Great Money comes Great Responsibility to fans”

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Longtime Beat pal Steve Marmel gave us permission to repost his Facebook rant on Comic-Con. We found it of some interest because Steve is what we’d term a card-carrying nerd-lebrity — he’s got his own fairly lengthy IMDb page, has starred in at least one TV show and several Comedy Central Specials, and has written […]

Scoop! The con is moving to Chula Vista!

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…or at least that’s what our cabbie told us. On the ride to the airport, this 25-year vet of San Diego confided that the mayor was going to build a brand new convention center and hotel complex with an airport in Chula Vista (just south of SD) to host the convention. This canny fellow — […]

Waugh

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Sleep, sleep, my pretties, poppies… poppies…popp– Oh yes, where was I? A word of advice: If you want to get in the fast track, stick with the The Beat. Our normal San Diego commute every year is to arrive Wednesday and leave Monday. This year, Wednesday flights from NYC to San D were horribly delayed, […]