Convention Etiquette: “Couch Surfing”

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Convention Etiquette: “Couch Surfing”http://ift.tt/1x2YKtu Tweet An upward pinky is also always good etiquette. By: Nick Eskey With people arriving in droves from around the country to attend the San Diego International Comic-Con, the influx of hotel occupancy zooms to record highs for the city. However, not all convention goers can afford the extended hotel stays. […]

The Beat’s Image Expo Coverage – SDCC ’14 Edition

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The Beat’s Image Expo Coverage – SDCC ’14 Editionhttp://ift.tt/1nCOybF Tweet by Zachary Clemente Image Comics is rolling out their announcements fast and hard – holding one of their semi-annual Expos before the convention even official opens its doors. Keep your eyes peeled here for live coverage of exciting announcements from one of the hottest publishers […]

SDCC 2014: Multiversity: Pax Romana #1 Cover Reveal

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SDCC 2014: Multiversity: Pax Romana #1 Cover Revealhttp://ift.tt/1kUZVWx Tweet by Alexander Jones This morning we got new artwork from Frank Quitely, which would be cause for celebration regardless of what it was. What it turned out to be, however, was a cover for November’s Multiversity issue entitled Multiversity: Pax Romana #1. This issue and cover […]

Convention Etiquette: “Couch Surfing”

An upward pinky is also always good etiquette.

By: Nick Eskey With people arriving in droves from around the country to attend the San Diego International Comic-Con, the influx of hotel occupancy zooms to record highs for the city. However, not all convention goers can afford the extended hotel stays. Or perhaps they were too late in securing a room before they filled […]

SDCC ’14: IDW to publish Orphan Black comics

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SDCC ’14: IDW to publish Orphan Black comicshttp://ift.tt/Ut3fRw Tweet Ever since we got to San Diego it’s been :orphan Black, Orphan Black, Orphan Black” because it’s amazing. And now IDW is getting in on the amazing with a comic series. NO creative team announced, but here’s a cover by Nick Runge. Orphan Black, the acclaimed […]

SDCC ’14 on the ground: 7 things I’ve learned about food, parties and fatigue

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SDCC ’14 on the ground: 7 things I’ve learned about food, parties and fatiguehttp://ift.tt/Ut3cVS Tweet 1: Eating is important, but so is where you do it. So the hordes are here and people are going to need food. The Con’s official restaurant list went up a while ago and you can see all kinds of […]

The Beat’s Image Expo Coverage – SDCC ’14 Edition

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by Zachary Clemente Image Comics is rolling out their announcements fast and hard – holding one of their semi-annual Expos before the convention even official opens its doors. Keep your eyes peeled here for live coverage of exciting announcements from one of the hottest publishers today! Update 1: While waiting for the Expo to start, […]

Eventbrite Research: Younger con attendees 50/50 male to female

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Eventbrite Research: Younger con attendees 50/50 male to femalehttp://ift.tt/1sRU38r Tweet The following game as a press release from Eventbrite, but its groundbreaking nonetheless, as Eventbrite andRob Salkowtz haveteamed to get even more demographics about who is going to conventions and why. And you’ll note the magic 40/60 f/m attendee breakdown is present in congoers over 30 — […]

Splendid days — LIonsgate teams with Finnish developer Next Games

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Splendid days — LIonsgate teams with Finnish developer Next Gameshttp://ift.tt/1sRIwpw Tweet While news of this strategic partnership between Next Games and Lionsgate as part of the latter’s new gaming initiative sound great for all concerned money wise, all you need to know is that Next Games puts out Candy Crush Saga, Bubble Witch Saga 2, […]

Unassuming Barber Shop: Batman Country, Part One

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Unassuming Barber Shop: Batman Country, Part Onehttp://ift.tt/1dmwTyW Tweet Today is Batman Day. It is also Comic-Con week, meaning that local newscasts all over the country will end their broadcasts with “It’s Comic-Con week!” and proceed to show B-roll of cosplayers and grown men dressed like Doctor Who. But look closely at that footage. There in […]

SDCC 2014: Multiversity: Pax Romana #1 Cover Reveal

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by Alexander Jones This morning we got new artwork from Frank Quitely, which would be cause for celebration regardless of what it was. What it turned out to be, however, was a cover for November’s Multiversity issue entitled Multiversity: Pax Romana #1. This issue and cover are very important for a number of reasons–one being […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Tuesday: Preview of Preview Night

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SDCC 2014: Watchtower Tuesday: Preview of Preview Nighthttp://ift.tt/eA8V8J Tweet This is shaping up to be an epic San Diego, as the media blitz begins weeks before the actual Comic Carnival begins. Who will win the battle for Hall H?  Marvel Studios or DC Entertainment?  Marvel fired off the first salvo, announcing that Lucy Lawless will […]

SDCC ’14: IDW to publish Orphan Black comics

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Ever since we got to San Diego it’s been :orphan Black, Orphan Black, Orphan Black” because it’s amazing. And now IDW is getting in on the amazing with a comic series. NO creative team announced, but here’s a cover by Nick Runge. Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new […]

SDCC ’14 on the ground: 7 things I’ve learned about food, parties and fatigue

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1: Eating is important, but so is where you do it. So the hordes are here and people are going to need food. The Con’s official restaurant list went up a while ago and you can see all kinds of place to eat. However: if you’ve got a handful of actors, a couple of producers […]

Eventbrite Research: Younger con attendees 50/50 male to female

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The following game as a press release from Eventbrite, but its groundbreaking nonetheless, as Eventbrite andRob Salkowtz haveteamed to get even more demographics about who is going to conventions and why. And you’ll note the magic 40/60 f/m attendee breakdown is present in congoers over 30 — but among those younger its more like 50/50…proof of the […]

Splendid days — LIonsgate teams with Finnish developer Next Games

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While news of this strategic partnership between Next Games and Lionsgate as part of the latter’s new gaming initiative sound great for all concerned money wise, all you need to know is that Next Games puts out Candy Crush Saga, Bubble Witch Saga 2, Farm Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and many other addictive little games […]