SDCC ’14: Hall H shocker! No lines!

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TweetRT @GeekSideShowing: @SD_Comic_Con @HallHLine is none existent pic.twitter.com/z6PdRyEPUC #HallH #SDCC — SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) July 25, 2014 Whaaaaaaaaaat? Was it just a slow day in Hall H? Or were we more right than we even knew about this being the year things didn’t get crazier? Did the new wristband system—and the ban on tents, […]

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Kneel before your god(zilla)

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Really top-notch Bee and Puppycat cosplay by @microcake !

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat

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SDCC ’14: Comixology announces DRM-free backups for Image, Top Shelf, Dynamite, Monkeybran, Thrillbent

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TweetWith a line up of publishers yet unknown, Comixology has announced that from now on publishers will be able to choose a DRM-free option for their comics downloads. It’s both an acknowledgement of the reality of technology and a pretty forward facing move for a company that faces some skepticism since being acquired by Amazon. […]

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Sin City in the morning. Smells like whiskey to me. #sdcc #sdcc2014 #comicsbeat

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SDCC ’14: The year things didn’t get bigger

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Tweet Although it’s still overwhelming and nuts, there is a genera sense among the exhibitors, cab drivers and con vets that the massive show biz whirlwind has, if not contracted, at least stayed the same this year at Comic-Con. From conversations with many insiders and observing some of the Preview Night behavior, it seemed that […]

SDCC ’14: Madefire goes Android in “massive push”

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Tweet Madefire is on the move with their technology enabling more “motion books” comics, with news of a launch on Android a new store and more. Madefire is making a massive push to scale its cutting-edge digital comics publishing platform today by launching on Android at San Diego Comic Con. Madefire Motion Books that uniquely combine images, sound […]

SDCC ’14: IDW to publish Orphan Black comics

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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 sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a […]

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

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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 place to eat. However: if you’ve got a handful of actors, a couple of […]

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

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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 — but among those younger its more like 50/50…proof of […]

Splendid days — LIonsgate teams with Finnish developer Next Games

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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, Farm Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and many other addictive little […]

SDCC 2014: Day -1 — a peak at the floor and The Year of Guardians

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TweetI kind of had an inkling that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the big thing at Comic-Con 2014, and after looking on the floor for a few minutes…I was right. If it isn’t the Lego Rocket and Groot, it’s dioramas or the spaceship (Owl ship?) in the Marvel booth. The Marvel booth is very […]

SDCC 2014: The Beat Picks Showbiz Panels You Can Go To Without Ruining Comic-Con

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Tweet Not everything showbiz related at Comic-Con is innately douchey. There are even some panels that sound downright FASCINATING. Like these. But get there early. Also check out my PW story on the top COMICS panels of the show. THURSDAY 10:30am –  11:30am Legends of TV Land Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Get up close […]

SDCC 2014: The Beat picks the most offbeat panels at Comic-Con

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Tweet We know Comic-Con is a crowded, tumultuous place, with a noise level akin to being sucked through a jet engine and a similar toll on the body. But perhaps there are a few peaceful eddies and tranquil pools where you may find a moment to relax…and learn something. We’re not saying the following panels […]

SDCC ’14: Where to find the Beat and PW at Comic-Con

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Tweet While I’m nowhere near Mark Evanier levels yet, I do have FIVE panels at this year’s Comic-Con, and my Publishers Weekly compatriot has three. It’s a record for both of us! Will I even have a voice left  by the time Sunday with it’s back to back show enders rolls around? I hope so! Because all the amazing […]