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 […]

#SDCC2014: First look at signage

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Tweet@Ballroom20Line the tents are up. The calm before the storm pic.twitter.com/vq4ZL2Uxrm — Big Ahi (@Bigahi) July 21, 2014 Hall D line-up area #SDCC pic.twitter.com/LDoVTemSjl — Shawn Marshall (@The_Con_Fluence) July 21, 2014 #LawnCon has been changed to a formal event. Please remember business casual minimum for #Gotham zipline #SDCC pic.twitter.com/yFr3ZZtt7F — Shawn Marshall (@The_Con_Fluence) July 21, […]

SDCC 2014: Here’s the Actual Guest List

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TweetWhile we know every TV star will be at San Diego, and rafts of cartoonists, do you know who the actual GUESTS are? Here’s a compressed list. It’s a pretty impressive list; all special guests get their own spotlight panels and we urge you to check them out if you’re going to Comic-Con…these are often […]

SDCC 2014: Random House signings with Pahlaniuk, Carroll, O’Malley, Gabaldon, GRRM and more

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Tweet Some of the biggest stars at Comic-Con aren’t even on the CW. These stars write these book things, and you may want to see them or get them to sign your all time favorite book. At various times at the Random House/Ballantine/Del Rey booth you’ll find George R.R. Martin, Diane Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Robin […]

Ask Kevin Feige, James Gunn, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista you Guardians question live on Tumblr

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Tweet It’s almost all over but the shouting and the premiere as Guardians of the Galaxy opens a week from Friday. In the meantime you can ask Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige your own burning questions via a Yahoo Tumblr Q&A tomorrow, July 22nd at 7:00 […]

IDW and Comics Experience team for new line

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Tweet More comics! More properties! More to read! IDW has just packed with Comics Experience, LLC, the online comics school run by former IDW editor Andy Schmidt to publish a line of mini-series by new talent. According to PR, the material will be “creator owned.” IDW editor Bobby Curnow will also work on the project. […]

SDCC 2014: Lion Forge gets into print with IDW and kids comics with Care Bears

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St. Louis based Lion Forge Comics has been around for a couple of years with a lot of ambitious plans, some well known licenses and a line of here-to-fore digital comics. But recently they announced they are getting into print, with IDW picking up their Air Wolf and Knight Rider comics. They’ll also publish a print version of a comic inspired by MMA fighter Quentin “Rampage”Jackson called Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier. That should be PLENTY wacky. More Lion Forge titles are impending from IDW, possibly including such classic licensed fear as Miami Vice, and Punky Bewster.

Gail Simone heads up THE WOMEN OF DYNAMITE

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Tweet Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and Vampirella are teaming up…but not in the same story unless we’re rely lucky. They’ll be the stars of The Women of Dynamite, an ongoing anthology series being written by Gail Simone. Because Gail likes writing the ladies, and the ladies like Gail writing them. It’s called an “event” series,. […]

Marvel plans to keep you going to the cineplex right into 2019, and here are the dates

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Tweet Marvel just released a list of release dates for their future films…without any actual film names. I guess it just proves they are so planning stuff. Here’s the announced line-up and the five mystery slots: Guardians of the Galaxy — Aug. 1, 2014 Avengers: Age of Ultron — May 1, 2015 Ant-Man –July 17, […]

SDCC 2014: The One Indispensible Piece of Advice You Must Know To Survive Comic-Con!

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Tweet Do not ever plan to get some last minute task done at this show, like making a slideshow for your panel or finishing your mini-comic! You just won’t do it! Trust me on this. In the olden days I sat in the hall making Keynote presentations and ran to Kinkos to make flyers…no more. […]

SDCC 2014: LImited Number of Image Expo tickets available at noon PDT

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Tweet But hurry: They are very limited. Based on the signing schedule I just posted, there will be some BIG surprises at Image Expo. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for fans who are attending San Diego Comic-Con starting tomorrow, July 18th at 12:00 PDT at http://bit.ly/ImageExpoSDCC. These tickets are first-come-first serve […]