SDCC 2014: Image Comics’ San Diego Comic Con Exclusives

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TweetA limited number of exclusives to be available at San Diego Comic-Con Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of San Diego Comic-Con, Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday, July 27, with many of the creators on-hand for signings throughout the convention.  […]

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: Not Too Late to Pack This Gear for a Smooth SDCC

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TweetBy Victor Van Scoit San Diego Comic Con week is upon us and the anxiety is growing. Perhaps you’re already frantic with how behind you are in panel planning no matter how many times you said last year, “Next year will be different!”. It’s easy to get lost managing panel plans, RSVP party invites, and […]

Clallam Bay Comicon 2014: Comics and Camping on the Olympic Peninsula

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TweetFor the third year in a row, Donna Barr, creator of the Desert Peach and local activist, hosted the Clallam Bay Comicon in her local town of Clallam Bay, Washington, July 13-14. How difficult is it to stage a show in a town of 363? 

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 […]

Evil Ernie Returns to His Own Series

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TweetEvil Ernie, last seen in Dynamite’s Chaos! mini-series, will be returning in his own series.  Ernie was one of the mainstays of the ’90s Chaos comics line and a pretty hot property back before the independent publishers started to consolidate in the late 90s. The team on Evil Ernie will be Tim Seeley (Chaos!, Revival, Hack/Slash, […]

Quentin Tarantino Talking Django/Zorro at SDCC

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TweetYou probably already heard, but Quentin Tarantino is co-plotting a Django (Unchained)/Zorro cross-over with Matt Wagner.  If you’ve seen his movies, you’ll find plenty of comics references in him, so it should be no surprise to you Tarantino is into the medium.  He’ll be on Dynamite’s panel at the San Diego Comicon on (Sunday) July […]

SDCC 2014: EGADS! Wristbands for Hall H’s First Panel of the Day!

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Tweet Hall H camping at Comic-Con became a huge thing over the last five years or so, with thousands lined up all night, and for years people have been saying “Why don’t they give out tickets?” And finally, something like that is happening:Wristbands will be given out for the first Hall H panel of the […]

SDCC 2014: Welcome to Hell Week! And what could make it more hellish?

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Tweet It’s what I like to call Hell Week, boys and girls, the week before San Diego Comic-Con when every single thing has to get done, including all those things you thought of in January but put off saying, “I’ll get it done before July!” and now it’s July and you didn’t get it done. […]

Ultimate when a con is crap: DashCon 2014 solicited people for money to pay the hotel bill while the con was running

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This will almost certainly be the ultimate Con Disaster story for our times, as least for a year or so. DashCon held over the weekend in Schaumberg, IL, was a first year show aimed at Tumblr culture, planned as a meet-up for Tumblr users and such favorites as Welcome to Night Vale, a transmedia podcast that is sort of a Lake Woebegone for Tumblr-ites, Baker Street Babes, cartoonists such as Noelle Stevenson and…Doug Jones? You know the guy who was in Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth.

When a con is crap part one: London Film and Comic Con was crowded

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Tweet As we’ve been reporting, as comic-cons become bigger and bigger business, more and more under qualified con-runners are getting into the biz, easing to more and more unsatisfactory convention experiences. This weekend’s London Film and Comic Con was a thrill for many, of the “Ohmigod I got my photo with Stan Lee!’ variety. But […]

SDCC 2014: All the Sunday Programming…when you will be very very tired

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Tweet From kids to Kirby…even on the SLOW day of con there are over 100 panels. Ballroom 20 will b shut down but Hall H will be chugging along and we have the fourth to last panel of the whole show! But where’s con talkback?     10:00am –  11:00am   CCAS Sunday Devotional & Christian Comics Panel […]

SDCC ’14: Legends: The first thing you see when you land in San Diego will be Sean Bean

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Tweet So far this year’s San Diego has been sounding pretty routine—no radical new venues or marketing efforts. But that was with 12 days to go. TNT just kicked it up a notch with the first ever AIRPORT takeover, this time for LEGENDS, a new spy show starring Sean Bean, Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut and […]

SDCC 2014: ALL the Thursday Programming

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From Betty White to Scott McCloud. I counted 216 programs here. And they’ve expanded to the Marriott and….the Horton Grand Theater. Make sure to grab a toasted cheese sandwich while you’re there.

Most of the big movie announcements are still on ice, but some amazing comics folks, including McCloud, Gene Luen Yang, Eleanor Davis, a spotlight on Bill Finger and MORE MORE MORE. Can you feel the feels?

Number crunching shows female con attendees growing at rate of 62% at NYCC

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Tweet Using numbers from this (itself very interesting) ReedPOP media kit, Janelle Asselin ran numbers on New York Comic-Con demographics, with an eye to growth by gender. The result: Men 2010: 65% of 96,000 total = 62,400 men 2013: 59% of 133,000 total = 78,470 men 16,070 more men in 3 years 26% growth rate […]

SDCC 2014: How to line up for Hall H

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Tweet Yes it’s that time, people as this site and all remotely connected to pop culture begin to be obsessed with nothing but Comic-Con, the glitz, the glamour, the gallons of coffee we’ll need to get through it all. ONe of the best places for information on how to go and what to do is […]