“Comics are not literature” now online

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Via Colleen Coover the “Comics are not literature” panel from San Diego that was practically the only provocative one, as far as we can tell, is up. We haven’t listened yet, but it’s very high on our catch up list. Image of Douglas Wolk, Dan Nadel, and Sara Ryan stolen from Coover. Who just got […]

SD07: The final countdown

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This is it! The trilogy ends! SD07 Report III starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, Mike Myers, Tobey Maguire and Johnny Depp. Third time the charm! Third time bloated and off the track Third time not as good as it used to be. Third time looking old and fat. Friday night was another madhouse. There […]

Conquest of SD photos

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SUNDAY! And we’re outta here… Above, some times the wrong side of photos are the best.

Con talk back: David Glanzer responds

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San Diego Comic-Con spokesperson David Glanzer sent a response to my epic post yesterday. I’m happy to post the whole thing — I think it is very informative and some of it clarified some things I’d long wondered about. In fact on one very important point, it directly contradicts what I wrote yesterday — and […]

SD07: Showdown at Hall H

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Where was I? Thursday dawned bright and sunny. I blogged a bit and then sat down in a cafe for a healthy, nutritious breakfast with Laurenn McCubbin. It was to be my only vaguely healthy, nutritious breakfast for many days. As I walked to that most excellent breakfast place on Island, everyone else was heading […]

Are comics literature?

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Of all the panels at San Diego the one we most wanted to see podcast or transcribed or whatever was COMICS ARE NOT LITERATURE and now Newsarama has a report by Zack Smith, although two of the participants have already said it isn’t entirely accurate. Dammit, we should have been there. Wolk criticized comics written […]

Battle for SD07 Photos

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Just a few more…we’ve made it all the way to Saturday and we’re still alive! Here are two of the many Blade Runner characters running around the show. Apparently they were hired by WB home video to promote the new DVD set which we are getting the second it comes out.

Revenge of the SD photos

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Yet more very late photos. This was …. Friday? Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray sign THE HILLS HAVE EYES: THE BEGINNING at the Fox Atomic booth.

SD07: Where dreams come true

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From the moment I walked into the convention center I knew I was outmoded, outmatched, outclassed. Although I had always mocked the idea of a Blackberry (working on the web, the idea of being web free is like the idea of having some time off) as I found myself pinned down under attack by an […]

Some more San Diego piccies

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Pathetically late, we know, but we earned that vacation. Above, Charles Vess and one of his gorgeous sculptures. More in the jump.

Hear the Beat wrap-up San Diego

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Who needs spending hours and hours writing deep thought when you can just blab? Cinematical’s James Rocchi interviews the Beat about movies, comics and comic-book movies.

SD07: Videoblog #8 — Farewell

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Our final haggard and dazed video is up. . You can see all of Stage6’s excellent Comic-Con coverage here. including some very funny stuff from Mike Nelson of MST3K fame.

One more link

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Even snooty NYT film Critic Manohla Dargis liked Comic-Con: I thought a lot about that high school girl while I wandered around Comic-Con, which, despite the crushing crowds (more than 120,000 attendees) and the hard-sell commercialism, I found unexpectedly moving. Like many early adopters who get in on a movement or trend before the rest […]

Stan Sakai on how the pros survive San Diego

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At his 29th San Diego, Stan shows how the pros do it: It took just a few minutes to walk to the Convention Center, and we set up our booth. We lunched at The Tin Fish across the street. It was not very crowded, but that will change by tomorrow. We walked over to Ralph’s […]

Spartans at Petco Park

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Our most favorite blog of all

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Diespite her hanging with the stars, Whitney has the right perspective: It’s a shame Hollywood dominates the post-Comic-Con headlines, because there are so many more things going on than blockbusters and new TV shows. For one thing, this annual event is a gathering of some of the world’s greatest storytellers, and, if you know where […]