The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 5: Chuck Palahniuk

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Live from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part five of More To Come’s San Diego Comic-Con special podcast, Calvin Reid interviews award-winning author Chuck Palahniuk about his decision to write the […]

The SDCC Talk Back: Return to Onsite Sales, and More Disability Resources

President of the Comic-Con board of directors, John Rogers, returns for the Talk Back.

By: Nick Eskey Signifying the end of the four day odyssey that is SDCC is the Comic-Con Talk Back with John Rogers (president of the Comic-Con board of directors). As it normally does, the room has a line that runs the length of the room all the way to the back, and then some. The […]

The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 2: Don Rosa, Eleanor Davis, Lucy Knisley & Archie Comics

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Live from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part two of More To Come’s San Diego Comic-Con special, Calvin Reid talks to Don Rosa about Scrooge McDuck, European fans and Carl Barks; […]

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: Dynamite Nabs Will Eisner’s The Spirit

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by Brandon Schatz One day before the madness of this year’s San Diego Comic Con officially begins, Dynamite has announced their future intentions for Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Most recently, the character has been a tangental part of the DC Comics line, starting with a ongoing originally helmed by Darwyn Cooke in 2006, before moving the […]

SDCC ’14: Beyond the Convention Center

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by Hannah Lodge For some, the real glamour of San Diego Comic Con lies beyond the confines of the convention center. For four days, the Gaslamp quarter is transformed into an outdoor festival, with parties, guest appearances, live music, free food, and entertainment happening in parallel of the announcements and panels held behind closed doors. […]

What’s up with that San Diego Convention Center expansion anyway?

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The long planned expansion of the San Diego Convention Center—an expansion crucial to keeping the Comic-Con there—is still moving along, as this video explains. (Thanks for not letting me embed it, Yahoo.) Basically there was another press conference where all the local players, including the acting mayor (the creepy sex harassin’ mayor having resigned a […]

SDCC 12: Comic-Con is spreading like the zombie apocalypse

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It’s a sign of the length of the Comic-Con Recovery Process that even though I thought I could wrap this all up on Tuesday, it’s taken me another four days and many many packets of Vietnamese Instant Coffee (Cà Phê Hòa Tan) to have the energy to write my thoughts. If you don’t want to read them you can listen to much the same thing in the PW Comics World More to Come podcast. While I’m pretty sure everyone has purged the week of July 11-15th from their mind entirely —and I just about have forgotten it all myself—for the sake of completeness, here’s what I thought and observed and smelled and saw and heard:

SDCC 12: Making a Living in Manga

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By Alexander Añé The Making a Living in Manga panel featured Adam Warren, Becky Cloonan, Fred Gallagher, Audra Furuichi, Christopher Butcher, JuYoun Lee, Erik Ko, and moderator Deb Aoki. This was a very diverse panel, hosting a good lineup of professionals and publishers including a journalist devoted to writing about the manga industry. From there […]

SDCC: Bleeding Alliance of Beat Reporters

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By Alexander Ané For those who don’t know, the Bleeding Alliance of Beat Reporters is four of the biggest names in comic book journalism in one panel held during Thursday evening of San Diego Comic-Con and moderated by another big name in comics journalism, Douglas Wolk. Andy Khouri of Comics Alliance, Rich Johnston of Bleeding […]

SDCC: Kickstarter Changes Comics

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By Alexander Añé Saturday afternoon Jimmy Palmiotti introduced the panelists, Cindy Au, Vijaya Iver, and Batton Lash, for Kickstarter Changes Comics. Paul Levitz was originally to introduce the panel but he was not in attendance and so Jimmy carried the show more than well enough. The premise for the panel is to help instruct potential […]

SDCC 12: The Girl with the Donut Tattoo gives food recommendations

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SDCC 12: The great breakfast burrito quest….SOLVED

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Well so much for our J.D. Salinger moment.This being the internet and all, not 30 minutes after I’d posted my mystery of the great 2011 Comic-Con Food Truck Burrito, someone on twitter had identified the truck and posted a picture of a half eaten lunch.

SDCC 12: Oops! Mini NerdHQ Comic-Con runs into mini Comic-Con server melt

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Only this morning we were congratulating actor/entrepreneur Zachary Levi for setting up Nerd HQ, a Comic-Con offsite that’s essentially a mini comic-con in itself with panels and signings with major nerdlebrities — with proceeds to go to charity.

Well, it turns out that running even a mini-comi-con gives you major comic-con sized problems: when tickets for the event went on sales this morning, it resulted in complete server meltdown. Here’s a bit of the increasingly desperate tweet trail:

San Diego Teasers: Marvel Promise War

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In the run-up to San Diego 2012, Marvel have released two teasers for an upcoming story called ‘War’

Vukojevich repanels Bell Comicumentary

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Repaneled is a newish blog that recreates classic comics panels in new art styles. Up today:
Anthony Vukojevich’s reimagination of a key panel from Gabrielle Bell’s San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary.