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

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TweetThe 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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TweetBy 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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TweetBy 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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TweetBy 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.

NYCC 10: BOOM! Studios — #2135

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BOOM! STUDIOS GUESTS INCLUDE:  Eisner & Harvey Award-nominated IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE’s Mark Waid DARKWING DUCK’s Ian Brill & James Silvani 28 DAYS LATER’s Michael Alan Nelson FARSCAPE & CARS: THE ADVENTURES OF TOW MATER’s Keith R.A. DeCandido

San Diego triumphs in the battle of the convention bureaus

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As announced last evening, CCI: San Diego’s board, despite intense wooing from other cities, has decided to keep Comic-Con in San Diego. The announcement has been met with generally universal relief thus far. Yes, we moan, we complain, but exchanging the city of San Diego’s mild temperatures and convenient layout for the bland boulevards of Anaheim or gang-infested alleys of Los Angeles wouldn’t have really been much of an improvement. It isn’t much of a surprise, really — things had been going this way for a while and it was very clear that the board wanted to stay in San Diego.

Charts of Note #2: Does Comic-Con KILL movie buzz?

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Has all the Comic-Con hype actually TURNED OFF some moviegoers? That’s what what a chart over at THR seems to show, Jay Fernandez reports:

Live Blogging the 2010 Eisner Awards

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TweetWe’re back! And we have had no dinner and nothing to eat, so this may be very, very rocky. The evening gala starts with the introduction of host Bill Morrison, who lets on that “Somewhere there is a very small area that sells comics; look for it, search it out, and find some of the […]

SD10: Digital comics now!

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Tweet by special Beat correspondent Bruce Lidl Late Thursday afternoon, as Comic-Con began to really hit its stride, as the shift from panel and show floor to party mode started to occur, the second annual “Digital Comics Now!” panel, hosted by Chip Mosher of BOOM! Studios got underway.  In some ways the panel is a […]

Del Rey update

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Tweet In the recent manga cutbacks, one company has remained conspicuous by their silence — Del Rey’s manga line, mostly licensed from Kodansha, has been quietly downsizing for months, with fewer and fewer titles coming out, and an increased emphasis on their home-made manga-like books, such as their Avatar graphic novels. In addition, it is […]