SD Mayor about as tactful as a turd in a punchbowl

Pink Raygun has an anecdotal but interesting report on SD Mayor Jerry Sanders doing a local radio interview: As we drove east on Interstate 8 yesterday morning, we heard Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego say something nasty about Comicon attendees on Cantore in the Morning on 91X. While talking about the end of Comicon […]

LA Times on Friends of Lulu Awards

Sheigh Crabtree is there: Despite a grim convention room backdrop, Friends of Lulu organizers did what they could to personalize the scene. A cold lemonade dispenser and a bowl of cubed ice with tongs sat next to a covered table chock-a-block with frosted brownies, trays decorated with tiny purple flowers. The sweet nothings were a […]

Media moaning

We’ll be getting into this more when we write our big wrap-up, but the ironic lack of media access to panels at San Diego has gotten in just about everyone’s craw: Blog@Newsarama’s JK Parkin: 1) There should be a designated number of seats for media who are there to cover the con, so that they […]

SD07: Other thoughts, other voices

Here’s some of what the best pundits and favored Beat pals were saying about the Very Big show. Interestingly, while creator blogs contain many of the juiciest bits, it’s the mainstream coverage — obvious comics moles who are blogging for newspapers and maagzines — that provides the most balanced coverage. § Chris Butcher takes the […]

The Image Reunion panel on YouTube

Why wake up early when you know it will be on YouTube later! All seven Image Founders reunite for the first time EVER. [Link via Colleen.]

Writer attacked in San Diego

LA Times writer Geoff Boucher was assaulted on the streets of San Diego: I was walking alone to my hotel after late Saturday night interviews with Neal Adams and Darwyn Cook. I was also talking on my cell to Spencer Weiner, the photographer for The Times shooting Comic-Con. Spencer heard everything that happened next. I […]

PW con coverage

PW Comics Week con wrap ups: Douglas Wolk looks at thebig picture: If one word could describe this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, held July 25-29, it would be “enormous”: big books, big buzz, big business. This was, by all estimations, the biggest Con ever; Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all completely sold out, hotel […]

SD07: Video Blog #7 (or so) Steve Lieber

Yes we know the embed stills are particularly unflattering but what you gonna do? Okay now embed fixed…click on pic or here.

New Hulk not cute and cuddly like old Hulk

Oh, so THAT’S what happened

We’re about halfway through our first slam of SD07 reactions, and they are ALL OVER THE BOARD. Many of the things we’ve written here are being flatly contradicted here by people whose opinions you trust. Some people say sales were great; some say Saturday was a bust. Some say the Eisners the most fun ever; […]

Gaiman/Ross Yaoi kissing vid

SD07 Video Blog #6: Rosario Dawson

UpDATE: Sorry about all the WP/Firefox/DIVX issues. Click on the above pic or here to see the vid, and thanks to Ford Gilmore for setting it up.

ICv2 wraps up biggest con ever.

It was big! San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up on Sunday, after a blow-out success of a show that dwarfed all previous years in attendance, exhibitor expenditures, special events, and media coverage. Three days of the show, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, sold out, the first time the show has sold out any days in its entire […]

SDCC: Link Round-Up

A handy dandy one-stop shopping place for your SD linkage. CBR Index of Stories Newsarama Index of Stories IGN Index of Stories Heidi’s Mortal Enemy

SD07: Video Blog #5 – Charles Vess

Mispellings soon to be fixed. Also Firefox isn’t working nicely with these vids — apologies. click on pic or here for vid.

No one does comma separated headlines like the New York Times

In a Packed San Diego, Entertainment Worlds Collide: Much like the Cannes Film Festival — but with more at stake — Comic-Con has also begun to draw entertainment dealmakers, who have been trolling for meetings with comic artists and writers. Hollywood’s Endeavor talent agency, for instance, has at least eight agents attending, along with a […]