Yet another carnival! This one, as we understand it, is set up next to the Gaslamp Hilton in that area where the Scott Pilgrim Experience once stood. It’s a video game arcade set up by ShiftyLook. Details below, but the pr notes that the Shifty Look panel will feature Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub and an announcement so…add it up.
Facilitated by NAMCO Entertainment Inc. of Chicago, the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade boasts Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug and over a dozen other arcade games. Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quater’s beautifully spacious terrace, the arcade will open at 12:00PM daily and close at 6:00PM on Thursday, 10:00PM on Friday and Saturday, and 8:00PM on Sunday.
Kicking-off the convention on Thursday night will be ShiftyLook Presents the Most Retro Comic-Con Party (Ever!), taking over the arcade and entire terrace of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, with ShiftyLook partners, press and comic creators present for a night of festivities. Although not open to the public, fans can follow along via the official Google+ Events On Air page: http://goo.gl/i6TZ9 for constant photos and video throughout the evening.
Special events will occur at the ShiftyLook Stage all weekend. Visit shiftylook.com or its social media outlets for the complete stage schedule prior to the convention. Fans can share photos of the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade and/or stage at the official Google+ Events page: http://goo.gl/OPAoB for constant photos and video throughout the weekend.
• Among nerdlebrities, Zackary Levi, formerly of Chuck has got to be one of the savviest where Comic-Con is concerned. He’s set up his own mini-convention called NerdHQ, with a ton of celebrity signings — from Dolph Lundgren to Stan Lee. And you have to buy a separate ticket for them all. Genius. As near as we can make out, it’s right next door to Tr!ckster, so the nerdlebrities better keep it down.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.