#SDCC ’16 Talk Back Panel: CCI President John Rogers Talks ADA, Security, and Expensive Wifi


By: Nicholas Eskey As per every year, almost like tradition, one of the last panels of the day for San Diego Comic-Con is the Talk Back Panel. And always seated front and center is the president of Comic-Con International, John Rogers. The importance of this panel is that it is the chance for attendees, exhibitors […]

#SDCC ’16 Courage and Openness for LGBT in Comics

Left to right: Joshua Yehl, James Tynion, Steve Orlando, Kristen Ankara, Noelle Stevenson, and Brett White.

By: Nicholasville Eskey Predominate over this last decade, there have been great discussion, controversy, and positive changes in the LGBT community. It is sad that such advancements for those that identify as queer has taken so long, such as being recognized as legally eligible for marriage rights and benefits. As a gay man, this topic […]

​#SDCC San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Hasbro Brings the Toys and Food (Just Not the Chairs)


By: Nicholas Eskey Hasbro Entertainment, the fine purveyor and partner to franchises like; Transformers, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Nerf, and Magic the Gathering, has continuously been growing and developing their branding. So loved are their toys that there’s always a run on something deemed even remotely collectible. I along with the other press […]

SDCC 2016: DC Collectibles Round-Up – The Rise of the Wonder Woman!


By Nicholas Eskey I didn’t need to attend this year’s DC Collectibles’ Press Room to know that this is an exciting year for both DC Entertainment and DC Collectibles. I did attend, though, so I could get up close with some live merchandise (and free food of course). Though the jury is still out critically […]

#sdcc SDCC’16: Tips From a Local – “Where to Go to Decompress”

Pacific Beach and Crystal Pier

By: Nicholas Eskey Much of San Diego Comic-Con will be a tiring blur once you reach Sunday. Technically the last day of the convention, many of people are already tired of the crowds, greasy foods, and all the running between sales booths and panels. It’s for this reason that Sunday is deemed family day, as […]

#sdcc SDCC’16: Tips From a Local – “Avoiding the Con Cruds”


By: Nicholas Eskey One of the hardships that comes with travel is catching an illness. It happens. New surroundings, a climate unlike that of your home town, different air quality, and even stress of travel that might affect your health. If you take into account the tight quarters that a popular convention entails, mixed with […]

Downtown San Diego: Is it ready for Comic-Con 2016?


By: Nicholas Eskey Typically, around this time each year downtown San Diego is well underway in a temporary face lift for our very own Comic-Con International. As one of the largest comic and popular media conventions in the world, Comic-Con International has long outgrown the confines of the Downtown Convention Center and has been steadily […]

SDCC’16: Tips from a Local – Getting Gear Ready for the Convention

Gear 2.0

By: Nicholas Eskey Attending conventions can be the highlight of anyone’s year. They allow fans to share their fandom with other likeminded individuals, purchase rare and exotic collectibles, explore new destinations, get the latest news from industry people, meet their favorite actors or artists, and maybe show off their elaborate cosplay creations. However, attending conventions […]

Downtown San Diego’s expansion of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina; Impact on Comic-Con International and more

Left to right: Marshall Merrifield, Tuni Kyi, and Mayor Kevin Faulconer

By Nicholas Eskey As the world’s largest comic convention, one that celebrates all forms of popular culture in film, television, video games and of course print, San Diego Comic-Con is also well known also for its grand physical scale. You’d be hard pressed to find a corner of downtown that isn’t affected by it. This […]