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

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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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Denver Comic Con draws about 114,900 people

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In keeping with the exponential announced attendance of various “fourth biggest comic-cons” in the US, this weekend’s Denver Comic Con announced a preliminary attendance of 114,900 people. This is above the predicted, record setting attendance of more than 100,000. According to the Denver Post 35,000 people attended on Friday alone and Saturday was a sellout. […]

NYCC partners with Europe’s First Look Festival and Blammo Events

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New York Comic Con, already one of the world’s biggest pop culture events, is expanding its reach via a deal with Blammo Events, a European gaming media company with. perhaps, the best name of all times. Select NYCC panel will be livestreamed to the Firstlook Festival, a Dutch gaming-focused event being held October 7-9 – […]

HeroesCon starts tomorrow…but you can help support equality tonight

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A lot of lucky comics folks are headed to Charlotte, NC for HeroesCon which kicks off tomorrow with its usual stellar guest list, informative programming and unmatched hospitality. Unfortunately due to political machinations beyond HeroesCon’s control — or the control of the many good folks who live in NC including a bunch of my family […]

UPDATED: Phoenix Comicon draws 106,096 people…or 216,219, depending on how you’re counting.

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Another weekend, another record setting comic con. In this case it was Conpalooza Weekend (June 3-5) which saw five major cons across the US alone. Phoenix Comicon, a fast rising “fourth biggest convention” may very well be the fourth biggest if these numbers are correct, as organizer Matt Solberg announced this year they had record […]