#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: Hall H has shrunk back to its normal size now


While Hall H is the ultimate Valhalla of nerd lore, it isn’t quite what it used to be. Checking out the schedule this year reveals that the studio pullout is pretty complete, with only Marvel and Warner Bros. duking it out old school with full presentations:   JULY 21 • THURSDAY  10:00am –  11:30am 1Dreamworks Animation […]

SDCC ’15: Talk Back Panel – Continuous Hall H and ADA Line Issues


By Nick Eskey San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone. As in every year, to officially close convention, we are gathered before John Rogers, Comic-Con International President, for the ever so important “Talk Back” panel. It is here that attendees can voice their concerns, suggestions, or applause this year’s convention, so that John can hear […]

SDCC ’15: And the Winner of Comic-Con is…

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Every year, people wonder about Hall H, the largest panel room at Comic-Con International in San Diego. With 6000+ seats, it’s the Hajarul Aswad of the Nerd hajj. After enduring online queues and lotteries for con badges, hotels, and parking lots, the most faithful then endure sunburn, hypothermia, rats, and cockroaches as they wait in line […]

SDCC ’15: “At Least a Hundred” People Cut Into the Hall H Line through Handicap Entrance


Apparently there’s a weak spot in the fortress that is the line for Hall H tickets at SDCC.  Twitter user @Dre222 snapped a pic of this open area: @HallHLine @Comic_Con here’s a pic of the problem spot pic.twitter.com/vCHQOTcQfZ — dre222 (@dre222) July 9, 2015 In theory, this location acts as a re-entry point into the […]

SDCC ’15: Stop the presses!! WB confirms Batman v Superman will be in Hall H! UPDATED w/ new pictures


We already knew that Warner Bros. had a big presentation lined up for Saturday mid-morning at SDCC, and outside of the Star Wars showstopper on Friday, it’s the other “biggest ticket” of the weekend. It was safe to assume that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was going to be the center-piece of that showcase, […]

Inside Comic-Con’s offices and their million dollar war chest


The people who work at Comic-Con International, the non-profit organization that put on next week’s extravaganza, keep a pretty low public profile—SDCC president John Rogers (who now works full time for CCI) and executive director Fae Desmond hardly ever do interviews. (This 2010 chat with Rogers is the only one I ever remember seeing) but […]

SDCC ’15: Comic-Con is staying in San Diego! Plus next year’s dates and this year’s wristbands


Life as we know it is going back to normal next year as the dates for SDCC ’16 have been revealed and it’s back to the normal third week dates of July 21-14. Thank god. None of this post Fourth of July hell. In even better news that will shock everyone, it looks like Con […]

SDCC’15: Star Wars will indeed be in Hall H this year


Here’s a bit of a shock; given that Marvel Studios (the feature film division anyway) reportedly won’t have a presence at San Diego Comic Con this year, you figure it’d be safe to assume that LucasFilm/Disney would save Star Wars for D23 as well. You know what they say about assuming… Lucasfilm announced today that […]