We’ve received an official statement on the changed plans for the roll-out of the new Morgan Spurlock Comic-Con documentary:
Repaneled is a newish blog that recreates classic comics panels in new art styles. Up today:
Anthony Vukojevich’s reimagination of a key panel from Gabrielle Bell’s San Diego Comic-Con Comicumentary.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 CARTOON NETWORK: Firebreather Exclusive Screening and Panel 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. jgLocation: 1A08 Talent: Phil Hester (co-executive producer), Andy Kuhn (co-executive producer), Peter Chung (writer/ director) Fans will get the first look at Cartoon Network’s original CGI movie, Firebreather, with an exclusive screening! … Robot Chicken Signing Location: Room 1C02 Talent: Seth Green, Matt Senreich MAD Signing at the DC Comics booth #2243 Childrens Hospital Signing Location: Show Floor – Autograph Alley Talent: Rob Corddry, Jon Stern, Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes, Lake Saturday, October 9 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. 2:00–3:00 p.m. 3:45 — 4:45 p.m.
As announced last evening, CCI: San Diego’s board, despite intense wooing from other cities, has decided to keep Comic-Con in San Diego. The announcement has been met with generally universal relief thus far. Yes, we moan, we complain, but exchanging the city of San Diego’s mild temperatures and convenient layout for the bland boulevards of Anaheim or gang-infested alleys of Los Angeles wouldn’t have really been much of an improvement. It isn’t much of a surprise, really — things had been going this way for a while and it was very clear that the board wanted to stay in San Diego.
It’s official, via a press release. After long, complex negotiations that involved serious offers from Los Angeles and Anaheim, Comic-Con International: San Diego has just announced they will stay in the city they are named for.
With the Con’s contract with the convention center expiring in 2012, and the facilities MAXED out for space, everyone has been wondering if the con would move to a different city that offered more perks, The city of San Diego has been seen as indifferent to the biggest civilian convention of the year, although that has changed in the last couple of years.
Wow, shit gets very, very personal in this installment.
The New York Times has a story on how Comic-Con has become a venue to market to — gasp! — girls with lots of info on various toy and clothing lines, including gymnast Nastia Liukin’s Supergirl line of clothing.
Has all the Comic-Con hype actually TURNED OFF some moviegoers? That’s what what a chart over at THR seems to show, Jay Fernandez reports:
Lesson #1 of San Diego Comic-Con 2010: You can’t live on breakfast from the Embassy Suites.
Or if you do, you will pay a fightful price.
It was Thursday morning at Comic-Con, the morning after Preview night and the day when things blast into high gear with a roar of thunders and a crack of ozone. It was my second morning at the Embassy Suites, the “family hotel” of the Inner Circle. With a free breakfast buffet and “manager’s receptions”—aka FREE BOOZE—every evening, not to mention giant suites that sleep 6 comfortably, the Embassy Suites is the best bargain at the con for those, like this year’s Beat, on a budget.
By Shannon O’Leary, Entertainment Editor<P>
Last week I said I’d turn in a late True Blood Recap after I got back from Comic Con. Last week I hadn’t actually gone to Comic Con yet. Going to Comic Con this year was not unlike attending The Fall of Saigon. It was a crowded combat zone littered with hundreds of thousands of nerds elbowing each other out of the way so they could get their pop culture freak on until one of them got stabbed in the face with a pen! <P>
I’m not saying it wasn’t fun. I had a blast! But after all that madness, chaos and immersive viral marketing I just don’t have it in me to properly recap the sixth episode of Season Three: I Got A Right To Sing The Blues. Sorry to not live up to my commitments to you, the fang faithful, but I’ve been to war and back and I’m going to save my recapping jujitsu for episode seven on Sunday. What I can do now is tell you a little war story.<P>