By Daniel Lodge Sigmund and the Sea Monsters began in 1973 as a Saturday morning children’s television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. It was a live-action show that centered on two brothers who discover a friendly young monster named Sigmund and his brothers Slurp and Burp, brought to life by costumed actors. The […]
The activations at this year’s SDCC have become more story-focused than ever, and when you’re immersed in a story from FX’s Legion, you can imagine you’re in for a pretty trippy experience. Located on the lawn of the Hilton Bayfront, the Legion Mixed Reality Experience uses HoloLens, a headset developed by Microsoft that allows for augmented reality to overlay graphics and sound on your physical environment.
Walking around aimlessly on any comic convention floor inevitably leads to many surprises. Booths are set up for maximum eye-catching—gimmickry abounds!—attempting to lure attendees and wanderers alike to partake the wares at hand. This method is not new by any means, but it is effective. I felt the pull when I randomly found the booth […]
If you’ve been following AMC’s Preacher, you’ve probably noticed that the show – up until now – was largely covering ground that seemed to take place before the comic. Speaking at San Diego Comic Con today, producer Seth Rogen confirmed that while season one was largely a prequel to the source material, future seasons would be delving into the comic’s content, albeit possibly taking different paths to get there.
Marvel Studios and Netflix had a roller coaster panel at SDCC, beginning with footage from The Punisher and capping off the day in Hall H with a surprise screening of Marvel’s The Defenders, which will be released on Netflix August 18.
When Battlestar Galactica launched in 2004 on SyFy, it defined the concept of “binge-watching” television for millions of Americans (to the point that the concept was parodied in a sketch on Portlandia). But producers Ron Moore and David Eick, who were on-hand for the Battlestar Galactica reunion panel at San Diego Comic Con, aren’t sure the show would have thrived in the same way in newer streaming models that encourage binge-watching.
Escape rooms are pretty trendy right now, so it makes to see one pop at SDCC off-site events this year – the room, presented by Alcon Television Group and themed to SyFy’s series The Expanse, pits two teams (between 4-5 people on a team) against one another in a race to escape a failing ship. The event is located at 450 2nd Avenue and is open from 10 AM to 7 PM Thursday and Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM Saturday, and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday.
There’s no shortage of off-site events at SDCC this year, and USA’s Mr. Robot is back on the ground with a new concept. At a makeshift E Corp bank located at 327 4th Avenue, fans can open an “account” with E Corp, loaded with 20 Ecoin cryptocurrency. The event is open from 11 AM – 7 PM through Saturday and then from 11-4 PM Sunday.
It’s a surreal feeling talking with voice actors and the people who’ve created your favorite animated shows. On one level, they are consummate professionals who dedicate their lives to the work and craft before them. So, when they do interviews, like the round table interviews at Comic Con, it’s merely a transactional experience: promoting a […]