This may sound peripheral to the whole “expand the SD convention center” saga, but the problems with the Chargers aging Qualcomm Stadium (built in 1967) is very much in the mix as far as local politics go. The Chargers have been begging for a new stadium for ages—apparently the one they’ve got is so old it doesn’t even serve artisanal hot dogs.
There is apparently a grassroots petition campaign underway in San Diego, where concerned citizens hope to get a ballot initiative that will keep Comic-Con in San Diego. In front of many stores, voters are being asked to sign petitions in support of an initiative that “could save Comic-Con” or “help build a downtown stadium.” […]
Matthew Pocci, a Comic-Con volunteer who ran over a woman during the 2014 SDCC ZombieWalk was found guilty yesterday and now faced up to three years in prison. The jury deliberated only a day to reach its verdict. Pocci, who is deaf, was leaving the convention center and become caught in a crush of people […]
The ongoing legal battle over the trademark of the term “comic-con” between The San Diego Comic-Con (or to give it it’s official name: Comic-Con International: San Diego) and the Salt Lake Comic Con flared up a bit yesterday when the SLC group claimed a win by being granted a trademark:
By Nick Eskey One of the happy-highlights of San Diego Comic-Con is when DC Comics co-publisher, writer, and artist Jim Lee just sits down and draws. Well he doesn’t just draw. The talented artist also has the chops to be a regular comedian. Every year on Sunday, his “Drawing with Jim Lee” is a highlight […]
By Nick Eskey In what can only be considered a bold marketing move, KFC is making their presence known at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The campaign is in large geared towards infusing humor to the already established brand, featuring plugs in popular media and visuals in public settings. It officially kicked off in May […]