SDCC ’16: Hall H has shrunk back to its normal size now

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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’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 […]

Breaking: All the Marvel Now (2106) leaks and no more X-men?

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UPDATE: In the original version of this post, I made a joke about Dennis Barger being a suspect for the leak. IN this case he most certainly was not, as he did not get his books until Tuesday and we must look to a different bearded leaker. I apologize to Dennis for making an obvious […]

SDCC ’16: All the Wednesday and Thursday panels with Kieron Gillen, Luc Besson and everyone in between

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IT’S HERE. Time to lock down those schedules, people. Comic-Con has released the entire schedule for Wednesday and Thursday and we’ll have a sleection of highlights as soon as our mnd stops boggling. JULY 20 • WEDNESDAY 4:00pm –  6:00pm Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library Peter Carlson (Green […]

This Jim Woodring animated SPX poster is the trippiest thing you’ll see today

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Via the SPX tumblr, a reminder that once San Diego Comic-COn is over it’ll be straight to the fall show line-up including the annual Small Ppess Expo in Bethesda, the annual Camp Comics for the indie inclined. Visionary master Jim Woodring created this animated poster, and a 3D version will be available at the show. […]

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 […]

Paul Jenkins’ ALTERS may be the first mainstream superhero book with a transgender protagonist

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AfterShock Comics, announced with much fanfare last year, has been rolling out dozens of comics since December, but they’ve just announced the one that MAY be their breakout hit. At AwesomeCon I got to catch up with writer Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin) quite a bit, and he couldn’t stop talking about ALTERS, a book about […]

Column: A World Without Superman

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Years ago I found myself in Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the production team on a Dolph Lundgren movie I had written (in three days because that’s how the low-budget action kingdom works), kept around to do last-minute changes as is sometimes the case in filmmaking. Bulgaria was a remarkable place, a country with a much older history than America, a history you felt in the architecture, in the manner and the speech of people who had not forgotten the old ways.