SDCC’16: Watchtower Roundup: Slouching Towards Gomorrah, We Stop and Pick Up Swag

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Okay… we’re straightening up here at the Undisclosed Location in Brooklyn (where I spent the weekend dog/house sitting… mmmm…. air conditioning…), and here are the remnants of reports from Comic-Con. It’s been a crazy five days, with lots of Zeitgeists in the air, but we’ll leave that to our crack ground crew who surfed the panel […]

SDCC’16: Watchtower Friday: Eisners, Celebrities, and the Usual Suspects

 Is this Saturday? Friday? Do I account for the time zone shift?  Do I only look at stuff from Friday, or from Noon, when I started this column? Are you even reading this? Whatever… here are the highlights, discovered via Google News: Comic Con gives a big boost to San Diego each year, data shows […]

SDCC’16: Watchtower Wednesday: Preview Night, the Next Day

It’s 5:30 AM here in New York City, but only 2:30 AM in San Diego, which means that Bar-Con is approaching closing time. As our stalwart staff slumbers, recharging for our first full day of coverage, a skeleton crew remains in New York City and other locales to bring you up-to-the-minute (or hour) information! So… […]

SDCC ’15: Watchtower Thursday: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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Okay… Thursday.  The first day of actual full-bore, you-can-sleep-when-you’re-dead programming. Since we’re on the East Coast, we have a 3-hour difference, so much of the early Hall H stuff doesn’t really hit the Internet until around Noon our time. Generally, I ignore all the celebrity stuff, although Bill Murray was cool to walk up the […]

SDCC ’15: Watchtower Tuesday: There’s no earthly way of knowing / Which direction we are going…

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…and we’re back! Comic-Con won’t start for another day, but the newsfeeds have been full of it today! There’s all sorts of anticipation, it’s kinda thrilling and scary! We’re ensconced at Stately Beat Manor, keeping house (Heidi, don’t worry about the Eisner fresco. Since the pigment is part of the plaster, it’s easy to clean. […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Thursday: Surfing the Tsunami Online

*  We’ve won!  Politicians officially open Comic-Con! On Thursday, to mark the official opening of Comic-Con International 2014, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria harnessed their inner superheroes and flew through the air on a zip-line near the downtown Convention Center. Gloria was the interim Mayor after the […]

SDCC13: Watchtower: Mainstream Media Edition

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Well, once again, we are repainting the kitchen to hide the stains we couldn’t clean, the comics cellar is being refiled, the liquor bottles refilled, and the linens have been burnt, per EPA regulations.  (And the capuchin monkeys have been bribed with money directly wired to their E*Trade account.)  The Beatrix shall return shortly from […]