All The Force Awakens Rumors

Lucasfilm is coming to San Diego this year for Comic Con to show off their latest Star Wars films, but the Hall H crowd should know they probably won’t be getting a new movie trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Rob Liefeld Comic Con
Who wouldn’t want a Deadpool sketch by legendary comic book creator and artist Rob Liefeld? Comic Con might be our chance.

Rob is celebrating the huge 24th year of Deadpool by hiding 24 Deadpool drawings of all shapes and sizes all over the greater staging area of the 2015 edition of San Diego Comic Con International. Find our more details on how to find a Rob Liefeld Deadpool sketch, after the jump.
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Gallery 1988 2015 comic-Con exclusives

When Comic-Con comes around each year, not only is there an overwhelming rush of blockbuster news, but there’s also a huge drain on our wallets. The convention has a slew of collectibles, toys, art, comics and plenty of other nerdy goods that would look great on our walls and shelves, and we’ve got another round of good stuff to spend your money on.

Gallery 1988, who has been responsible for some fantastic pop culture art exhibitions (like their recent tribute to Clue on its 30th anniversary), will be at Comic-Con next week, and they’ve just unveiled some of the exclusives that they’ll have on sale. Some of the pieces pay tribute to Star Wars, Mad Max, Marvel, Aliens and more. Check out the Gallery 1988 Comic-Con 2015 exclusives below! Read More »

Comic Con Stays in San Diego Through 2018

Comic Con 2018

San Diego Comic Con, established in 1970, has been the premiere destination event in the comic book industry for decades, and in the past ten years the event has become a rallying point for TV and movie fans as well. The event has grown to the point where the words “Comic Con” automatically imply San Diego’s event, even if you’re in a city with its own con.

For years rumors have flown of Comic Con moving to another city. Anaheim, perhaps, or even Las Vegas. Any move is now delayed a few more years, however, as a deal is in place to maintain San Diego as the event’s home through Comic Con 2018. That’s good for the Comic Con organization, too, as the rent they pay for the Convention Center is insanely cheap.  Read More »

Insight Collectibles

Insight Editions is already one of the best book publishers in the realm of geekerific pop culture, but now they have announced they are teaming for a collaboration with Sideshow Collectibles to launch at San Diego Comic-Con International 2015: Insight Collectibles will be an exclusive line of collectible products which will “combine the quality and artistry that has become synonymous with Insight Editions’ award-winning legacy of publishing innovations with Sideshow Collectibles figures.”

Let’s take a preview at the first three titles in the line, which will be available at Comic-Con. They are Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, Harry Potter: The Monster Book of Monsters Official Film Prop Replica, and Game of Thrones: Astrolabe Collector’s Edition. Hit the jump to get a preview, alongside full official descriptions of the first Insight Collectibles releases.

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Comic-Con

If you’re going to San Diego Comic Con International 2015 and planning to attend a presentation in the infamous Hall H, here is some information you should know: Comic Con will be bringing back their Toucan Tracker wristbands which were introduced last year. The wristbands intend to discourage line cutting. Here is what Comic Con says of the process:

Toucan Tracker wristbands give attendees flexibility based upon their priorities at Comic-Con. If you wish to get a front section seat in Hall H, you are welcome to wait in line overnight once you receive your wristband. If seat placement is not a priority to you, wristbands allow you to reserve general seating in Hall H and come back in the morning. Toucan Trackers are essentially a way for you to know that you have a seat in Hall H, whether you are physically in line or not!

So what do you need to know? Find out after the jump.

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Conan comic con

Conan O’Brien is going to San Diego to broadcast his late-night show Conan during San Diego Comic-Con International. And today the guest line-up has been announced for Conan’s comic con shows, which includes the stars of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and more. Also on Saturday, July 11th, the show will feature a “special surprise film cast to be revealed in San Diego during Comic-Con”. I wonder which film that could be. Any guesses? Hit the jump to read the press release and find out who will be on the San Diego broadcasts!
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Hateful Eight Comic-Con

Even though fans may not be able to get a tease of what Marvel Studios has in store for the next few years at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, there’s still plenty of good stuff we’ll be waiting to get a glimpse at in a couple weeks. Star Wars will be making a huge appearance, and now Quentin Tarantino will be there too.

The Weinstein Company has announced that The Hateful Eight will be coming to Comic-Con this summer with a panel in Hall H. Hit the jump to find out when you can see The Hateful Eight Comic-Con panel to get a sneak peek at Tarantino’s western. Read More »

Jabba's Rancor Pit action figure

It’s hard to believe, but San Diego Comic-Con is already less than two weeks away, and all of us here at SlashFilm will be running ourselves ragged to bring you all the latest news straight out of the convention center housing the biggest pop culture gathering in the country.

And along with the big news coming out of Comic-Con also comes cool goodies that will only be available for purhcase at the convention, and then eventually eBay for those who weren’t lucky enough to be in San Diego. And for all you Star Wars fans, Toys R Us just unveiled a new Black Series action figure set that Return of the Jedi fans will love.

Check out the Jabba’s Rancor Pit action figure set after the jump! Read More »