Comic-Con Injunction

The future of any Comic-Con other than San Diego Comic-Con and its official equivalents is now in serious doubt thanks to an injunction. A judge has ruled against Salt Lake Comic-Con from using titles “Comic Con” and “Comic-Con”, as well as any phonetic equivalents (like ComiKon). In short, if you have a local Comic-Con near you, it’s probably going to be changing its name very quickly.

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Demolition Man Comic-Con

In 1993, Warner Bros. released Demolition Man, a sci-fi action film that starred Sylvester Stallone as a present day cop who’s cryogenically frozen until being thawed out in the future to apprehend his greatest nemesis. It’s somehow terrible and wonderful at the same time.

It’s been 25 years since the film came out, and to celebrate, Warner Bros. is planning a Demolition Man Comic-Con pop-up at next month’s convention in San Diego. And if you’ve seen the movie, you probably know where this is going: yep, Taco Bell is going to be involved. Read More »

Clone Wars Comic-Con

Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered on October 3, 2008, which means we’re approaching its tenth anniversary faster than a speeder bike zipping through a forest of redwood trees. We know Disney is officially sitting out this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but Lucasfilm will be there to hold a Clone Wars Comic-Con panel to look back on the show and its legacy. Read the official press release below.
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Hall H 2018

With Marvel Studios and HBO sitting out this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the playing field has been leveled a bit. Which studio will be able to fill that showmanship gap and create the convention’s most memorable panel? Read on to find out which movies will take the stage in front of SDCC’s biggest crowds this year. Read More »

HBO skipping Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is going to be a lot less crowded in 2018. We already knew that Marvel opted out of attending SDCC, and now it looks like HBO is following suit. Which means no Game of Thrones or Westworld panels in Hall H this year.

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Marvel 2016 Comic-Con

Last year, much to the dismay of comic book movie fans, Marvel Studios decided not to attend San Diego Comic-Con. Instead, Marvel chose to show off what they had coming soon at Disney’s D23 Expo. Thankfully, this year it appears Marvel Studios won’t be sitting out the hype machine that is the biggest pop culture convention in the world.

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson appears to be hinting that Marvel Studios is bringing a tease of this fall’s release of Doctor Strange to Comic-Con. In addition, a quick little exchange with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn seems to indicate that the cosmic Marvel sequel will also have a presence in San Diego. Find out more about the Marvel 2016 Comic-Con presence after the jump. Read More »

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San Diego Comic-Con keeps getting bigger, but San Diego does not. While some new hotels have gone up in the past several years, the convention center itself, and of course the city around it, has stayed the same size. Two years ago, amid bids from several other major cities, the convention signed a contact to stay in San Diego through 2016. That, however, was based heavily on an expected proposal to expand the convention center. That proposal was rejected earlier this month and then an appeal was voted down this week, pretty much killing any chance of an expansion. So where does that leave Comic-Con? Read more below about the potential for Comic Con moving. Read More »

The year was 2011 and, if you remember correctly, San Diego Comic-Con had some serious issues with their badge sales. Because a large portion of badges sold out at the event the year before, demand for 2011 badges was at an all time high. This resulted in several server crashes and reschedules of sales.

For 2012, a few things have changed. First thing, every person interested in attending must sign up for a Member ID. And though a date has yet to be annoucned for the dreaded badge sales, the convention has just uploaded a four plus page PDF file called “Comic-Con 2012 Helpful Hints and Tips for Online Badge Registration” to help attendees secure a badge for the 2012 event taking place July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center. Being a geek shouldn’t be so difficult.

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The increasingly difficult process of attempting to attend San Diego Comic-Con began today. Anyone planning on attending the mother of all pop culture conventions, which will take place a bit earlier this year – July 12-15 – should now sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. This does not guarantee you a badge when they go on sale (a date has yet to be announced but four day with preview night sold out at Comic-Con 2011) but you will need to have a member ID to purchase one.

Basically, they’re forcing you to register for their site to buy a badge and you must do so early. All the links and instructions are below. Read More »

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The tale of San Diego Comic Con badge sales has been more dramatic than a Best Picture nominee. After selling out of Preview Night badges at the 2010 event, Comic Con decided to sell 2011 badges on November 1 and promptly crashed their site. They tried again on November 22 with similar results. Finally, they employed an entirely new strategy by selling a test batch of 1000 badges in December. Those sold out in less than 60 seconds so, apparently, they think they’re ready to go for it again.

One more time, San Diego Comic Con badges will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday February 5 on their official website. They range from $105 for a four day to $20 for a single day. Ticketleap, which will aid in selling the badges, has provided a few tips to help this run smoothly and you can read them after the jump. Read More »