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Comic-Con International

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Thrilling Adventure Hour Heads to Comic-Con With Kickstarter-Funded Comic Book

    By Liz Ohanesian Ben Blacker had just arrived at San Diego Comic-Con when we met. The writer was preparing for a whirlwind of events surrounding Thrilling Adventure Hour, the live show he created with Ben Acker eight years ago. There's a signing, an official Comic-Con panel and four sold-out evenin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    The 10 Geekiest Metal Bands of All Time

    By: Adam Steininger Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2012

    Long Beach Comic Con

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Cartoonist Lonnie Millsap: 'My being a black cartoonist seemed to make people want to typecast me'

    ​Cartoonist Lonnie Millsap (yes, he's aware that his name rhymes with a country singer's, so if you chat with him you can skip the "Any Day Now" reference) can frequently be found in Los Angeles comic book shops at book signing events. He is the author of two cartoon collections, My Washcloth Stin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Six Must-Sees at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con This Weekend

    Keith May/OC WeeklyFor more pictures from last year's Comic Con, click here!​For the first time in its three years of being held over Halloween weekend, the Long Beach Comic Con is officially dubs itself Horror Con as well. While the main draw is still, of course, comics, there's a film fest, a ma ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011

    No Irvine Stop for Kings of Leon

    [Mental Notes] Band suffering from more than exhaustion, and WonderCon may leave SF

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    [UPDATED With Comment From Anaheim Convention Center] WonderCon Moving To Anaheim

    ​UPDATE: July 29, 2011, 7:50 p.m.: In a phone conversation today, Mindy Abel, the Senior Vice President of Convention Sales at the Anaheim Convention Center, clarified that nothing was confirmed regarding the change of venue for WonderCon. "We have been in discussion with Comic-Con International ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    South Park's Legendary Cheesy Poofs to be Available Starting at Comic-Con!

    ​Headed to Comic Con this week? Then snag what's sure to be one of the more sought-after pieces of swag: official Cheesy Poofs from the creators of South Park.  The New York Times reports that Comedy Central and Frito-Lay have teamed up to promote 15 years of South Park by releasing Cartman's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides Official Trailer Debuted, But You Can Still See It

    ​Time was, the premiere of a movie would be a big deal. Now, the huzzahs surround the premiere of the official trailer of a movie--or, at least, the trailer for a cash-cow picture like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A teaser to the official trailer of the fourth picture in the Disney ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010

    Long Beach Comic Con

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Three Long Beach Comic Con Horror-Themed Exclusives: SAW 3D, True Blood's Michael McMillian and Walking Dead's Steven Yeun

    ​Long Beach Comic Con, to be held this Halloween weekend, already has the costume party down--but the fact that there are a ton of exclusives launching this weekend makes it the best place to be to scare and be scared.1. The Walking DeadAMC will launch the TV series The Walking Dead  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego; Says No to LA and Anaheim

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAt the 2010 Comic-Con International in San Diego​Remember when we blogged about why Comic-Con shouldn't move to Anaheim or LA?  Turns out the Comic-Con International, the largest comics convention in the world heeded our advice and today announced it will be sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    What You Missed: Comic-Con International, the Devil's Playground Burlesque, Rage Against the Machine, the Offspring

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMeow.​Heeeey. What'd you miss this weekend? We had a good one, with some of us down in San Diego for the 2010 Comic-Con International. We attended some panels, saw some celebrities, went to some parties, sure... but the best event of the weekend? The Devil's Playgroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Comic-Con International 2010: Mostly Underwhelming Weekend Highlights

    At Comic-Con International 2010, the nerds kept multiplying overnight. This year, the panels were separated into two types: the must-sees and the if-I-get-a-chance-tos. Friday was a bit of the latter--and by Saturday, the stench of nerd BO had officially taken over the building. Aside from the stab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Comic-Con International 2010: Day One Highlights

    Comic-Con International 2010 kicked off yesterday, and the first day of the yearly pilgrimage for nerdery in film, comics, games and more include Angelina Jolie sightings, a Jackass in 3D and updates on many many movies that geeks like. Check out our slideshow here.Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The Ultimate Comic-Con Playlist: 25 Songs For Geek Ears Only

    Batman image: DC/Mike Allred​Lost in the pomp, glamour and sweet smells that swirl around the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con</sarcasm> are the mind-numbing blocks of boredom as you wait in line for panels, autographs, food, bathrooms and opportunities to sexually harass booth babes. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Fifteen Celebrities to Check Out at Comic-Con

    ​One of the unofficial highlights of San Diego Comic-Con is people watching. You've got your socially awkward fans who could use adult-sized Garanimals so they can dress themselves. You've got your cosplayers, your furries, your LARPers, your booth babes and your homebrew costume designers. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    10 Must-See Panels at Comic-Con

    ​San Diego Comic-Con is a week away, but it's not too early to start strategizing about what you should see when you're there. Especially if you've seen the size of the event's program schedule.But there's no reason to battle eye strain. We've put together a list of the 10 comic-related events to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    SuicideGirls Banned From Comic-Con? What Does That Mean?

    www.suicidegirls.com​[via our sister publication L.A. Weekly]Apparently, the models of the alternative pin-up site SuicideGirls.com have been banned from taking part in this year's San Diego Comic-Con. SuicideGirls founder Missy got a notice from Comic-Con International Exhibits Sales representat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Five Things We Hope Are Covered in the Comic-Con Documentary

    Keith MaySuper Girl, super flexible.​First discussed in February of this year, and confirmed earlier this week, a documentary about the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego is about to go into production. The team behind it is sort of an all-star roster in the intersection of film and geeks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Simpsons Weighs in on Comic-Con Moving to Anaheim

    ​We've spilled a good amount of digital ink on what a truly terrible idea Comic-Con International moving from San Diego to Anaheim (or Los Angeles) is, even if there are still about 3,000 people on Facebook who think otherwise. Luckily, our side has gotten some noteworthy support, as the vastly in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Anaheim Comic Con adds a Special Guest

    www.williamshatner.comBottom left: is that you, Captain? ​The San Diego Convention Center is expanding, and it doesn't appear Anaheim is going to get the Comic-Con after all.And what does Anaheim have to say to that? William "Screw Your San Diego Comic-Con" Shatner, that's what.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    San Diego Convention Center Gets Bigger, Chances of Comic-Con Coming to Anaheim Get Smaller

    Flickr user KoadMunkeeThe big gets bigger. (Probably.)​ Just a couple of weeks ago, news that Comic-Con International--the massive comic book/movie/TV/video game/pop culture extravaganza that occupies every speck of the San Diego Convention Center each July--would move a couple hours north to Anah ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Five Reasons Why Comic-Con Shouldn't Move to Anaheim or LA

    Flickr user Official Star Wars blogWill San Diego have to say good-bye to this?​If you've been to Comic-Con International in San Diego any time recently, you know the score: it's crowded. Way, way crowded, crowded to the extent that it's not even really fun to walk around the exhibit hall because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Sin to Win?: Video Gaming's Most Ridiculous Marketing Stunts

    This Tuesday marks the release of Visceral Games' Dante's Inferno, a game loosely based on Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy. This video game perversion "re-imagining" of the fourteenth-century poem features a bad-ass, scythe-wielding badass who battles hordes upon hordes of demons and the u ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2009

    Long Beach Comic Con

    Long Beach Convention Center

  • Culture

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    State of the Blog Address!

    RIP, old logo.​Yep, you can say goodbye to the old Heard Mentality blog banner--what with its raucous silhouette person dance party--and hello to the new one, up at the top of the page, with an adorable little orange wearing adorable headphones. (Is it creepy to call a piece of fruit "adorable"? P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    All-Encompassing Comic-Con Photo Post! Part Two!

    ​More Comic-Con photos, from Saturday and Sunday, as the musky smell and convention madness begins to sink in. (Check our previous bunch of photos out here.)

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    More Photos from San Diego Comic-Con 2009

    Chris Victorio​Number one nerd fantasy: Princess Leia under the enslavement of Jabba? Probably. Here are a couple more excellent photo outtakes by photog Chris Victorio from San Diego Comic-Con 2009--hot gals, skimpy cosplay, ROBERT fucking PATTINSON (meow!) and more.There's also plenty of images ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    All-Encompassing Comic-Con Photo Post! Part One!

    ​I spent most of my time at Comic-Con International in San Diego holed up in extremely specific comic book-centric panels that only the most dedicated geeks could possibly care about, and sometimes not even then. (I know you guys are all so psyched that Power Girl is going to be team leader in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Anaheim Comic-Con to Debut in April 2010

    Wizard Entertainment, the publisher of magazines Wizard (comic books/geeky pop culture) and ToyFare (action figures) announced today the latest addition to their slate of comic book conventions: Anaheim Comic-Con, set for April 16-18, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center. (Yes, they named a comic b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    TONIGHT: Tim and Eric at the Glass House

    It's here: Adult Swim's Tim Heidecker (right) and Eric Wareheim (uh, left) are performing tonight at the Glass House in Pomona; amazingly, tickets are still available.Tim and Eric are the guys behind quasi-cartoon Tom Goes to the Mayor and, more recently, the sketch comedy program Tim and Eric Aweso ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 16, 2007

    Letters

    'What is this nonsense? Geek goes to San Diego+geek buys toys=cover story?'

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: The Culmination

    If you haven't read Luke's endless Comic-Con coverage, be sure to flip through his feature. . .which has the best of his posts prettified and strung together. And then there's my sidebar on travels with rainbow boy into the Heart of Dorkness. So we said we were through with Comic-Con. We lied. Bu ... More >>

  • Features

    August 9, 2007

    Confessions of a Comic-Con Virgin

    A non-geek follows the king of geekdom into the heart of dorkness

  • Features

    August 9, 2007

    2007: a Comic-Con Odyssey

    Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love sleep deprivation, huge crowds and wonderful toys

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    Gore guilty: Al Gore III pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs when he was caught speeding in OC earlier in the month, reports the LA Times. This shooter's a giver: "Machine-gun Sonny" has mastered a shooting game at the OC Fair and wins mountain bikes nightly. But he doesn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: The Times' Shaky Bacon

    How amusing to see the Los Angeles Times doing something silly and fannish on its Comic-Con blog. They've dragged a plushie strip of bacon (which they've named "Shaky Bacon") to the convention, and have photos of their little friend's journey: from the car ride over to the arms of dolled-up con ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Toy News Tidbit

    Sideshow is doing 12" collector dolls based on Resident Evil 4. Photos were not permitted (though I have no doubt they exist online somewhere). Licensor approval is still pending, and Capcom are notoriously nitpicky. Never got past the first level in the game, but the figures (I think) are two vers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: From exhibit hall to eBay

    It's interesting to see how quickly some convention rats operate. Exclusive con action figures are already up on eBay, with the prices jacked up. It's an industry within an industry, really. Take for instance, this guy's "buy it now for $40" option on the exclusive Hasbro Stan Lee as Spider-Man toy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Masquerade Ball liveblogging

    Saturday night is costume contest time at Comic-Con.Let's try live-blogging this mofo while vaguely inebriated. Logging in a bit belatedly. Line for free nachoes was huge -- they went instantly. Most costumes so far are cute li'l kids as Huntress, Rayden/Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, other similar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: The Beginning

    This is the real ghost train. San Diego, Wednesday night, downtown, after dark. All that's here is a smattering of oases of light, from cheap drug stores to greasy spoons offering a "really big Taco Plate" for $3.50. The streets, for now, are mostly empty, and those riding the trolley around you ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Day 1 Photos

    Costumes, booths and more from Comic-Con's first day. Click the image below to see more photos:

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Rant Rant Rant

    This Comic-Con thing is madness. Expensive madness. More so if you: A) manage to misplace your camera charger the morning you take off and end up delaying your trip to borrow another B) discover the con shuttle doesn't go anywhere remotely near your hotel and end up taking a cab ($20 x 2) C) find yo ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    Comic-Con Survival Guide

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! How to have the maximum amount of fun at Comic-Con

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    The Big Con

    Out of the basement and into the spotlight, Comic-Con 2007 is the place to be

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