Comic-Con International

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Comic Writer Sam Humphries at Phat Collectibles This Thursday!

    Still feeling those pangs of nostalgia from Comic Con last weekend? We know you're not alone. Three days of indulging your inner comic nerd in the presence of industry greats and Hollywood A-listers can leave you swooning for days thereafter (hello, Guillermo Del Toro!). There's little that can be d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Six Types of Music Nerds We Tolerate

    By: Rachel Brodsky Much like the dreaded hipster, "music nerd" is a loaded term. Not that obsessing over vinyl, headphones, tour dates, and Dutch tape music will get you stuffed in a metaphorical locker, or anything--nowadays, nerds are embraced as society's cool kids (see: the San Francisco tech bo ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    The Gals and Guys Every OC Native Has Probably Dated

    An illustrated version of our infamous listicles from last year

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Ten OC Guys You've Probably Dated

    Last week, we brought you a list detailing the 10 types of girls OC men have probably dated in their life, classic archetypes ranging from the Christian to the Mexican to--of course--the MILF. Of course, sensitive types got on our case, castigating us for stereotyping our gals as such and deeming us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Design an Anti-Zombie Car and The Walking Dead's Creator Robert Kirkman May Build It

    Thanks in part to a Huntington Beach advertising agency, The Walking Dead fans can not only use an app to design their own vehicle to help survive the zombie apocalypse, but if the graphic novel's creator Robert Kirkman chooses your mock-up, a built-out version will be unveiled by him at October's N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    The Walking Dead: The Official Magazine Proves Print is Undead

    When yours truly flubbed the description of promotional episodes of The Walking Dead that rolled on AMC in July (I know: a mistake? Me?), this zombie-headed blogger was quickly called to task for "sloppy reporting" by Zombie Apocalypse Monthly. But "The Monthly Magazine Covering All Things Zombie" h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Long Beach Zombie Walk Returns for 5th Year With More Music, Vendors and BRAAAINS

    See Also: *Lobster Fest to Hit San Pedro this weekend. *Doheny Days: Day One - Doheny State Beach - September 8, 2012*Doheny Days: Day Two - Doheny State Beach - September 9, 2012Hanging out at the tourist-y shoreline south of Downtown Long Beach means three things: the Queen Mary, the Aquarium and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's Comic Book Now On Pre-Order! Yes, I Said Comic Book.​Anthony Bourdain. Chef. Author. Travel show host. Novelist. And now a comic book creator?! The man who seems to say everything and do everything (His new show The Layover premiered a month ago) has written a graphic novel about "a renegade and ruthless sushi chef, known to decapitate pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Final D23 Expo Details Revealed: Sneak Peeks, Pixar Stamps, Screenings

    ​D23 is now just one week away and, oddly enough, I find myself getting excited. Of course, I am a Disnerd, but what I'm not a fan of is being stuffed into a room for hours on end with folks who go above and beyond being simple fans. Many D23 attendees will live Disney, much in the same way I live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello Debuts Comic Book Series 'Orchid,' with

    ​Who knew Tom Morello wrote comic books? His debut comic series Orchid was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con last night, and it's an "epic fantasy story set in a dystopian future infused with Morello's class conscious worldview and the politics of street terrorism."Morello says "It's like Lord of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    An Interview with Aquabats Singer The MC Bat Commander

    ​After a five-year hiatus, the perennially goofy Orange County ska-punk band the Aquabats will be releasing a new album. Unless you've been living under a rock in the interim, you know lead singer MC Bat Commander (aka Christian Jacobs) has been busy creating, writing and directing the hugely succ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    'Buy a Ladder': The Wit & Wisdom of Ron English

    Eric StonerCulture-jamming artist Ron English​If you haven't already read my enthusiastic review for "Status Factory: The Art of Ron English" at OCC's Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, then take a few minutes, read it and then come on back. Not only will it give you a lead on a damn fine exh ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 25, 2010

    Ron English's Telegrinnies, POPaganda, Camo Clownboy and More!

    "Status Factory: The Art of Ron English" at Orange Coast College showcases the work of the culture-jammer extraordinaire

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    What You Missed: Long Beach Comic Con, Zombie Walk, Dark Harbor, Haute Dog Howl'oween,

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? We were all over town for Halloween festivities--the second annual Long Beach Comic Con took place Friday through Sunday; Long Beach Zombie Walk happened Saturday night. Then we paid a visit to Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary and cooed at all the pup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    TGIF: We Can't Wait for Halloween Either, with Franki Doll and the Broken Toys, Dammit Janet, the HorrorPops and DJ Shadow

    ​Today, the big SoCal comic book show that isn't in San Diego-the Long Beach Comic Con-settles in at the convention center, with a performance that evening by Franki Doll and the Broken Toys. Our featured Locals Only artist this week, Franki Doll is clearly all about the frenetic exhibitionism and ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 14, 2010

    Steampunk Takes Flight

    Box Gallery celebrates the first trans-Atlantic flight with 'The Icarus Paradox: A Steampunk Commemoration'

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Anaheim Gets Comic-Conned Again as Largest Bike Show Stays in Sin City

    ​It may not hold the cultural significance of Comic-Con's decision to stay in San Diego after thoughts were entertained to move the international geek gathering to Anaheim, but after hearing the cries of attendees, a decision was reversed to move the bicycle industry's largest trade show from Sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Second Annual Long Beach Comic Con = Largest Costume Party EVER in Long Beach!

    Keith May/OC Weekly​The Long Beach Comic-Con probably knew what it was doing when it scheduled to be at the Long Beach Convention Center on Oct. 29 to 31--after all, it's the best excuse to dress up prior to Halloween FOR THREE WHOLE DAYS!It doesn't hurt that there's a plethora of comic book talen ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    Comic-Con Staying in San Diego

    [Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch

  • News

    October 7, 2010

    Disney's Hotel-Workers' Union Is Still Trying to Bring Down the Mouse

    After some two-and-a-half years of stalled negotiations and street theater, a new labor deal still seems like Fantasyland

  • Music

    September 30, 2010

    Commenters Blow Up Heard Mentality

    [Mental Notes] Controversial issues include Daft Punk at Disney, Dirty Projectors disliking jam bands and the question of an OC music scene

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Battle Report: Blake Lively Uses Comic-Con to Bring Out Her Big Guns

    ​Katy Perry might have fired the first shot in this year's Boob War, but it looks like Blake Lively might be the one to fire the last one that ends it all.Our battle report shows who has the advantage.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Come On Pilgrim: Eight Comic Book Musical Acts That Are Ready for the Big Screen

    ​Besides San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest comic book event to happen this week has been the release of the sixth and final volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's musical-video game-romantic epic, Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour.(Oh, and you might've heard that the series is getting the big-screen treatment fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Local Cassette Review: Roman Candles from Yorba Linda

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Chuck DeVore Reverts to the Geek We Knew He Was

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyChuck DeVore waits while downloading the lightsaber app.​When Irvine state assemblyman Chuck DeVore started running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate more than a year ago, our first impression was that he was an affable nerd running something of a jo ... 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

    April 29, 2010

    Coheed and Cambria at the Fox Theater on May 4

    Andrew Youssef​After Coheed and Cambria scored a coveted main stage slot at Coachella (as one of the few metal bands on the bill, no less), they come back to SoCal for a victory lap this Tuesday, May 4. The Fox Theater show in Pomona is sold-out, which means you're going to have to lurk around the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Anaheim Comic Con: A Comic Con That's Actually Happening in Anaheim

    Flickr user clevercupcakesTiny titans.​Though it's looking increasingly less likely that prior rumblings of globally gigantic Comic-Con International moving from San Diego to Anaheim will come true, Anaheim does have a comic convention of their own to look forward to: this weekend's inaugural, apt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Q&A with Long Beach Comic Expo's Phil Lawrence

    Albert ChingRorschach and others representing at last year's Long Beach Comic Con.​Despite being in the midst of a decidedly troubling economy, there are still a large number of people willing to spend lots of money on seemingly non-essential items such as old issues of comic books, statues of sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments

    ​Motörhead are currently on tour (including a stop at the House of Blues in Anaheim), they also play a role in upcoming action/adventure game Brütal Legend, out next week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (we got a chance to play it at Comic-Con this year, it's a fun, straight-forward beat 'em up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    What You Missed: Long Beach Comic-Con, the Horrors, Disneyland Gay Days, Long Beach Kite Surfers

    Keith MayThree Vs and a Kirby.​A fun, fun weekend, friends: What'd you miss? First off: The first ever Long Beach Comic-Con! Comic books fans of all ages made their way to the first ever Long Beach Comic-Con at the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend, 10/2-10/4. Music Editor Albert Ching che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Headed to Long Beach Comic Con!

    ​Comic books, here we come. We'll be at the Long Beach Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center all day tomorrow, tweeting and blogging and all that good stuff. Guests include comic book super-legend Stan Lee, Seth Green and the rest of the Robot Chicken fellas, and one-time James Bond George ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Dishney: Tweets from the Park

    Flickr user Donabel and EwenWhoa there.It's Disneyland's 54th birthday today--and none more appropriate of a day for our weekly roundup of some of the best--and the worst--tweets from the park that's only sometimes the happiest place on earth. There's plenty of the usual complain-y too-crowded, too- ... More >>

  • Film

    March 5, 2009
  • Music

    January 3, 2008

    Aural Reports

    He Likes to Score: Composer Hans Karl makes music your eyes can follow

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Comic-Con follow-up: See Naked CG Angelina for Yourself

    No doubt some readers recall my description of the Beowulf footage shown at Comic-Con, featuring a photo-realistic 3-D naked Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother. While you won't see that exact footage until the film comes out later this fall, you can get a glimpse of all of Jolie, and much more, in ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Give Disney Some of its Own Medicine!

    While Anaheim residents desperately try to break the stranglehold Disney officials have on the town, some geeks recently announced the relaunching of an anti-Disney game. In Los Disneys, the company has taken over Florida. "Your job," according to the press release, "is to infiltrate the Magic Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    LYT in USA Today

    Weekly investigative reporter extraordinaire Scott Moxley just informed me that our fab Comic-Con blogger - LYT - made today's edition of USA Today. His rainbow 'do is apparently a camera magnet. That's not too surprising. Couldn't help snapping a few of him myself. And Luke was sitting at Hall H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Jericho

    Surprisingly easy to get into this panel, which doesn't necessarily bode well for the future of Jericho on CBS. Saved from cancellation by rabid fans, it's gonna need more support to survive a full second year. I walk in on the tail-end of a panel for 4400 with Jeffrey Combs and blue-bearded Ira St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Of Paramount Disappointment, plus Jessica Alba and Peter Fonda

    Damn, the lines here suck. Used to be that Comic-Con got bigger every year, and they expanded the available space to fit. Then the space ran out, and stuff kept getting bigger anyway. I wait in line half an hour for the Paramount panel, and don't even get close to getting in. Regroup. An hour later ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Barking Mad

    Dear Satan, what the hell happened to Clive Barker? I interviewed him a few years ago for our late sister-paper New Times LA, and found him charming, lucid, smart, fan-friendly -- everything you'd hope he would be. Today, I don't know what to make of him. His croaky voice and odd manner initially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Comic-Con 2007: Preview Night Photos

    We were there, and you weren't. So click the photo and check out our exclusive shots of Preview Night at the San Diego Comic-Con.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007

    20th Century Fox pulls out of Comic-Con

    As reported in this week's Comic-Con preview by yours truly, Fox was set to showcase upcoming movie releases including Aliens Vs. Predator, Babylon A.D. and Jumper. The LA Times is reporting that the studio decided their footage "wasn't ready." writes that this may be the result of a dis ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 17, 2003

    Wank Bush Out of Office!

    Grant Morrison tells you how

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