Calling All Geeks: SDCC Blog Looking For Writers, Photographers

We’re looking to add to our coverage team for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. If you are a writer or photographer and would like to help, let us know!

Previous experience is a definite plus, so include any samples you’ve done for a personal blog or other sites. Our coverage begins in May and runs through July. Please specify your weekly post commitment (it can be as low as one), as well as your desire/ability to blog from the convention. Also be sure to include any unique perspective or insight you might be able to bring (if you are more of a gamer, collector, obsessive comic reader, etc.).

Unfortunately, this is a non-paying opportunity. You must also have your own pass if you plan on helping out during the convention. Do you think you have what it takes? Send us an email!

About Jeremy Rutz

  • Brian

    Oh, well as an experienced writer, let me get right on this. I love paying my own way to an event and writing articles for free. I’m so glad I found this opportunity! As I’m sure you know, it’s rough out there in this recession, and I’m just happy there are still (unpaid) gigs out there like this that will make sure I’m doing something other than staring at my unpaid bills this June. The boiling San Diego summer heat and uncertain wi-fi connection will be an added bonus. Really, it’s stand up employers like you that will ensure America comes back strong. Thank you, oh, THANK YOU!

  • Katie

    Geez Brian, what a rude response. This is a fan site, no one would expect to get paid for writing for it.

  • Artimus

    Brian: Way to sap the fun out of things. It’s not like they asked anyone to dedicate 40 hours to writing for free. Its called VOLUNTEERING. I know I share stories from the con year long with friends and family. Why not share them for the world to see?

    Jeremy: I would volunteer some time to writing, but I already offered for another blog. I wouldn’t feel right backing out on them. Don’t worry, they’re not paying me either. However, I will post here anytime I hear about off site events, as I did last year.

    Speaking of which, the House of Blues has a great line up already. SEGA of America Presents Sonic Boom 2012 featuring Crush 40 with special guests Jean Paul and Alex Makhlouf is 7/13 at 5:00PM. The Aquabats are playing 7/14 at 7:30PM. Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman are also bringing Hollywood Babble-On again this year. That show is at 11:30PM on 7/14. Tickets for those shows are on the House of Blues website.

    The Legend of Zelda Symphony Concert Series has a performance at the Embarcadero Marina Park South (directly behind the convention center) at 8:00PM on 7/13. Tickets are available at now.

    The Balboa Theater is hosting Wootstock 4.0 on 7/12 at 7:00PM and a live Nerdist (Chris Hardwick) podcast on 7/13 at 7:00PM. Tickets for both shows are on Ticketmaster.

    And while it might not mesh well with the stereotypical SDCC crowd, Glee fans might be interested in checking out Wicked. Its running at the San Diego Civic theater from 6/20 to 7/15 (no shows 6/25, 7/4, 7/9) at various times. Tickets are on Ticketmaster.

    Additionally, if you’re looking for something a little bit different, The Bouncing Souls and The Menzingers are playing a concert at the House of Blues 7/11 at 6:30PM. As a fan of both bands, if you don’t have a preview night pass, I suggest checking them out.

  • This July will be my second time attending SDCC. I’ve been going to various conventions since 1998 (where I met my husband in person after having met him online in the official Xena: Warrior Princess posting board).
    I’m gaining a whole new perspective on conventions since an injury three years ago (a couple of weeks before SDCC – this SHOULD have been my third time attending). I now have a physical handicap and am learning about navigating the convention scene while using Disabled Services (DS). I’ve found not only that many conventions don’t even have DS, but the cons with DS aren’t always very helpful.
    I’d be glad to write up a few articles regarding the issues faced by those with disabilities if that would be of interest to your readership.

  • I’ve been going to the Con for many years, but this year I’ve finally decided to blog about it. It’s launching today and I’ll be updating very frequently. Check it out and I hope to see you there.

  • Paul G

    I’m in. As I spoke with Zach, I’d love to help or own a section of the site that compiles panel/signing rumors. It’s always a last minute scramble when the schedule is announced, when in reality many panels and signings are already announced in other places. I’m not a writer, but can obsess with the best. Let’s make it happen!

  • Jeremy Rutz

    @Artimus: Thanks so much for keeping us in the loop regarding offsite events! You have the scoop!

    @TNgirlinWA: Your perspective would be much appreciated! Just email Zack, he’ll coordinate. Thanks again for the offer – looking forward to your posts!

  • Am I too late?? Id love to contribute and if I am not too late, I can send samples the moment I get home tonight!

  • Jeremy Rutz

    @Rush No you’re not too late – we’d love to see your samples! Thanks!

  • Jon

    Hi, I am coming to SDCC from UK this year so if it’s not too late I’m happy to provide an international perspective. I only really have one example of my writing but will submit if not too late 🙂

  • Jeremy Rutz

    @Jon Please do! We’d love to see it!