Under the Tents: Pacific Rim 2, Kevin Eastman, Street Fighter, Mike Grell, Black Girl Nerds Meet-Up

Happy Valentine’s Day, UBlog readers! While we can’t conjure up badge news for you this morning, we can give you the gift of some other awesome Comic-Con related news – including word that we may be getting something Pacific Rim 2 related, as well as appearances from the likes of Kevin Eastman, Mike Grell, Street Fighter, and more.

Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:

  • Are you salivating for any kind of news of Pacific Rim 2? Well, there may be some good news for you, as when asked if he’d be attending Comic-Con this year, Pacific Rim 2 writer Steven DeKnight responded that while he couldn’t official say yet, if he is, he’ll be bringing something cool.

  • The Switch creator Tom Nguyen will also be exhibiting at this year’s convention.
  • As will cartoonist Jay P. Fosgitt, according to his website.
  • Blind Squared Cute Glass, who create adorable, nerdy glass figures, showed off some of the 2″ chibi figures and other items they’re creating for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 (as well as a few other conventions).
  • Black Girl Nerds revealed on Twitter that they are once again teaming up with The Nerds of Color for another meet-up at San Diego Comic-Con, so stay tuned for more details.

  • Street Fighter is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and it sounds like fans of the series attending Comic-Con should expect some big things. Series producer Yoshinori Ono told IGN last month that, “around E3 timing, maybe even San Diego Comic-Con, we have one or two surprises we hope our fans will look forward to.”
  • Green Arrow writer and artist, Mike Grell, announced on his website that he’s been invited as a Special Guest for this year’s Comic-Con. Expect a formal announcement from CCI in the coming weeks, but fans can look forward to seeing Grell back for the first time since 2009. If you’re interested in a commission, you can find more information on his site.

Mike Grell advance look at Green Arrow #18 cover

  • Is Comic-Con about to get a lot spookier? Author R.L. Stine told a fan on Twitter that he may be at SDCC this year.

  • New York Times bestselling author Aletha Kontis will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con this year.
  • Artist Geof Darrow will be at San Diego Comic-Con this year, Dark Horse announced. Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a hardcover collection of Darrow’s work, Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow, ahead of that appearance.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

About Kerry Dixon

Kerry Dixon is Editor-in-Chief of The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and the site's resident panel guru.