You may have noticed that there’s been a lot more San Diego Comic-Con news in the fall/winter than ever before (including Open Registration coming up on December 9) – and that means that we’re publishing our earliest edition of the new season of Under the Tents than ever before. CCI has been busy sending out vendor booth confirmations as of late – so here’s a look at just some of the familiar faces you’ll be seeing on the exhibit floor in 2018.
Here’s a look at what you might have missed:
- Our good friends at toddland announced they will be back at Booth #4429 (their favorite spot) for SDCC 2018, which is near the FOX Fanfare booth’s annual home. Judging from their tweets, we can expect a lot more Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy goodness from them this coming year.
#SDCC comic con placement just came out today. toddland is back at 4429. aka, the best spot on the floor. aka, the ultimate power in the nerd galaxy. aka, ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! nerd prom here we come!!! @SD_Comic_Con @BobsBurgersFOX @BentoBoxEnt #BobsBurgers pic.twitter.com/6T3ND8BKHG
— welcome to toddland (@toddlandstore) November 15, 2017
#SDCC comic con placement just came out today. toddland is back at 4429. aka, the best spot on the floor. aka, the ultimate power in the nerd galaxy. aka, ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! nerd prom here we come!!! @SD_Comic_Con @FamilyGuyonFOX #FamilyGuy @swagbyfox pic.twitter.com/9V36OZoBAQ
— welcome to toddland (@toddlandstore) November 15, 2017
- Another good friend of ours, Patrick Ballesteros, got a little introspective on Instagram when he announced he will again be exhibiting at SDCC in 2018. He promises new 25 Cent Wonders, new sketchbooks, and new stories – and we can’t wait to see them.
Back in 2014 I released the first wave of my 25 Cent Wonders for @comic_con. These were 2 exclusives I had for that show and as you can see each was limited to 35. I really didn't know what to expect and was totally caught off guard at how fast they sold out. . Well, after a few years I've learned a lot about these Wonders and will get another year to showcase them. Yup, I just got my notification for #sdcc2018! So I will see you all next summer with some new Wonders, new sketchbooks & new stories! I can't wait so see you all soon. . #sdcc #sandiegocomiccon #patrickballesteros #artistalley #guardiansofthegalaxy #batman #exclusives #25centwonders #illustration
- If you’re a fan of amazing artwork and secret phrases, you’ll be just as happy as we are to see Ninjabot back at his usual spot in Small Press #L-08.
There is no happier moment than when you get the confirmation letter!
July 18-22 SDCC here I come! I’ll be at Small Press L-08(same spot as the last 3 years)! Woot! :D! pic.twitter.com/DA44TW1rca
— Ninjabot – Arnel (@theninjabot) November 29, 2017
- And of course, it wouldn’t be Comic-Con without some crocheted critters. The Geeky Hooker will be back at SDCC 2018, making her famous critter drops. She’s currently making progress on her first round of critters, and also put out a call to see what her fans would like to see from her. Give her some feedback, and maybe you’ll find your own critter at SDCC!
Paint test! Doesn’t really show up on the yarn, but I wanted something subtle to begin with and crappy phone camera could be a factor. First round of critters for SDCC 2018 are officially in progress! pic.twitter.com/keNozwMkAM
— Geeky Hooker (@GeekyHooker) November 21, 2017
Alright, let’s open this can of worms. What critters would you want to see at SDCC 2018? Got a preliminary list of ideas, but I’m always looking for suggestions!
— Geeky Hooker (@GeekyHooker) November 28, 2017
- Illustrator Sean Forney announced via his Facebook Page that, while he has been waitlisted for a table in Artists Alley at SDCC 2018, he is still going to be there in some form. Whether he has his own table or will share space with someone, he will still take commissions, hold signings, etc. We will keep an eye out as SDCC 2018 gets closer to see how the fates have favored Sean Forney.
- Elhoffer Designs, who make some of the best geek-inspired fashion this side of the galaxy, was forced to resort to pop-up booths for SDCC 2017. According to Twitter, they’ll have their own space at SDCC 2018, which they (and we) are very happy about.
I was just told I'll have a booth at SDCC this year. Ya'll, things are HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/dU7c9i9nO1
— Elhoffer Design (@elhofferdesign) November 14, 2017
- The Kevin Workman Foundation is currently accepting submissions for their Artist Sponsorship Program. One lucky artist will receive two complimentary four-day badges and an opportunity to showcase and sell their art at the Kevin Workman Foundation booth at SDCC 2018. Entries must be submitted by January 15, 2018. The artist will be chosen on February 15, 2018. You can find more information and submit your entry here.
- The Geekiary, Friends of Comic Con, and The Collective Blog have begun crowdfunding for what they hope to become an annual SDCC party, Fandom Fete. Check out their Facebook Event for details on how you can contribute.
- Artist Jason Adams was pleasantly surprised to learn CCI already gave him a table placement for SDCC 2018.
Holy moley, I already have table placement for SDCC 2018. Those guys don't mess around.
— jason (@ArtOfJason) November 16, 2017
- After trying for three years, artist Genevieve Santos is excited to bring her art to SDCC 2018. Visit her Instagram and let her know what you’d like to see from her this coming year.
- Comic book/tattoo artist Sam Rusk announced via Twitter he will have a table at SDCC 2018.
Kristen and I will be tabling at SDCC 2018!!! We are so excited! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/TJQvUWf2sn
— Sam Rusk (@Hounds2th_comic) November 15, 2017
- Artist Chris Thorne will make the commute down the I-5 from LA to San Diego for SDCC 2018.
I got my SDCC artist alley confirmation!! See you all in San Diego next year!
— ChrisThorneArt (@christhorneart) November 15, 2017
- Comic author James F. Wright seemed a little confused, or maybe stunned, when he tweeted that he will be in the Small Press area at SDCC 2018.
I guess I have a table in small press at SDCC next year…?
— Frederick Douglass Fir (@chuckspear) November 15, 2017
- Dylan Edwards announced via Twitter he will be flying solo at his own table at SDCC 2018.
It looks like I will have my own table for SDCC next year, a prospect that is both exciting and terrifying. (I’ve only ever done booth shares before.)
Guess I gotta get me one o’ them there fancy show banners now, huh.
— 🦇Dylan NDR Edwards (@DylanNDREdwards) November 15, 2017
- We’ll find Lea Hernandez Seidman sharing Booth #BB-9 with Diana Greenhalgh in Artists Alley with Karen Krajenbrink next door at Booth #BB-11.
I just got confirmation that I'll be in @Comic_Con Artist's Alley in 2018! Mark your maps, warriors: Booth BB-9. Sharing the table is @DianaGreenhalgh (hi!), down frm me is @kayjkay, Karen Krajenbrink!
— Lea Hernandez Seidman Punches Nazis & Creeps (@theDivaLea) November 15, 2017
- Disney artist Mingjue Helen Chen seems surprised she will have her own table in Artists Alley at SDCC 2018.
Oh shit. I got into SDCC Artist Alley! That's random. Guess I have work to do. What do people like to see at those tables?
— mingjue helen chen (@MingjueChen) November 15, 2017
- We’ll find Marvel/DC artist Reilly Brown at Booth #EE-06 in Artists Alley at SDCC 2018.
Got my table assignment for SDCC! I'll be at EE-06… see you there! In July..?
— Reilly Brown (@Reilly_Brown) November 14, 2017
- Illustrator Jason Edmiston is looking forward to seeing all of us at SDCC in 2018.
Guess I'll be seeing you nerds again at SDCC next year.
— Jason Edmiston (@jasonedmiston) November 14, 2017
- Artist Henry Liao announced he and Tom Nguyen will be neighbors in Artists Alley next year at Booths #FF-17 and #FF-18. In doing so, he also gave a sneak peek into who else will be around them.
- Christopher Reda announced via Instagram he will be exhibiting at his first SDCC in 2018, where he will premiere his latest comic book series, Planetary Expansion. Stop by Table #M-11 in the Small Press area to give him a warm SDCC welcome and check out all the other series he’ll have as well.
I’m excited to announce that 2018 will be my first year exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con International! You will be able to find me at booth M-11 in the Small Press area July 19-22 where you’ll be able to check out the premiere of my comic book series “Planetary Expansion” along with “Zombie Zero”, “The First Americans”, “Space Dragon”, “The Cowboy with Many Hats”, and more! @comic_con #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #comingsoon #convention #comicconvention #comicconinternational #sdcc #sdcc2018 #planetaryexpansion #zombiezero #artwork #writer #artist #art #thecowboywithmanyhats #thefirstamericans #space #spacedragon #scifi #fiction #drama #adventure #illustration #rocket #rocketship #spaceship #graphicnovel #indie #indiecomics
- Sometimes the process works, and it looks like it did for artist Jenni Gregory. Look for her and her work at Small Press Table #M-05 at SDCC 2018.
I submitted and got accepted! Woohoo!! Soooo… Looks like I'm goin' to the SHOW! I'll be at Small Press table M-05. OH …and on a totally related note–HEY! I'll be putting a whole lotta original art up on my Etsy store in the next little bit. I was planing to do this to pay our daughters school trip–so now I'll have to put up more art. See you at San Diego Comic Con!! #sandiegocomiccon #sdcc #sdcc2018 #comicbook #comiccon #create #comicbookconventions
- Jonathan La Mantia was excited to announce via Instagram that he’ll be back in Artists Alley for his fourth year at SDCC 2018. Find him and his work at Table #BB-20. He also posted a Facebook shout-out to his fellow SDCC 2018 artists, where artists Daniel Cooney and Salvador Velázquez Zaldívar commented they would also be at SDCC 2018 at Small Press Table #K-12 and Artists Alley Table #CC-10, respectively.
YAAAAAAAS! Just got the confirmation email for @comic_con 2018!! BB-20 in Artists' Alley! This will be my 4th year in Artists Alley, and the first time I've gotten in without needing to waitlist first, and that's a truly awesome feeling! Huge thanks to the Comic Con folks for including me in the show! Heh, and putting up with my bugging them about the waitlist all these years! -and to any creators who didn't make it in first time around, GET ON THAT WAITLIST! Hope to see ya'll there!! AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! EXCITEMENT!!! #sdcc #sdcc2018 #artistalley #comics #sandiego #art #illustration #comicart #lamantia
- Russell Nohelty of Wannabe Press, who was gracious enough to allow Prize Mule Gerald to “borrow” his table for a prize drop this past year, not only announced via Facebook he will be back at SDCC 2018, but he will also share space with fellow artist Angela Fullard.
- Artist Scott Zambelli took to Facebook to announce he will be back for his ninth SDCC in 2018 at his usual spot in Artists Alley, Table #BB-04.
- Comic book artists/writer Dan Cooney took to Twitter to let everyone know he, too, will be at SDCC 2018, among several other appearances.
— Dan Cooney (@dcooneyart) November 15, 2017
- World Famous Comics announced via Facebook that their Artist Collective will be back at SDCC 2018 at Booth #5560. This year, look for artists Brian Miller, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, and Justin Chung among the artists to attend next year.
- Ed Luce confirmed via Facebook that Wuvable Oaf will return to SDCC 2018 in the Small Press area.
- Artist Dave Garcia announced via Facebook he will be back in Artists Alley for SDCC 2018 at Table #GG-19.
- Josh Warner posted an Instagram video to let everyone know he will be back in Small Press Table #L-09 for SDCC 2018.
- Philly artist Mario Candelaria posted his tentative 2018 convention schedule on Twitter, and it includes SDCC.
My tentative 2018 con schedule because I have new stuff to promote
I am open to other East Coast cons if any promoters out there want to have me or if pals want to split for a day.
— Mario Candelaria (@TheOtherMarioC) November 16, 2017
- If you’re looking for the folks at ComicSketchArt at a con in California, SDCC 2018 is the only one they say they’re attending (for now).
San Diego is looking like our only Cali con in 2018. Greg will be at Torpedo Comics in Vegas on Dec 2nd. Come see us in Vegas!
— ComicSketchArt (@ComicSketchArt) October 30, 2017
- Disney artist Brianna Cherry announced via Twitter she will be back in Artists Alley for SDCC 2018.
— Brianna (@BriannaCherry) November 20, 2017
- If you’re a fan of Boots and Pup, you’ll be happy to see they’ll be back in Small Press for SDCC 2018.
- Creator of Spencer and Locke, David Pepose, announced via Twitter that SDCC 2018 will be among his 2018 con appearances.
Woo! #C2E2 approved! What other cons do I need to table at in 2018? I'm doing #Baltimore, #SDCC, #NYCC and hopefully #Denver. (And, uh, anybody able to take in a table-surfer for #WonderCon and/or #EmeraldCity?)
— David Pepose (@Peposed) November 23, 2017
- Charlie Stickney, the man behind White Ash, announced via Twitter exchange that he will have a table at SDCC 2018 in the Small Press area.
We've got a table in the small press area. If I see you listed on any Black Mask press, I'll swing by and say hello. Good luck with the book.
— Charlie Stickney (@CharlesStickney) November 24, 2017
- Tony Kim announced via Twitter that his Hero Within clothing line will return to exhibit at SDCC 2018.
— Hero Within (@HeroWithinInc) November 15, 2017