Author Archives: Andy Wagner

Under the Tents: Funko, Her Universe, House of Blues, Hollywood Science Fiction Museum

After months of waiting, CCI finally announced the date for Open Registration as April 8. Hopefully, you’ve read our Open Registration Visual Guide. If not, we definitely recommend it. Maybe you’re one of those lucky ones who scored badges at Returning Registration this year. Either way, while you’re gathering your resources for Open Reg or just gathering a hot cup ... Read More »

WonderPost: ComiXology, Batgirl, David F. Sandberg, Plop Cartoons, Gabriel Luna

WonderCon week is finally here (SQUEE!). Have you downloaded your update for the CCI app yet? Hopefully, you’re gathering all the info you need for that handy-dandy spreadsheet to help you navigate WonderCon 2017. Here’s a look at the news you might have missed: For all the Archie/Riverdale fans, artist James Silvani teased some artwork he’ll have available at WonderCon 2017. ... Read More »

Flat Bonnie WonderCon 2017 Exclusives Announced

One of the highlights of any con is the exclusives. Flat Bonnie, the makers of adorable plush who give a portion of all proceeds to rabbit rescues, is returning to WonderCon this year at Booth #2130 with two exclusive items. Can’t get to WonderCon this year? Not a problem. Flat Bonnie has set up an online pre-order. Here’s a look at this ... Read More »

WonderCon Anaheim Discounts Announced for Disneyland, Medieval Times

One of the benefits of moving WonderCon back to Anaheim is the fact that it’s right across the street from one of the world’s most famous attractions: Disneyland. Not only that, but you’re mere minutes away from Medieval Times. Whether you’re into jousting, giant turkey legs, and delicious mead, or you just want to chill at the “House of Mouse,” ... Read More »

Short-Term Rentals: A Viable Alternative to Hotelpocalypse?

Hotelpocalypse. Say the word, and chills run down every SDCC attendee’s spine. The name by which Comic-Con International’s hotel lottery has come to be known is no less descriptive as it is accurate. Just as with SDCC badges, there are far fewer hotel rooms than there are people who want them – 19,500 or so rooms in the CCI hotel block compared to ... Read More »

Editorial: Breaking Up (With Exclusives) Is Hard to Do

MattyCollector, what have you done to me? Last year, you seduced me with your wares, and I dove head-first into the world of Comic-Con exclusive pre-orders. I was nervous and trembling, but you took my hand and led me through the process so gently. Then, I found it: Leonard Nimoy in his Spock costume leaning against his 1964 Buick Riviera. ... Read More »

Under the Tents: Factory Entertainment, Image Comics, DC Cosplayer Photoshoot, Del Rey, Dan Veesenmeyer

The floodgates are open. Returning Registration (formerly Preregistration) is soon upon us, and more artists/exhibitors are announcing their presence at SDCC. Are you ready for Saturday? Check out our Returning Registration Visual Guide to make sure you are. In the meantime, you can mark more items on your Comic-Con calendar. Here’s a look at the news you might have missed: ... Read More »