Author Archives: Kim Twombly

First Offsite for San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Disney D23 Member Mixer

It’s never too early to start thinking about San Diego Comic-Con 2018 – and just like that, we have our first offsite for next summer’s convention. D23, The Official Disney Fan Club, confirms that their annual D23 Member Mixer will be returning to San Diego during Comic-Con, on Friday, July 20, 2018. If the event is similar to previous years, tickets ... Read More »

Inside the LAIKA Experience in San Diego

The LAIKA Experience opened its doors this weekend just in time to celebrate Pride in San Diego and, obviously, San Diego Comic-Con. Visitors can stop by the interactive pop-up exhibit at 520 5th Avenue for 20-minute-or-so tours throughout the week, featuring puppets, sets, monsters and props to take you inside the world of LAIKA’s films. Each tour through the exhibit ... Read More »

The Black Eyed Peas Hit Comic-Con to Promote their 1st Graphic Novel

Global recording artists and music hit machine The Black Eyed Peas (will.i.am, Taboo, and apl.de.ap) will be at Comic-Con to celebrate the release of their first graphic novel, Masters of the Sun – The Zombie Chronicles, including a book signing within the Marvel booth, a Comic-Con panel, and an appearance and panel at VR Con offsite. Where you can catch ... Read More »

‘Doctor Who’ Materializing at the Omnia for a Fan Event

Last year, Comic-Con was very light on Doctor Who, which made sense given that no new episodes of the series aired from December 2015 all the way to April 2017. But for 2017 – Whovians rejoice, as it looks like this year the good Doctor will be returning with a bang. We already know that series star Peter Capaldi and showrunner ... Read More »

The San Diego Public Library Comic-Con 2017 Exclusive Library Cards

Get your limited edition 2017 Comic-Con Library Card from the San Diego Public Library! This year, there are three designs to choose from, designed by local artists Vince Alvendia, Robert McKeone, and Attiba Royster. Best of all, the cards are FREE to new users, and locals can replace their existing cards for $2 for adults and $1 for children. Swing by the ... Read More »

San Diego Symphony Presents “Rebels, Raiders and Supermen: The Music of John Williams” During San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Join the San Diego Symphony inside their home at Copley Symphony Hall for a special concert of music by the greatest soundtrack wizard of our time, John Williams. The concert — set for Saturday, July 22 — will feature famous excerpts from Jurassic Park, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Harry Potter, and, of course, the Star Wars movies, including selections ... Read More »

They Vant to Drink Your Blood: Appointments Available for the 2017 Blood Drive!

The San Diego Blood Bank returns to Comic-Con and the Manchester Hyatt for the annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive, celebrating it’s 40th anniversary! Taking place Thursday through Saturday of the convention, the SD Blood Bank has appointments available for booking at the below links. Walk-ins are also welcome, and no convention badge is needed to donate. Donation time varies by ... Read More »

Stan Lee Makes a Cameo at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

With 58 days to go until San Diego Comic-Con 2017, the Toucan Blog shares one final guest addition to SDCC’s already jam-packed lineup: Stan Lee! Writer, editor, publisher, Marvel Comics; co-creator, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men Lee marks the 15th and final wave of CCI’s guest announcements. Special guests typically receive a special “Spotlight” panel during the convention, so attendees have a ... Read More »

Chris Hardwick Brings ID10T Music Fest & Conival to the Bay Area

[UPDATE] 1-day and 2-day passes are now on sale at Live Nation. As if Chris Hardwick doesn’t have enough to do, he’s now bringing a music, entertainment, and comedy festival to the San Francisco Bay Area on June 24 and 25. Called ID10T Fest (pronounced I-D-ten-T), the event will be held at Shoreline Amphitheater and feature well-known music groups like Weezer and OK ... Read More »