Author Archives: Kerry Dixon

GIVEAWAY: Tickets to Hop-Con 5.0: The w00tstout Festival

Hop-Con – one of our favorite, beertastic, offsite events – is returning for version 5.0 in it’s usual Comic-Con Wednesday timeslot at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station during San Diego Comic-Con. The event, which features “beer geekery” in a setting that includes drink, food, and fun, is set for 7PM-11PM — and tickets are now on sale. Best of ... Read More »

Editorial: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Hotelpocalypse?

#Hotelpocalypse is probably not the hashtag that Comic-Con International was hoping would trend, or be written about by San Diego’s own Union-Tribune. But it was — and for good reason, as every year, even with very slow progress (thanks for offering attendees more insight into the process this year, CCI!), the San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale process is still a ... Read More »

I Didn’t Get A Hotel Room – Now What?

Many of you have heard about your San Diego Comic-Con 2017 hotel placement fate. Many of you… still haven’t. Here’s the good news: Comic-Con said that you would be alerted “no later” than May 15 if you weren’t able to be placed into a hotel room. That implies, to us, that they may use some returned inventory from Group 2 ... Read More »

Fourteenth Wave of San Diego Comic-Con Special Guests Announced

We are under 75 days until San Diego Comic-Con 2017, and the steam train of announcements keeps on rolling. Today we’ve got some more news for you — on another round of Special Guests you’ll be seeing at the convention. The Toucan Blog has shared the next round of Special Guests headed to SDCC 2017: Erica Henderson • Artist, The Unbeatable ... Read More »

SDCCBlog.com Announcements: Parties, Prize Mules, & More

Get ready to rev your engines, because here at The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog, we’ve got a few big announcements that we’re excited to share with you. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: Enchantment Under the SDCC is on hiatus for 2017, while we fine-tune it in the shop and figure out how to install ... Read More »

Hotelpocalypse 2017 Recap: Hurry Up and Wait

Oh, Hotelpocalypse. Thank the Comic-Con Gods you only happen once a year. Thanks in large part to Comic-Con International’s decision to actually inform attendees this year about more of the process behind the hotel sale (thanks, CCI!) — the actual day of the 2017 General Hotel Sale went pretty smoothly. Sure, there’s the take-ten-years-off-your-life stress of worrying about what hotel you’re going ... Read More »

‘Conan’ Returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with Four Shows

The Spreckels Theatre caused a bit of commotion over the weekend when eagle-eyed Outside Comic-Con caught a glimpse of their marquee, which stated Conan would be heading back to San Diego Comic-Con for just three dates this year: Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22. Oh hey look! @ConanOBrien returns to #SDCC at the Spreckles. Three days this year, Thurs-Sat. @TeamCoco #Conan ... Read More »

What to Expect: SDCC Preparation for May 2017

It’s now May, and that means in 79 short days, San Diego Comic-Con will be upon us. Are you prepared? Well, alright, no one is probably ever completely prepared, but your best option for ensuring you make the most of the behemoth that is Comic-Con is keeping up with the important information. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here’s ... Read More »