Author Archives: Kerry Dixon

Zachary Levi Announced as Host for ‘Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con’

Although yesterday’s news of Nerd HQ not returning to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con broke a lot of hearts yesterday — fear not, as just as promised, Zachary Levi still has something up his sleeve. Syfy just announced that Levi will be hosting the second annual Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con, the live telecast that offers celebrity interviews, insider party coverage, ... Read More »

Nerd HQ Won’t Be Happening at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Your San Diego Comic-Con scheduling conflicts may have just gotten a little easier. Nerd HQ — arguably the best offsite at San Diego Comic-Con since it debuted in 2011 — just announced that they won’t be returning this year. “As many of you know, here at Nerd HQ, every single year, we try to not only present you with Nerd HQ, ... Read More »

SDCC 2017 Hotel Waitlist Set to Begin May 15

Hotelpocalypse is (almost) finally over. E-mails with instructions about this year’s hotel waitlist – which will open on Monday, May 15 – are going out now. Rooms from Hotelpocalpyse were allocated (supposedly, anyway) based on timestamp of when you entered the form to fill out your information, and then assigned in two groups, the last of which was this last Monday. ... Read More »

Friday Fun Poll: Prize Mule Droppings

Sometimes, on Fridays, we like to ask stupid questions — we’re just as excited for the weekend as you are. Though today’s question isn’t so stupid. As we gear up for Adventures of Prize Mule this July, in addition to awesome prizes from awesome companies, we will also have items that we’ll be giving out from The San Diego Comic-Con ... Read More »

Funko Fundays Returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Funko Fundays – the celebration for fans of all things Funko – is returning to San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 21, at 8:30 PM (doors open at 6:45PM) at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Tickets for the event are $140, and will go on sale on Wednesday, May 17 at 10AM PT. The link will be posted to ... Read More »

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 »