Author Archives: The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog Staff

The Shruggie Awards of San Diego Comic-Con 2017 – Nominations

San Diego Comic-Con was filled to the brim this year with a lot of amazing things – including panels, exclusives, offsites, and so much more. We’re excited to launch our first ever The Shruggie Awards, which, despite the name, is not celebrating the “wtf-ness” of the convention (though there’s plenty of that to go around as well!). No, these are the ... Read More »

WonderCon Anaheim 2017 Wrap-Up: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

WonderCon Anaheim 2017 is officially behind us, and after a very rocky last year in Los Angeles, this year proved to be almost nothing but smooth sailing. Sure, a little more guidance on where to park for the convention would have been nice, and that line for badge pick-up on Friday was maybe a little ridiculous. But for the most ... Read More »

APRIL FOOL’S: Hollywood Abandoning San Diego Comic-Con

HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S! San Diego Comic-Con – the pop culture juggernaut founded in 1970 – will look a lot different this year. In shocking news this morning, the Hollywood studios have announced they are all abandoning the convention. “Twentieth Century Fox started the trend last year by skipping the convention, and when we really thought about it, we realized that promoting ... Read More »

NECA San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Exclusives [UPDATE July 11]

NECA always brings some high-quality exclusives to the table, and this year’s San Diego Comic-Con offerings look to be no different. [UPDATE May 25] NECA is holding a presale for their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives for attendees to pick-up at the booth only. Although it was previously announced that some exclusives would have a limited inventory available online during the ... Read More »

Enchantment Under the SDCC 2016 Announcement

Great Scott! The people have spoken. We recently asked if our readers would be interested in a venue change and ticket sales for Enchantment Under the SDCC — our annual reader party where we celebrate you by showering you with goodie bags, raffle prizes, really bad jokes from your charming hosts, and more — if it meant a guaranteed spot and ... Read More »

Friday Fun Poll: SDCC 2016 Showdown

[Editor’s Note: It’s been a very long week, so we’re bringing back… the Friday Fun Poll!] San Diego Comic-Con 2016 has seemed an awful lot like it’s boldly going, at times, towards… inconsistency. And by that, we mean that it seems like there are two competing themes, each trying to take dominance over this year’s convention. On the one hand, ... Read More »

Real Talk Thursday: Enchantment Under the SDCC

Tomorrow will mark the return of our Friday Fun Poll, but tonight, we’re kicking off our semi-irregular Real Talk Thursday, because we can and we’re drunk with power. This week, we’re going to talk about our very own Enchantment Under the SDCC event, taking place on Wednesday, July 20 (Preview Night). We strive, every single year, to bring you the ... Read More »

APRIL FOOL’S: Comic-Con International Announces Everything Is Now a Lottery

After Wednesday’s big news that this year’s San Diego Comic-Con hotel sale would operate essentially as a lottery through the use of a randomized waiting room, Comic-Con International revealed today that they aren’t through making changes. New for 2016, they’ve announced that everything will be a lottery. “We  know how much our attendees love lotteries,” Dale Glanzer, the cousin of ... Read More »

Hasbro San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives [UPDATE July 1]

When it comes to San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, it doesn’t get bigger than Hasbro. With license to manufacture toys that are consistently at the top of the pop culture want list, this booth is always one of the craziest and has broken the spirits of more SDCC attendees than the Hall H line ever has. That said, if you want ... Read More »

Mattel San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Exclusives [UPDATE July 1]

When it comes to San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, the cornerstones of the con have consistently been Hasbro and Mattel. With license to manufacture toys that are consistently at the top of the pop culture want list, both booths have been the craziest for many of Comic-Con’s years. To address the frenzied crowds, Mattel introduced a pre-sale system a few years ... Read More »