General News

Under the Tents: Adam Savage, Mattel, Comic-Con Merit Badges, California Browncoats, Geek Chic Road Show

Well, it happened. San Diego Comic-Con International broke their long, sullen silence and announced badge sales this week. Returning Registration (formerly Preregistration) will go down next Saturday, March 11. Are you ready? Have you found your Badge Buddy/Buddies? Is your credit card paid off from last year yet? In the meantime, while visions of Comic-Con dance in our heads, we ... Read More »

Sixth Wave of Guests for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Announced

We know, okay? You want badge news. But first, we’ve got some news on Special Guests. The Toucan Blog has shared the next round of Special Guests headed to SDCC 2017: Marguerite Bennett • Writer, Batwoman, DC Bombshells Gail Carriger • Author, Parasol Protectorate, Finishing School series Mike Grell • Writer/artist: Starslayer, The Warlord, Jon Sable, Freelance John Holstrom • Cartoonist, ... Read More »

San Diego Officials Seek to Keep Convention Through 2021

Even though it can feel like the biggest question surrounding San Diego Comic-Con right now is when badges for 2017 will go on sale – it’s actually whether or not Comic-Con will need to find a new home in two years years, when its contract with the San Diego Convention Center comes to an end in 2018. Negotiations are currently underway ... Read More »

Fifth Wave of Guests for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Announced

We know, okay? You want badge news. But first, we’ve got some news on Special Guests. The Toucan Blog has shared the next round of Special Guests headed to SDCC 2017: Gemma Correll • Cartoonist, The Worrier’s Guide to Life, A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette Jonathan Maberry • Author, Joe Ledger Thrillers, Mars One Alex Simmons • Writer, artist, Blackjack Joe ... Read More »

SDCC Masquerade Entry Form and Rules For 2017 Announced

The Masquerade is one of San Diego Comic-Con’s most anticipated events, and for cosplayers hoping to be able to walk the stage in their finest, Comic-Con International today revealed details on the 43rd Annual Masquerade. You can find the official rules and entry form on their site. The event, to be held on Saturday, July 22 in Ballroom 20 at ... Read More »

Under the Tents: Pacific Rim 2, Kevin Eastman, Street Fighter, Mike Grell, Black Girl Nerds Meet-Up

Happy Valentine’s Day, UBlog readers! While we can’t conjure up badge news for you this morning, we can give you the gift of some other awesome Comic-Con related news – including word that we may be getting something Pacific Rim 2 related, as well as appearances from the likes of Kevin Eastman, Mike Grell, Street Fighter, and more. Here’s a look ... Read More »

Fourth Wave of Guests for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Announced

We know, okay? You want badge news. And honestly, we think at some point within the next two weeks, we’ll have some – but first, we’ve got some news on Special Guests. The Toucan Blog has shared the next round of Special Guests headed to SDCC 2017: Simon Hanselmann • Cartoonist, Megahex Robin Hobb • Author, The Farseer Trilogy, The Fitz ... Read More »

Third Wave of Guests for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Announced

While there’s still no news on Returning Registration (apart from CCI’s promise that they are working on it, which basically feels like they may as well have posted the “Hang In There” poster from Mr. Robot) – that doesn’t mean that there’s no news about Comic-Con 2017. The Toucan Blog has shared the next round of Special Guests headed to SDCC 2017: Box Brown • ... Read More »

Second Wave of Guests for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Announced

As most of you are (im)patiently waiting for news on badge sales, Comic-Con International has offered the second wave of official word on just who you can find at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. From the Toucan Blog, here’s the list of the first Special Guests headed to SDCC 2017: Paul Dini • Writer, Dark Knight: A True Batman Story, ... Read More »

San Diego Convention Center Expansion Gets More Good News

There’s more good news this year for the San Diego Convention Center expansion, as it cleared another major hurdle. While the Chargers announced a move to Los Angeles earlier this month – effectively ending all future discussions of any combined ‘convadium’ – there still were, and still are, plenty of other obstacles in the way for a contiguous San Diego ... Read More »