Editorials/Opinions

  • The Programming Problem: The Wrong Kind of Surprise

    Why the movie studios of Hall H need to stop the trend of not announcing which properties will be showcased at their panels.

  • The Rise and Fall of Comic Conventions?

    Are too many conventions over-saturating the market?

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: The Team’s Favorite Moments

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Every year The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog reflects on the week that was and highlights the top moments of SDCC. As with last year, we’ve asked each of our team members to come up with their favorites and describe in their own words what made each so special. Take a look below to see what the Blog’s top moments ... Read More »

SDCC 2014: The Programming Problem

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This was a very strange year for the programming schedule of San Diego Comic-Con, particularly that of Hall H. The lines were the worst we’d ever seen them for Saturday’s programming, and yet, on Thursday, which included Benedict Cumberbatch, Mathew McConaughey, and Christopher Nolan’s Comic-Con debuts, you could walk right in and get a seat in roughly the first half ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con: Looking Ahead to 2015

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Even though we aren’t even done with our 2014 coverage, we’re already starting to look forward to 2015. And when we say “look forward to”, we actually mean “start planning” because in the world of San Diego Comic-Con, there’s no such thing as “too early”. So we found some tidbits of information relating to next year’s SDCC that our readers ... Read More »

Zachary Levi Reveals Nerd HQ Crowdfunding Tactics

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Three years ago, whether he intended to or not, Zachary Levi changed San Diego Comic-Con for the better. While there had always been offsite events and installations in the Gaslamp surrounding the convention center, often referred to as the “Comic-Con campus”, there had never been anything quite like Nerd HQ. With its alternative panel programming, meant for those both who ... Read More »

Editorial: How ‘Psych’ Shaped My SDCC Experience

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We all have our Comic-Con firsts — our first experience at the convention, our first panel, our first reason for even attending. And the magical thing about SDCC, is that even though we’re all attending the same convention, no one is there for the same reason, and no one shares the same experience within those four to five days. Two ... Read More »

Reader Response: Preregistration Changes – Good Or Bad?

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When Comic-Con International announced earlier this week that they would be changing the way the EPIC Registration waiting room would function, basing your place in line to purchase tickets on a randomized algorithm rather than the nano-second you arrived at the website, chaos ensued. A lot of our readers have strong opinions about whether or not the changes are positive ... Read More »

Editorial: The Rise and Fall of Comic Conventions?

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Believe me when I say, when you’re at the top, everyone is aiming for you. That’s how Comic-Con International must feel over the past couple of years. San Diego Comic-Con, the Grand Daddy of Comic-Cons, has operated at capacity attendance since 2007, and the difficulty in getting a badge for just a single day has caused fans to look elsewhere ... Read More »

Dear Santa: San Diego Comic-Con Wish List (Part 2)

Awesome offsite events and cool things happening outside the convention center are at the top of a lot of our reader's Wish Lists.

We’ve already given Santa our Wish List for Comic Con, but we also asked our readers to share some of the things at the top of their lists. We hope you’ve all been good this year, because we’d love to see any number of these things happen. Badges Some of our readers asked for a sort of VIP badge experience, ... Read More »

Dear Santa: San Diego Comic-Con Wish List (Part 1)

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In case you somehow hadn’t guessed, we’re pretty big Comic Con fans around here. We love the atmosphere, the volume and diversity in their panel offerings, and we even love the food (well, assuming by food you mean in the Gaslamp, and not in the convention center. One can only eat so many pretzels in a week before you go ... Read More »