Editorials/Opinions

San Diego Convention Center Expansion: An Update

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Is the San Diego Convention Center being expanded? Right now, that’s still an open-ended question, but it’s important to note that there are three different convention center plans. So let’s break them down that way. Plan One – Contiguous: The original contiguous expansion plan (meaning that it would be an add-on to the current facility) is currently in limbo. Although ... Read More »

Marriott Expansion Paves Way for Comic-Con Growth

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Comic-Con’s neighbor hotel, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, is wrapping up over a year and a half of construction on an expansion project that is adding a huge amount of event space to the hotel, including two ballrooms that are the largest on the West Coast. Attendees may have seen the early stages of construction during last year’s Comic-Con ... Read More »

Lessons Learned: Never Assume, It Can Be A Legendary Mistake

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With San Diego Comic-Con over and my euphoria beginning to wain, I can now reflect back on this year’s Comic-Con and point out a lesson I re-learned this year and that should be one of your ten SDCC commandments: NEVER ASSUME anything and make sure to always ask questions! This year for some odd reason I forgot to do this. ... Read More »

EDITORIAL: The San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale Failed On Every Level – And Why That’s Not Acceptable

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UPDATE: At 6:08PM PT on March 27, 2015, Comic-Con International issued this statement to us: We’re obviously disappointed the hotel sale didn’t run as smoothly as we would have liked. Our attendees are very important to us and we have worked very hard to secure more room blocks and reduced rates at area hotels. We continue to strive to provide ... Read More »

Exploring the Marvel Experience

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Since Comic-Con can’t come soon enough, we can be satisfied for now by The Marvel Experience, the “hyper-reality tour” that takes you inside the world of Marvel, currently open at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego. It has been extended until Sunday, March 1st. Tickets are still available on The Marvel Experience web site. In short, the Experience is a fun and ... Read More »

History Channel ‘Vikings’ Season 3 Premiere Review: Does The New Episode Live up to SDCC 2014 Panel Expectations

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History Channel’s first ever scripted saga, Vikings, is ready to raid television sets once again with season three, premiering Thursday, February 19th at 10ET/9CT. The historical drama explores the tale of the legendary Norseman, Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel), and follows his ambitious exploits.  The show has spent two seasons building strong momentum with a fantastic storyline full of intense ... Read More »

3Dlight FX Review: Captain America’s Shield

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Nightlights aren’t just for kids, as Canadian 3D deco lights company 3DlightFX has been proving. The company offers a wide selection of 3D lights that can be fixed to the wall, that come with their signature “crack stickers” to make it appear like the lights are literally bursting out of your wall and into your home. They’ve partnered with several ... Read More »

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Review

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On January 15, 2015, I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the 20th Century Fox movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. The promotion was run by Uber for one night only: 50 cities, 50 screenings. Most impressive is the fact that this is a UK film not scheduled for wide release in the UK until January 29, 2015, ... Read More »