Editorials/Opinions

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 »

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 »