Editorials/Opinions

Setting Your SDCC Budget

With badges secured and hotels being booked there’s no better time to start thinking about creating a budget than now. I know this isn’t the funnest thing to do, but it is essential to keep you on track and prevent a trip to the poorhouse. The goal is to have fun at the San Diego Comic-Con and not put yourself heavily ... Read More »

Getting Ready For SDCC: Four Months And Counting…

If you were fortunate enough to survive gauntlet of the recent badge sales and the hotel lottery, then let me be the first to say for all your bleeding, you deserve a Purple Heart. There have been more references comparing it to The Hunger Games then a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Unfortunately, there is no rest for the weary. As ... Read More »

A Case for Staying Downtown and in the Gaslamp Quarter During SDCC

Eating at San Diego Comic-Con

Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series of two “point/counter-point” articles on where to stay during San Diego Comic-Con, leading up to Tuesday’s hotel reservation sale. Please be sure to read our first article in the series, “A Case For Staying Outside of the Gaslamp During SDCC”, so that you can decide which hotel selections are best for you! ... Read More »

A Case for Staying Outside of the Gaslamp During SDCC

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of two “point/counter-point” articles on where to stay during San Diego Comic-Con, leading up to Tuesday’s hotel reservation sale. Please check out our second article in the series, “A Case for Staying Downtown and in the Gaslamp Quarter During SDCC”, so that you can decide which hotel selections are best for you! ... Read More »

A LOTR Fans Explains Her Excitement for SDCC

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Shannon O’Toole, a life long fan of The Lord of the Rings. In it, she details why any Tolkein head should be super excited for this year’s con (yes, it’s more than just the big Hobbit panel). After subjecting my family to years of longing sighs and sad, drawn out groans every ... Read More »

Insider’s Guide to Volunteering at the Con

Editor’s Note: Today we have another great guest post, this time by Deanne Cooper. She runs the site Generation Kill Insider and is a big advocate for SDCC Volunteering. I know that most people believe that Disney is the happiest place on Earth.  Personally, I believe that those people have never been to SDCC.  If they had, they would certainly know that ... Read More »

Advertising at the Con – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of our guest post by Gary Kelly, ad guy and Comic Con attendee. If you missed Part 1, check it out here. Love it or hate it, advertising is a fact of life at SDCC. The movies, products and games hawked  during those four days are going to make big bucks. So how can you ... Read More »

Advertising at the Con – Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a Two-Part Guest Post by Gary Kelly, ad guy and Comic Con attendee. I hope you enjoy. SDCC isn’t just about panels, long lines and cosplay. It’s also about advertising. Lots of advertising.  From the big Hollywood studios to the smallest table in Artists Alley, it can seem like everyone is trying to sell ... Read More »

San Diego Comic-Con 2011: The Biggest Disappointments

Hall H SDCC 2011

There’s a lot left to think post-mortem about this year’s Comic-Con. Certainly there were some big issues that didn’t sit well with a lot of you. Generally, we were pleased with this year’s convention, but everyone’s a critic and we’ll take our turn with what we thought could have gone better, with the hopes that CCI is watching and will ... Read More »