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EXCLUSIVE: Toddland Reuniting with Bob’s Burgers for WonderCon and San Diego Comic-Con in 2017

We’ve got a juicy double announcement, all about our friends at toddland: They’re teaming up with Bob’s Burgers again for both WonderCon and San Diego Comic-Con. As anyone who walked the show floor at San Diego last year can testify, toddland’s Bob’s Burgers restaurant booth setup was one of the coolest things in the exhibit hall. WonderCon attendees will get to experience the ... Read More »

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 »

GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 4 (Week 3)

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a regularly recurring post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon over the years. Each post will include a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the ... 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 »

GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 4 (Week 2)

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a regularly recurring post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon over the years. Each post will include a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the ... Read More »

GeekShot Exclusive Photo Series Vol. 4 (Week 1)

Welcome to the GeekShot Photo Exclusive Series. This will be a regularly recurring post featuring cool, interesting, or just plain awesome moments we have captured during San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon over the years. Each post will include a photo by Beth or James of GeekShot Photography. We may include a short story about the photo, but sometimes we’ll just let the ... Read More »

San Diego Convention Center Corporation Predicts $1.1 Billion Regional Economic Impact in 2017; Comic-Con Still Top Performer

With the Chargers now moving to Los Angeles, there may be some renewed interest in a San Diego Convention Center expansion — and one of the best cases for such a project is that it continues to attract some huge names (including not only San Diego Comic-Con, but also a slew of medical conferences in 2017), which bring with them money, jobs, ... Read More »

‘Nobility’ Wants to Send You to San Diego Comic-Con 2017

While Returning Registration – formerly known as Preregistration – won’t be taking place until early 2017, that doesn’t mean that this fall is shaping up to be low on Comic-Con news. After yesterday’s news of a contest from Fox Home Entertainment and Amazon.com to send one lucky winner and a guest to San Diego Comic-Con 2017, we’ve got word of ... Read More »

‘The San Diego Conquest’ Comic Launches on Kickstarter

The path to a certain convention in San Diego is often fraught with peril, obstacles both great and small, heartbreak — and hopefully, a lot of joy. That’s what writer Mario Candelaria (Ashes, Corktown), illustrator Rob Alan (The Heart Collector), colorist Lesley Atlansky, and letterer Taylor Esposito plan to explore in their comic, The San Diego Conquest. The comic, an “homage ... Read More »

San Diego ‘Convadium’ Measures Fail — Where Does Expansion Go From Here?

Tuesday’s election wasn’t just about electing our next President (or even the Senate). In every state, there are also local ballot measures — and in San Diego, that included two proposed measures that could have seen a new Chargers stadium and a convention center annex built downtown. Now, both of those measures have been defeated. The Citizens’ Plan, spearheaded by attorney ... Read More »