They Vant to Drink Your Blood: Appointments Available for the 2017 Blood Drive!

The San Diego Blood Bank returns to Comic-Con and the Manchester Hyatt for the annual Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive, celebrating it’s 40th anniversary! Taking place Thursday through Saturday of the convention, the SD Blood Bank has appointments available for booking at the below links. Walk-ins are also welcome, and no convention badge is needed to donate. Donation time varies by ... Read More »

Enter to Win Geeky Hooker’s ‘Literary Yarns’ Book

If you’re anything like us, you absolutely love Geeky Hooker’s crocheted critters, which she hides around the convention center for attendees to find and take home (and make sure you’re following her on both Twitter and Facebook for information on the drops!). She creates adorably geeky creations, ranging from Deadpool to Batman and more. What you may not know, though, ... Read More »

Stan Lee Makes a Cameo at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

With 58 days to go until San Diego Comic-Con 2017, the Toucan Blog shares one final guest addition to SDCC’s already jam-packed lineup: Stan Lee! Writer, editor, publisher, Marvel Comics; co-creator, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men Lee marks the 15th and final wave of CCI’s guest announcements. Special guests typically receive a special “Spotlight” panel during the convention, so attendees have a ... Read More »

SDConCast 5/24/17 – 25 Cent Wonder on The Half Cent Podcast

We’re joined by special guest Patrick Ballesteros, artist of the 25 Cent Wonders series, Punny Sweaters, and so much more. We’ll be talking about Comic-Con, art, and all the things exhibiting in Artist Alley involves. Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news and more. We’ll kick things off at 6:30PM PT/9:30PM ET. Join in on the ... Read More »

The Television Shows of SDCC 2017 — The Broadcast Networks

Television series comprise a huge chunk of the schedule for San Diego Comic-Con — and every year it seems like they become a larger and larger piece of the pie. The lines for Ballroom 20 are starting to rival even those of Hall H, and they won’t be getting any shorter any time soon. As the anticipation builds for the ... Read More »

Drink Your Way to San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with Pepsi Fire

[UPDATE] Thanks to eagle-eyed reader Yvonne Chavarin, it appears that the Pepsi Fire contest has removed San Diego Comic-Con as a prize. [PREVIOUS] Pepsi Fire has a red-hot contest, where you can sip your way to attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, or win other great prizes, including Nintendo Switch prize packs, a trip to Lollapalooza, a chance to attend a Conan ... Read More »

Chris Hardwick Confirms No ‘Nerdist Podcast Live’ or Stand-Up Show at SDCC 2017

Amid all of the excitement around this week’s announced Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and The Adventure Zone shows at the Balboa Theater, many attendees noticed something: This didn’t leave a lot of room in the schedule for Chris Hardwick’s annual Nerdist Podcast Live taping. Today, on a Facebook Live video, Hardwick confirmed what many had thought: There won’t be a podcast recording this year, ... Read More »

Con Flashback: 10 Years A Con Goer

Welcome to another edition of Con Flashback, where staff from the SDCC Unofficial Blog take a stroll down memory lane thanks in part to your suggestions! This week’s suggestion comes to us from Stephanie Shamblin via Twitter: Evic Oropilla I look back at SDCC 2006 with fond memories as I remember it as being more fun than stressful as I ... Read More »

Under the Tents: Wynnona Earp, Rick and Morty, Geeky Hooker, Digital LA

The floodgates are beginning to open as far as SDCC news goes. We’ve seen more SDCC exclusives announced from Hasbro this week and expect more exclusives from more companies to be announced soon (we’re looking at you, Mattel and Mezco). In the meantime, let’s take a look at more SDCC news from some of our favorite artists and vendors. Here’s ... Read More »