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d6mafia’s Guide to San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 may be behind us, but it’s never too late to start thinking about next year. One of our readers, Patrick Donahue of, alerted us of a video guide to SDCC they produced during this year’s convention. And like our friend House of Darkly‘s The Art of War: SDCC Edition, we’re mightily impressed at the effort ... Read More »

SDCC 2013 – More from the ‘Godzilla Encounter’

We were able to take our time through the Godzilla Encounter offsite activation at SDCC this year, so we shot some video of the awesome entrance to the event set up like a Japan street. Custom manga posters, boutiques with fashions created only for the event, and a real Ramen noodle shop complete with menus and served food! Check out ... Read More »

2013 SDCC Swag, and What it Means for 2014

It is undeniable that the landscape of freebies at San Diego Comic-Con was different in 2013. Although we’ve seen a steady trend away from the glory years of freebies at the show, it seemed to be a consistent opinion by show attendees that this year signified a movement by exhibitors to move the swag to the low end of their ... Read More »

Amazing Spider-Man 2 tumblr Meetup – Surprise Cast Appearance

What we thought would be a fun, free event with pizza and drinks at Basic for the Amazing Spider-Man tumblr Official Meetup sponsored by Entertainment Weekly turned out to be a mini panel with Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx and Marc Webb making a surprise appearance to talk about the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 in an intimate venue. As we say, only ... Read More »

SDCC 2013 – Nintendo Gaming Lounge

The Nintendo Gaming Lounge returned to the Marriott Marquis and Marina ballroom in 2013. Wall-to-wall with new and upcoming releases, Pokemon and Animal Crossing-themed lounge areas, tons of events like Donkey Kong, Mario and Zelda photo areas, an interactive Mario and Luigi kiosk, themed characters walking about and tons of giveaways. And you didn’t even need a badge! It was ... Read More »

SDCC 2013 – Marvel Studios Panel

Marvel sure did come out in full force at Comic-Con 2013, and the D23 Effect proved to be non-existent judging from their showing in Hall H. Captain America: The Winter Soldier cast and crew kicked things off on Saturday afternoon, and a surprise appearance from the cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy by way of a same-day flight ... Read More »

SDCC 2013 – The Gaslamp Quarter

Ever wonder what it’s like outside of the Convention Center? We take a stroll in the Gaslamp Quarter to give you a first person view of the excitement and events down the main strip. Stay tuned for more panel videos from Comic-Con 2013. Read More »