Under The Tents: Street Fighter Exclusives, Russ Manning Award, Signings and Artist Appearances…and Katee Sackhoff!

Comic-Con 2012 lobby security door crowd before openWith March behind us, it’s now less than four months until the big SDCC weekend. Get excited for today’s UTT full of Street Fighter exclusives, artist appearances, Russ Manning nominations, Katee Sackhoff and more.

Here’s the news you may have missed:

  • Comic Artist and writer Otis Frampton has announced his appearance for SDCC via his convention appearances website page.
  • Capo Toys has announced via their Twitter account that they are planning on bringing some Street Fighter exclusives to Comic Con.  Any special requests? Let them know, they are listening…


  • Prepare for some geek and gamer goodies.  Loot Crate, a monthly subscription service which delivers awesome goodies to geeks and gamers, have announced on their Twitter account that they will be attending the Con this summer.

  • Young adult author Kiersten White revealed through her Twitter account that she will be attending 3 upcoming conventions, including SDCC.


  • Jim Benton, creator of It’s Happy Bunny has confirmed via his Twitter account that he will be signing at San Diego Comic-Con.

  • Actress Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) confirmed during a reddit AMA that she will be at Comic-Con, hopefully at Nerd HQ.

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  • cereal:geek publisher James Eatock’s announced via Twitter that the magazine will have a table at SDCC. Joining Eatock will be comic book writer and color artist Val Staples.  The table number is still to be announced.

  • CCI announced that nominations for the 32nd annual Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award are due by April 30. The Manning Award honors “a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics”. The qualifications and submission information can be found on Comic-Con International’s website.

Is there anything we missed?  Let us know in the comments.

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