In just four weeks, we’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con, trying to take in all that the convention has to offer and probably already sitting in line for Hall H. But for now, we’ll have to make due with catching up with all kinds of San Diego Comic-Con news about what we’ll be seeing in San Diego. Today’s edition of Under the Tents has news on several exclusives, including offerings from 3A Toys, TOPPS!, several artists, and more. We’ve also gotten word of a band performing at sold-out offsite SherlockeDCC, hints of new venues for this year’s Comic-Con, and much more.
And don’t forget to check our Offsite Event calendar, presented by Eventbrite. New events added daily, like GEEKS! THE MUSICAL.
Here’s the news you might have missed:
- 3A Toys has unveiled a sneak peak at what we presume is a collaboration with IDW, titled “The Adventures of Isobelle Pascha”. Although no additional details about the figure were given, the company did reveal this image on its blog:
- 3A also released more images in a post titled “SDCC Cosplay“, for “Cosplay Square Miu Mint + Vanilla”. It’s either a set of exclusives, or a very bored intern at the 3A Toys office:
- Toy Wars is currently offering a presale on its site for a Comic-Con exclusive of a Loki Mini Film Cell from Thor 2: The Dark World. The cells are limited to just 150 pieces, and is available for $25 with pick-up at SDCC only.
- There’s good news and bad news, Sherlock fans. The good news is, if you’ll be attending SherlockeDCC, Lisa and Gina Gomez, better known as the band Gemini, will be performing their pop/rock music for attendees. The bad news is, if you don’t already have a ticket, the event sold out weeks ago.
- TOPPS! revealed one of its upcoming San Diego Comic-Con exclusives on Facebook, in the form of a set of Mars Attacks figures. The set includes a Martian Soldier and ‘Baracula’, a Presidential Monster.
- Artist Patrick Ballesteros continued his Friday reveals by posting a new “25 Cent Wonders” sketch on Twitter, featuring everyone’s favorite space cowboys. You’ll be able to find Ballesteros in Artists Alley at table D08.
25 cent Friday! These kids now how to stir up some trouble. #Firefly #25centwonders#patrickballesteros #SDCC2014 pic.twitter.com/94rDy4T1YW
— Patrick Ballesteros SDCC DD-08 (@PatrickBallest) June 27, 2014
- Artist John Picacio unveiled his latest piece of artwork, titled “El Corazon”, on FreakSugar.com. Picacio will be siging copies of the poster at SDCC.
- Juan Muniz posted a preview of one of his Comic-Con exclusives on Instagram. Muniz will be offering this Ghostbusters themed wall graphic decal:
- Artist Val Hoechberg showed a preview of her Comic-Con booth for San Diego on tumblr, which appears to have fanart from Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Marvel, and more:
- Artist Camilla d’Errico will be bringing a new series of paintings, titled “Sweets & Treats” to Comic-Con. d’Errico revealed one of the paintings on her site. Pieces can be picked up at Booth #4723, and artwork starts at $550.
- Artist Bobby Rubio revealed the cover to his comic 4Gun Conclusion on Twitter, and told a fan that anyone wanting to pre-order can e-mail or tweet him and he will put aside a copy for them at SDCC.
Here is the cover to my comic #4GunConclusion Just doing some last minute tweaks! Happy Friday Everybody! #ComicCon pic.twitter.com/Tlw2tXYCdv
— Bobby Alcid Rubio (@Bobby_Rubio) June 27, 2014
“@ymercado: @Bobby_Rubio Is there a pre-order to pick up at SDCC?” Yes, for all fans at SDCC, just email,tweet & I'll put a copy on hold 4 u
— Bobby Alcid Rubio (@Bobby_Rubio) June 28, 2014
- Felix Comic Art, home of Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, revealed a preview of one of O’Malley’s limited edition prints headed for Comic-Con. The message on Twitter also indicated that there would be signings at the Felix Comic Art booth throughout the weekend, and to stop by for the schedule.
Sneak peek! Artwork to @radiomaru ltd ed print for #SDCC2014! Come by our booth for signing schedule! #SECONDS pic.twitter.com/l6TTwDydtk
— Felix Comic Art (@FelixComicArt) June 27, 2014
- Munky King Toys revealed the final version of Luke Chueh’s vinyl toy, “Bitch: The Golden Fleece edition”:
- Artist Jeff Stokely is currently taking Comic-Con pre-orders on his site, but only 5, so hurry!
- Continuing their daily countdown to Comic-Con with a Toucan Tip of the Day, CCI warned attendees that despite the heat, it’s best to bring a hoodie or jacket, as it can get cold in the air-conditioned official SDCC areas — and listed off several areas, that included the Omni San Diego hotels and the Horton Grand Theatre. Neither of these venues have been San Diego Comic-Con official areas before, so what could CCI be planning for this year? We’ll just have to wait and see. Here’s the text from the Toucan Blog:
Trust us … we’re not about to tell you what to wear to Comic-Con (besides your official Comic-Con T-shirt … click here to pre-order our 2014 shirts)! But you should keep in mind a couple of things: even though San Diego weather in late July ranges from warm to downright hot, the Convention Center and other official SDCC areas (the Marriott Marquis and Marina, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the Manchester Grand Hyatt, and the Omni San Diego hotels, plus the Horton Grand Theatre), can be chilly due to air conditioning. We recommend you bring along a light jacket, hoodie, or sweater, for your days inside Comic-Con’s various locations and nights outside, when San Diego tends to cool down a bit.
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.