Under the Tents: Con Man, Flying TARDIS, Xbox, Bill Finger Award, Des Taylor, Ed Piskor

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Even though it’s only March, we promise, San Diego Comic-Con will be here before you know it.

In this edition of Under the Tents, we have news on Kickstarters that could potentially bring you some very cool things, a full-sized flying TARDIS, an anti-bullying book, and an update on Xbox.

Here’s some news you might have missed:

  • Comic-Con favorites, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion tweeted that Con Man hopes to have a premiere at SDCC 2015. In case you have been living in a cave, their hugely successful Indiegogo project for a first season is already funded and continuing to raise funds for more content and goodies. Check out our previous article for more details.

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  • Artist Cesare Asaro has posted on Twitter two new tarot card previews from the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con Curio & Co. sneak peek.  There have been three previous cards shown that can be found here and here.

  • Whovians rejoice. Otto Dieffenbach and Robert Scott are at it again, but this time their dreams have grown. A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched to build and bring a working, full sized, flying TARDIS replica to Comic-Con 2015. Last year they were at the convention with a half-sized flying TARDIS, and it could be seen soaring in the skies around the Bayfront lawn. Check out the Kickstarter campaign and video for more information on how you can help make this a reality.

  • Xbox has posted on their events page that they will be back at Comic-Con this year and it is “going to be there in a bigger and badder way than ever.” We will keep you informed as more details become available.

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  • Dylan NDR Edwards posted on Twitter that he will be at SDCC with Northwest Press at the Prism Comics booth. Edwards has created the comics Transposes, Valley of the Silk Sky, and Politically InQueerect.

  • The official website for the gay-themed film noir style detective story web and print comic, Grave Impressions, has added San Diego Comic-Con to their convention schedule.
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Grave Impressions Book 1

  • Galaxy Press has posted on their Facebook page that they will have a booth at Comic-Con this summer. Galaxy Press is known for publishing the works of L. Ron Hubbard.
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L. Ron Hubbard’s Typewriter in the Sky

  • Jungle Boy Productions posted an SDCC 2015 work in progress photo mash-up on their Instagram account. It looks like Carl and Daryl are coming along nicely. Jungle Boy Productions is a family owned and operated business that does original character creation and well and reproducing popular fan favorites.
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Jungle Boy Production SDCC 2015 Work in Progress

  • Artist and writer Josh Howard tweeted that he has been having some convention attendance issues, but he will be at Comic-Con 2015.  Howard created Dead@17, Black Harvest, and The Lost Books of Eve and has done illustration work on a Monster High graphic novel.

  • Cosplayer Jenifer Ann revealed her convention schedule via Twitter, which includes San Diego 2015. That Elfen Lied cosplay is right on.

  • Brian Lynch, writer of the upcoming Despicable Me prequel, Minions, reached out to fans on Twitter announcing that the film will be out the same weekend as Comic-Con, and is organizing an unofficial meet-up. Let him know if you’re interested in seeing the film that weekend, and it could turn into something very cool.

  • Illustrator John Ottigner tweeted another drawing of a work in progress for the Dweores comic book for release at SDCC 2015. The previous drawing can be seen here.

  • Illustrating and writing duo, Chris and Amy Hernandez, have started their Kickstarter campaign for their anti-bullying book, Jack and the Pirate Attack. The book will be at San Diego Comic-Con along with a Jack and the Zombie Attack exclusive print. Check out the Kickstarter campaign and video for more information.

  •  As part of the Eisner Awards, the annual Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing is given out to two writers in the industry. SDCC favorite Mark Evanier is currently soliciting suggestions from fans for possible nominees – and you can find more information on his blog. The selections will be announced “some time in May” and the actual awards will be given out during the Eisners at SDCC.
  • San Diego Comic-Con Special Guest Ed Piskor will be signing copies of his Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 3 this year during the convention, at the Fantagraphics Books booth.

  • Artist Des Taylor will have a “Wonder Woman with a bit of Hip Hop Flava” print available at both SDCC and Middle East Film & Comic Con 2015.

  • Cloud 9 Comics announced on Facebook that they’ll be attending several conventions this year, including ECCC, Wizard World Sacramento, and of course, San Diego Comic-Con.
  • Nominations are also now open for the 2015 Russ Manning Award, to celebrate a “comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics”. Submissions are due by April 22, and you can find more information on Comic-Con International’s website.

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