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Under the Tents: Gecco Corp, Metal Gear Solid, Panel Confirmations, Lord of the Rings Laketown Luau, Supernatural

Didn’t we just do this yesterday? Why yes, yes, we did – but there’s been so much news in the last 24 hours that here we are again. Today, we’ve got news on an exclusive Metal Gear Solid statue from Gecco Corp, word on more exclusive companies like MyCoolCarStuff, information on how you can help another Lord of the Rings Laketown Luau happen, even more panel confirmations, and more.

Also, for those who have been asking about what movies might be at Comic-Con – don’t forget to take a look at our predictions.

Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:

  • Want more opportunities to get autographs from the stars of Supernatural? The Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum is asking on Twitter for suggestions for which actors you’d like to see signing at their booth.

  • Paul Grewal revealed on Twitter that he will be part of a panel on Thursday, July 9, from 7:30PM-8:30PM in Room 26AB titled Tattooine Law: Legal Lessons from Star Wars.

  • Igor Goldkind also took to Facebook to announce his own panel, called IS SHE AVAILABLE? Poetry, Comics, Art and Jazz? Really? Expected guests for the panel include Goldkind, Amy Sterling Casil, Rian Hughes, Liam Sharp, and “a line up of BIG artists talking about why they bother illustrating poetry for the screen when they could be making much bigger bucks drawing franchised characters”.
  • High-end Japanese toy maker Gecco Corp will be bringing a Comic-Con exclusive RAIDEN White Armor statue to the convention. The 1/6 scale figure will retail for $195, and features RAIDEN in white armor from the extra ops mission “JAMAIS VU” of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The statue comes with a rocket launcher on his back and an assault rifle in his right hand, which can be displayed with or without the suppressor. The eye glows red with a mounted LED in the head. You’ll be able to pick up the figure at Gecco’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con, or you can pre-order online beginning May 11, to have it shipped after the convention.


  • For the third year, the Web Series creators panel will be returning to Comic-Con, according to panelist Jeff Burns on Facebook. This year’s panel will be titled Web Series Creators: The Next Generation.
  •’s popular Comic-Con party last year, Laketown Luau, might be back again this year – but they need your help. If you’re interested in attending the Tolkein-themed celebration, head on over to TORN’s site to answer some questions.


  • Adobe will be back again as well this year, with more panels – including Adobe Photoshop Insights from the Photoshop Team and Pros, and Adobe Photoshop Enabling the 3D Printing Revolution.

  • Illustrator Dan Veesenmeyer will be selling his adorable work – which is mostly LEGO-inspired – in Artist Alley this year, he announced via Twitter.

  • Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, a pop culture variety show, announced on Facebook that they’ll be back at Comic-Con again this year with another panel. This year they’ll be focusing on an unpublished 3D comic from EC Comics – and you can find more information on their Facebook.


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