We get it: The only San Diego Comic-Con news most of you care about this week is which hotel you’re going to wind up at. Make sure you read over our Visual Guide one more time before tomorrow’s sale, and then un-wind with today’s Under the Tents. Because no matter where you’re resting your head at night (even if it’s the lawn outside Hall H), you can look forward to exclusives from Funko, an appearance from actor Greg Grunberg, your first chance to score the new line of Star Trek makeup from MAC, and much more.
Here’s a look at the news you might have missed:
- The Year of Star Trek continues (in addition to a mega-offsite art exhibit, Trek Talks, and presumably much, much more for the 50th Anniversary). MAC announced that they’ve created a collection of makeup inspired by Star Trek, and the 25-piece special collection will be available first in a special presale on Thursday, July 21 at MAC Gaslamp.
- The legendary comic artist Neal Adams is headed to San Diego Comic-Con, he revealed on his website.
- Stan Lee Collectibles, who consistently bring some cool things to the con like last year’s highly-detailed 1/6 scale Stan Lee action figure, will be back at Comic-Con this summer. No word yet on this year’s exclusive, but we’ll keep you updated.Comic artist Daniel HDR, who has worked on everything from Wonder Woman, GI Joe, Avengers, and much more, has opened his commission list for San Diego. You can find more information on Facebook.
- Comic artist Daniel HDR, who has worked on everything from Wonder Woman, GI Joe, Avengers, and much more, has opened his commission list for San Diego. You can find more information on Facebook.
- Artist Diana Sprinkle revealed on tumblr that she’ll be at San Diego this year.
- IDW Publishing artist Mary Bellamy showed off a My Little Pony mini-print she’s hoping to have available at SDCC.
- Wondering when you’ll start seeing Funko SDCC exclusive reveals? “June or early July”, according to the official Twitter. They also re-iterated that they’re working on “some different options for line control”, which they’ve said in the past is probably going to be a Sails ticket distribution.
@darthmaul1309 We reveal our exclusives in June or early July. We are working with SDCC on some different options for line control.
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) March 31, 2016
- Amy Chu, who has written for titles including Poison Ivy, Deadpool, Infinite Ant Man, and more, revealed on Twitter that she’ll be at San Diego this summer.
My plan so far: @emeraldcitycon @MegaConvention #SDCC #HeroesCon and @baltimorecomics https://t.co/63OS9XGs6H
— A M Y C H U #donutkiller 💎 (@AmyChu) April 1, 2016
- Comic-Con HQ hasn’t revealed their full slate of original programming yet, but actress Rileah Vanderbilt may have just let slip one series. On a recent episode of cnet’s Tomorrow Daily, she mentioned that she’s helped put together a news series based around breakthroughs and discovery in STEM fields (Science Technology Engineering Math). Vanderbilt discusses it around minute 17:
- Remember the Kevin Workman Foundation contest in the fall? They’ve chosen an artist to sponsor, and Candice Broersma will be exhibiting at San Diego this summer thanks to the KWF. You can find her at the KWF booth.
- Actor Greg Grunberg’s upcoming graphic novel Dream Jumper, co-written with Lucas Turnblom, has already been picked up to be adapted into a film under J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, but fans will get a taste first at Comic-Con this summer. Turnbloom announced that both he and Grunberg will be at Comic-Con to launch the book series.
@RaoulFOX5 I'll come on any time! Greg will be down for SDCC: we're launching the book series then. Gonna be a blast!
— Lucas Turnbloom (@LucasTurnbloom) April 2, 2016
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.