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Under the Tents: Felicia Day, Funko, Patrick Ballesteros, Nerd HQ

It’s been a busy week in the world of Comic-Con news — with the first round of hotel placement e-mails going out on Monday, and another on the way on this upcoming Monday. We’ve also got news about the odds of you seeing Felicia Day at Comic-Con this year, some updates on Funko, news from exhibitors, and so much more.

Here’s a look at what you might have missed:

  • The upcoming Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture in Balboa Park, which will be taking the place of the current Hall of Champions museum, is looking to launch “sometime in 2018” according to this job listing. They’re also looking to hire an Executive Director – so polish that résumé if you’d like to work in the heart of the cultural center of America’s Finest City.

  • Geek & Sundry co-founder and actress Felicia Day posted her con schedule to her Facebook page. For Comic-Con, the appearance is currently “unconfirmed” but “most likely”. We also expect to see Geek & Sundry back at the convention in some form.

  • For Star Wars Day, artist Patrick Ballesteros unveiled the first of many prints still to come which will be making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

  • LA’s Kneady Bakers announced pre-orders for their Nerd HQ/Comic-Con exclusive Care Packages. For each box sold, $1 is donated to Operation Smile, so order these delicious boxes while they’re available. Their presale price of $20 per box is good until July 7. After that, a box will cost you $25. Follow this link to order a box of Robert Brownie Jrs. while they last.

  • Artist Matt Nastos announced via Facebook that he is opening a very small amount of commissions (5) for SDCC this year. Contact him now if you’re interested.
  • Artist Alex Ross displayed via Twitter an exclusive he’ll have available at SDCC as a high-end canvas.

  • Composite Effects displayed a Captain America mask they’ll have available at SDCC this year. A great piece for a Captain America cosplay.

  • Artist Brandon Peterson announced his con schedule on his blog, which includes SDCC. He’s encouraging anyone interested to reserve their art now, so drop him a line if you’re interested.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

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