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Under the Tents: Funko, Symbiote Studios, Kymera Press, Justin Harder

It’s beginning to look a lot like con season. Everywhere we turn, something new is announced. The news isn’t always good; we learned earlier that Chris Hardwick will not be doing his podcast or stand-up at SDCC. But the news isn’t all bad, either. Our Contest Hub is starting to see more opportunities for lucky hopefuls to win a trip to Comic-Con. Read on for some more good news we found.

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

  • Funko revealed on Twitter that they’ll be announcing this year’s booth procedures in June. For those who need a refresher course, last year, attendees could sign up for an online lottery to be granted a wristband, which got you access to their booth on Preview Night. Every other morning was a drawing up in Sails. There are signs already that this year may be similar — starting with the fact that once again, Funko is currently offering online lottery access to Preview Night for Funatics board members who meet certain criteria. We suspect they will open that up to the general public in June. The question, though, is whether the online lottery will be for Preview Night only, or all dates. Is it June yet?

  • Recently, we told you about Kymera Press’s new comic set to debut at SDCC this year. Now, they’ve teased a sneak peek at their new comic, Dragons by the Yard, which includes a very familiar Southern California landmark. Did anyone catch the game this year?

  • Here’s another head scratcher. Author Anna Todd tweeted that she’s pretty stoked for SDCC, which is great news. Unfortunately, she was mum as to whether or not she’ll be there in a professional capacity, or if she’s just nerding it with the rest of us. We’ll keep our eyes on this to see if she posts any more clues.

  • Adobe Photoshop Imagineer Daniel Presedo is asking for our input. He wants to know if there should be an exclusive Adobe shirt for SDCC. That has two of our favorite words in it: “exclusive” and “shirt.” Tweet @ him and tell him what you think.

  • Artist Chad Heinrich is working hard to get ready for SDCC, so hard, he feels he’s slacking on posting his hard. From what we’ve seen, it’s worth the anticipation.

  • Local Poway artist Scott Hattox showed us another canvas he’ll have with him at Booth #1621 in the SDCC Exhibit Room.

  • Writer of many things, Erica Schultz, has San Diego Comic-Con listed on her “Conventions & Signings” page. We’ll have to keep an eye open for her.

  • Heroine Worship! writer Sarah Kuhn has SDCC listed on her “Events” page (but not many details about it). We’ll keep an eye on things and see if we can learn where to find her.

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

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