Under the Tents: The Geeky Hooker, Sho Murase, Symbiote Studios, Cryptozoic, NECA

In Exclusives, General News by Andy WagnerLeave a Comment

We’re just nine days and a wake-up away from WonderCon Anaheim 2018, but if you’re all about San Diego Comic-Con, we’ve got you covered. In this UTT, we have juicy Comic-Con scoops from The Geeky Hooker, Sho Murase, Symbiote Studios, and a lot more.

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

  • We hate to start on a bad note, but we’ll just rip the Band-Aid off quickly and move onto happier news. Artist Lord Mesa responded to a fan’s query in one of his Instagram posts by letting them know he will not be at SDCC this year.

  • If you’re looking for the promo comic for The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Seanan McGuire announced via Twitter it can be found at SDCC as a handout from the Penguin-Random House booth.

  • Artist Mary Bellamy wants to do something a little special to commemorate her 10-year anniversary at SDCC with some new enamel pins from her Zorilita brand and posted some ideas she’s kicking around. Let her know what you think.
  • The British could never get their hands on “Red Jamie”, but you can. Cryptozoic plans to debut their Jamie Fraser vinyl figure at SDCC this year.

  • Does Lucasfilm ever do anything small? An exhibitor at Toy Fair let Justin LaSalata of Jedi News know that they “will be part of a ‘very big’ Star Wars pavilion” at SDCC. Since Star Wars already brings a huge presence to San Diego each year, we’re not sure if their idea of “very big” means Death Star or Starkiller Base scale.

  • Remember the good old days when SDCC and Gam3rCon happened at the same time? It looks like that won’t happen for the second year in a row, as Gam3rCon announced on their website that the event will run from August 9-12 this year. It’s still in San Diego, so if you miss America’s Finest City, here is your excuse to come back.

  • Sho Murase, who has done artwork for DC, Disney, and so much more, has SDCC listed on her FAQ page as an upcoming convention. If you’re interested in a commission from her, and we wouldn’t blame you at all if you were, she details her commission request process here as well.

  • Wakanda forever! It wouldn’t be a UTT without some crochet, and our friend, The Geeky Hooker, never disappoints. Her latest critters are straight from Wakanda: King T’Challa and his royal sibling, Shuri. If you want to snag either one, though, you’ll have to follow Geeky Hooker on her Twitter and/or Facebook for clues as to where she’s hiding them.
  • Those of us who are of a certain age, let’s call us Generation X, grew up with the best toys action figures in the galaxy. Now, according to Jedi Temple Archives, we can find those 3.75 inch action figures again at SDCC this year when Hasbro offers their SDCC-exclusive items from The Vintage Collection. We don’t yet know exactly what their exclusives will be, but we will be watching this very closely.

  • Gaslamp Inebrioso! The SDCC Pub Crawl is back with a Harry Potter theme this year. You can join them in the Gaslamp on July 19. If you’re interested in attending, you can let them know on their Facebook Event page. They’re also looking for some funds to help offset some costs, so if you’re willing to donate, you can do so through their GoFundMe page.

  • If you walk past Symbiote Studios’ Booth 5636 without stopping, you’re going to miss out. Symbiote always brings fun swag and games to SDCC, and according to their tweets, they’re stepping up their game this year. They’re usually in the corner next to the Funko booth, so you can pass the time with a rousing game of rock-paper-scissors.

  • While it’s not yet confirmed whether or not The Outpost will be at SDCC this year, Jake Stormoen tweeted to a fan that he is up for any and all conventions that will have him. This seems like a good sign, but we’ll stay tuned and bring you more info and confirmation one way or another as soon as we hear it.

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