It’s gonna be… June! Soon, anyway. In this Under the Tents, we have teasers from Funko, some works in progress from artists, and a lot more.
Here’s a look at what you might have missed:
- Elisa Teague tweeted some changes to her con schedule. Luckily, it includes her stopping by SDCC 2018. We’ll keep our eyes open for her appearances, signings, etc.
Oh, also, I'm changing up my convention schedule a bit this year. Some places you can catch me (any or all of:) events/signings, doing panels, pitching new games, or doing general guest things over the next few months: #DnDinaCastle, @Comic_Con, @Gen_Con, @DragonCon, @GameholeCon
— Elisa Teague 🔜 BIRTHDAY!! ⚔️💗⚔️ (@GeekyPinup) May 18, 2018
- Nerd Nite San Diego announced via Twitter that it will be happening at SDCC this year and plans to release further details as Comic-Con approaches.
- Disney artist James Silvani tweeted some info regarding his upcoming conventions, including SDCC, and his commissions. Expect to hear him announce SDCC commission openings sometime in June.
Re: Convention Commissions…
I generally open up about a month before the con for preorders. @SF_ComicCon are open now. @Comic_Con opens in June etc.
Edit- No preorders for this year’s Street Sharks Con because it doesn’t exist.
Although it should.
— James Silvani (@SilvaniArt) May 17, 2018
- Ee chee wa maa! The folks at SkipBro Toys explained their social media absence with a sneak peek at their SDCC Ewok exclusives.
- There’s a new kid on the block. Chrono Toys took to Instagram to announce they will be exhibiting at SDCC for their first time this year at Booth #4933. Be sure to visit their booth and make them feel welcome.
- It’s a trap! Well, we certainly hope not! Artist Ryan Callahan seeks to celebrate Admiral Akbar with his latest SDCC exclusive and posted a work-in-progress tease to Instagram.
- Prints of artist Kei Acedera’s latest piece, “Nostalgia“, will be available at SDCC this year.
- Writer/artist Molly Knox Ostertag tweeted she will be on “various panels” at SDCC this year. We’ll know more about this as panel information is released.
- One company that always brings their best for San Diego Comic-Con is 3A Toys. According to their Upcoming Events section on their website, they’ll be back at SDCC at Booth #5146. 3A Toys also often bring an offsite exhibit, so we’ll keep an eye on their social media for any announcements. (Thanks, Phil Black!)
- Oh, Funko, when will you cease to torture us with your teases? (Answer: Probably never.) During one of their recent Twitter Q&A’s, they revealed that we can expect anywhere from 61 to 999,999 SDCC exclusives this year, which really narrows it down for us.
We'll have more than 60 SDCC exclusives but less than a million SDCC exclusives https://t.co/onva1vzxI5
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) May 24, 2018
- And we now know that at least one of those exclusives will be a DragonBall Z exclusive.
No news on Teen Gohan but we'll have DBZ exclusives for SDCC
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) May 24, 2018
- Artist Scott C. posted a candid shot of himself signing backing cards for his SDCC 2018 release, The Great Showdowns.
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・・・@scottlava signing backing cards for #sdcc2018 release! #dketoys #sdcc #dealwithdov https://t.co/ljy7GtGfcs pic.twitter.com/Om5EizDazT
— Scott C. (@scottlava) May 24, 2018
- To us, an endorsement from the Geeky Hooker is gold, and she heartily endorses fellow artist Shozumi, who will also be dropping some of his work around SDCC.
Folks going to SDCC: FOLLOW THIS MAN 👉 @shozumi
He’s making loads of cool stuff and he’s going to be dropping them for people to find at SDCC! pic.twitter.com/qLYYiKAa0C
— Geeky Hooker (@GeekyHooker) May 25, 2018
- I never freeze. At least, Arnel Baluyot, better known as Ninjabot, doesn’t. He’s busy working on his latest SDCC pieces.
- Weta Workshop, who always brings their best to SDCC, has San Diego Comic-Con on their schedule this year as well. Relive some of the action they brought last year in the video below.
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.