Under the Tents: The Good Place, Sharknado, Guild Wars, Factory Entertainment, 100% Soft, PlayStation

It’s the weekend before San Diego Comic-Con gets underway, and the news just keeps getting better and better. This issue of Under the Tents has lots of it from great artists as well as an announcement from NBC’s The Good Place.

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

  • Guild Wars would love you to come hang out with them while they’re at The Experience at Petco Park. You won’t need a badge to ride the Griffon or enjoy the food they’re bringing. See their recent post for details on their schedule and just what they’re bringing to the party.

  • Gabriela Hernandez, founder of Bésame Cosmetics, will be on hand for a meet-and-greet following her panel, Agent Carter: We Know Her Value, at Table #AA18 in Sails Pavilion.

  • We’ll be running to Factory Entertainment’s Booth #2647 to take a look at the Jurassic Park-themed piece Randy Martinez designed for them. Stop by for a photo op and to see it in person!


  • Pin-up artist Nicole Brune posted her latest SDCC piece, Harleen’s Midnight Rendezvous, to her Instagram feed. Look for Dr. Quinzel (as well as Ms. Brune herself) at Booth #5007.


  • Truck Torrence, aka 100% Soft, revealed the SDCC exclusives he’ll have at Booth #1532 via Twitter thread that’s worth taking a look at.

  • Comic book artist J. Scott Campbell tweeted that he’s bringing some heat to SDCC this year with all his great work. Good thing the convention center upgraded the air conditioning last year.

  • David Baron announced via Twitter he is bringing 20 copies of the previously sold-out mini-series Stained to Booth #507 on Thursday only.

  • Artist Brian Erice tweeted he will have these Rick and Morty fan art prints with him at SDCC this year.


  • Our good friends at Ninjabot tweeted that they will debut these adorable new Painting Buddies pins at his Small Press Table #L-08.

  • Artist Todd Nauck is still taking commissions for SDCC. Look for info on how you can pick something up at Artists Alley Table #II-01 on his website.

  • Vault Comics wants you to stop by Booth #1819 at SDCC this year, where you’ll be able to meet Michael Moreci of Wasted Space.

  • Sony PlayStation announced via their PlayStation.blog that their wildly popular PlayStation Gear store will be at SDCC this year. See below for a video of what they brought to E3.

  • We highly recommend getting to Sheldon Comics’ Booth #1228 before our editor-in-chief, Kerry Dixon, tramples you on her way to get her hands on all the pug cuteness they’re bringing.
  • These totes Night Cake Press is bringing to Booth #1535 at SDCC this year are totes adorbs (see what we did there?).

  • When you stop by Booth #1714 at SDCC this year, you’ll have the opportunity to become a charter member of the Comic-Con Museum. Charter members are treated with an exclusive lanyard, enamel pin, and pressed penny (while supplies last).



  • Just say her name, and she appears – Janet. NBC’s The Good Place is taking over The Tin Fish in the Gaslamp, and are encouraging you to join them Saturday, July 21 at 4PM PT in your best Janet cosplay.

  • The folks behind The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time are bringing even more star power to their SDCC panel. Vivica Fox joins Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Alaska, Jonathan Bennet, and Anthony Ferrante to talk about the latest and, theoretically last, installment in the Sharknado series.

  • Sharknado isn’t just inside the convention center; you can find Pandra’s Sharknado fan art decorating the SDCC shuttle buses.

  • Tentacle Kitty is back at SDCC with a new Booth number, 5148, and some adorable plushes. Everyone who purchases one of their plushes will receive this SDCC Limited Edition Legendary Golden Lanyard with safety clip that allows the wearer to quickly yank it off, should the need arise.
  • Not only will you find Joe Manganiello at BAIT’s pop-up shop in Horton Plaza, look for face painter Misti Dawn painting fans’ faces on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20.

  • Douglas Pasko, executive producer of The Outpost, will be bringing these SDCC exclusive prints to the Legion M Lounge at SDCC this year, which you can have cast members sign for you..


  • Another returning SDCC veteran is Kymera Press, who are bringing their Gates of Midnight series, the Gothic tales of Mary Shelley Presents, Pet Noir series (with plushies), Ivory Ghost #1, and some new releases to Booth #2003.

  • Everyone loves a good mystery, and IDW Publishing teased some of the contents of their Mystery Bag available at Booth #2743. Spend $100 minimum at their booth to find out the rest of what’s in there.

  • Artist Alex Deligiannis, whose latest work includes Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be at SDCC Booth #1537 with some exclusive art he created for the series as well as some of his other work.

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

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