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Under the Tents 2023: Mark Evanier, Priscilla Wilson, Rachel Ignotofsky, Taco Boy

It’s a new day and a new year, but it’s still the same old San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog bringing you the hottest SDCC news. Now that we’ve completed one more revolution around the sun, we can say there are less than 200 days to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled to have another SDCC to look forward to this summer. With that said, what exactly are we looking forward to?  Read on for some good (and not-so-good) SDCC news from some of our favorite artists and personalities, including Mark Evanier, Priscilla Wilson, and more.

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

  • Artist Erik Arreaga announced to his Facebook Group that he will be back at SDCC for his 25th(!) year. Look for him back at his usual spot at Table #E-12.

  • Danger! Danger! Illustrator Daniel Danger put Mondo on notice that no matter where they try to run, he’ll always be close by. In the Exhibit Hall at SDCC 2023, anyway. You’ll find Danger at Booth #5034 keeping a very close eye on those Mondo folks.

  • Artist Priscilla Wilson is making moves around the Exhibit Hall as well, upgrading to a 10’x10′ Booth for SDCC 2023. Which specific booth is hers is yet to be announced, but we’re excited to see a talented artist expand and grow her Comic-Con footprint. 

  • Magic: The Gathering Artist Beth Radloff not only opened her online store for the Holidays this year, she also snuck in an announcement that she’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

  • Writer/Author Mark Russell tweeted his partial schedule for 2023, which includes both WonderCon and SDCC 2023. With all the conventions he has on his itinerary now, we’re afraid to see what his full list will look like!

  • We know which booth we’ll be visiting a lot this year. New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky is bringing some vintage tech to her SDCC 2023 Booth, where she’ll also be signing and selling her books. Kids, these are the computers your parents and grandparents had to play with, so now you’ll get to enjoy the wonder of dying of dysentery on the Oregon Trail just like we did.

  • Latinx artist Veronique Medrano will be marking SDCC 2023 as her first, as she’s set to table with Chispa Comics as part of their hero-verse this year.

  • Bay Area artist/storyteller and author/illustrator of Naiya and the Foxdragon Naomi VanDoren added San Diego Comic-Con 2023 to her list of Events on her website.

  • Another author/illustrator we’ll find in the Exhibit Hall at SDCC this year is Archie, DC, and Marvel talent Ken Penders, who will be at Table #II-24 in Artists’ Alley.

  • If there’s one person who needs to be in the Exhibit Hall at San Diego Comic-Con, it’s Eddie Rios, better known as “Taco Boy.” He let his Instagram followers know that he’s living the dream of being accepted into SDCC and putting the finishing touches on his first issue of Tacoboy, to be ready in time for the con.
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  • Is it really San Diego Comic-Con if Mark Evanier isn’t there? Luckily, we don’t have to answer that question this year, according to his December 19 blog post. It’s a comfort to know we’ll see our favorite panel host at both WonderCon and Comic-Con this year.

  • Life… finds a way. And if you love dressing up in an inflatable dinosaur costume, you can find your way to the Marriott Marquis on Friday, July 21, at 10am PT and join the Inflatable Dinosaur Invasion of 2023. Visit Viktoria Rose Tassi’s Cosplay Co.’s Facebook event and let them know you’ll be roaring into San Diego like it’s 1997 all over again.
  • Viktoria Rose Tassi’s Cosplay Co. isn’t stopping at invading dinosaurs. On Sunday, July 23 at 10am, she’s assembling a team of Captain America cosplayers at the Marriott Marquis to invade SDCC 2023. We hear they can do this all… DAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!
  • We saved the not-so-good news for last. Artist Sean Forney released his 2023 convention schedule, and we’re sad to see neither WonderCon nor SDCC 2023 among the list.

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

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