Under The Tents 2023: Panel-palooza, Reilly Brown, Scott Morse, UCC Distribution

It’s a holiday weekend here in the United States, but that doesn’t mean we’re taking time off from searching for and collating San Diego Comic-Con information. No sirree, it’s all hands on deck this time of year.

Our last Under the Tents was a bit of panel-monium and that continues with this post in what I like to call “panel-palooza” because not only do we have a huge selection of panel announcements, but also some commissions, some paintings, some glass cuties, a new place to drink and play, and so much more.

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

  • Radiating excitement, FannishMarcia on Twitter announced that they will be at the helm of another panel for the much revered series Manifest. Details forthcoming, of course.

  • Self proclaimed Sci-Fi and Fantasy Geek Kelly Varner announced that her panel was accepted by including a “vintage” photo of herself with Star Trek icon Nichelle Nichols. We’ll have to wait and see if that’s a hint to the panels subject matter.

  • Inkpot Award winner graphic artist Jimmy Robinson (Bomb Queen, Cyberzone) took to Facebook with a bullhorn to announce his panel. You’re got our attention, Jimmie, but we’ll wait for the details.

  • Is there a doctor in the house? Well, there will be! Mark R. Martell, PhD will be on a panel titled “Asian American Narratives in Comic During a Time of Anti-Asian Violence”. He will be joined by Pornsak Pichetshote, creator of the Eisner Award winning Image series, The Good Asian.

  • Reilly Brown, multi-publisher artist, will be attending San Diego Comic-Con and is open for commissions. You can find him, along with many others accepting commissions, on our List of Open Artist Commissions post.

  • UCC Distribution never fails to bring the exclusives. Last year they had 65 different exclusive items and, according to this post on Instagram, they might have as many this year. They will be bringing Squishmallows, Funko Pop!s, Disney D100 and much, much more.
View this post on Instagram

A post shared by UCC (@uccdistributing)

  • If you think bigger is always better, you’re gonna wanna check out LM Treasures. For over twenty years they have been in the life-size statue and prop rental business. We hope they bring their Adventures of Tin Tin statues, but whatever they bring it’s going to be cool, and BIG! Visit them at booth #101 in the exhibit hall.
View this post on Instagram

A post shared by LM Treasures (@lmtreasures)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by LM Treasures (@lmtreasures)

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Kent Venture | DoomCo Designs (@doomcodesigns)

  • Back to panels, science professor leavinghope_ao3 took a brief respite from work to announce on Twitter that her panel was approved. 

  • Multi-genre publisher Keenspot also will be hosting panel, with more details to be announced soon.

  • Keith Giles, co-owner of Quoir Publishing will be celebrating 71 years of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick with a panel on Sunday, July 23 in Room 5AB at 3:15pm. These are the details we love to see in a panel announcement, so our thanks to Giles for that. Let us know if you find out if androids dream of electric sheep, ok?

  • The Grand Hyatt has no shortage of great places to meet for a drink and socializing after a long day at SDCC, but now they have one more to add to that. The Arcade at Brew 30 is officially open and offering 20 arcade games to keep your reflexes keen and spark some friendly competition. Gaming will be open from 7am – midnight, with drink service from noon – midnight. After 8pm it’s 21 and up only.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Grand Hyatt San Diego (@grandhyattsandiego)

  • Congratulations to UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music graduate Emma Breen for completing her master’s in trumpet performance. What does this have to do with San Diego Comic-Con? According to the UCLA website, Breen will be performing in some capacity at Comic-Con. We look forward to finding out the where and when.

  • The always delightful and informative Gay Geeks and Where to Find Them panel will be back, according to Julian Jetson on Twitter. The popular panel will discuss how members of the LGBTQIA+ community carve out a place for themselves within fandoms.

  • Alexander Raymond with MonstarPR will have all the info you need to create stunning collectible works of art in the form of enamel pins in his approved panel.

  • Do you like big prints and you cannot lie? Whether you’re into 8.5″x11″ prints or 11″x17″‘s, artist Steve Bryant wants to know your preferences.

  • And lastly today, in addition to their previously announced Totoro figures, Bling Squared Cute Glass is working on some Soap Bar Buddies. You can check out their Instagram reel with all the options.


Anything we missed? Let us know by dropping us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

If you missed our previous Under the Tents 2023 posts, you can find them HERE

Scroll to Top