Whew! Is it starting to feel like San Diego Comic-Con news season yet? It certainly is to us. We got news of a free Neopets party with swag, food, drinks, and entertainment. Hello Kitty will be dishing up sweet treats and sweet merch. We had tons of exclusives news, from a baby Eagly to a bloody Homelander. And all of that is just today! But there’s plenty more news where that came from, and we’ve got a late-night edition of Under the Tents to catch you up.
Now let’s take a look at the news you might have missed:
- Toddland’s always got your back. They offered a glimpse into their items this year, which will be available to sneak peek first right here on The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. You can expect some plush items, but whether or not they’re available for purchase at the con or for shipping later, we’ll have to stay tuned to see how the logistics work out, as they try to keep costs (and luggage space) low for you, the fans.
(2/2) We think it’s better to have a few on hand to see, but they are plush and take a lot of luggage/bag space so we’re leaning on normal price, samples in person, and this ruins any flippers games. Thoughts? *I will confirm one is @FamilyGuyonFOX and one is @BobsBurgersFOX 😘— toddland #stayrad® (@toddlandstore) June 21, 2023
- They’re even considering releasing a small quantity each day and having them ship to you for free — with possibly a separate line. Let them know your thoughts over on Twitter.
We MIGHT release like 50-100/day to order AT the con from the @AniDom booth. They’d ship for free, and then we could tag with the SDCC exclusives tags. Then it is it’s own line/thing separate from our normal line. And maybe put 50-100 online to ship to non con goers w/diff tag.🤷♂️— toddland #stayrad® (@toddlandstore) June 21, 2023
- San Diego Comic-Con and the San Diego Padres are linked in many attendees’ minds — while the Padres may always be away during the con, their home stadium Petco Park is as much a part of the convention center “campus” as anything else in the area. And BB-CRE.8 is root, root, rooting for the home team with this fun Star Wars mash-up “Galactic Sports Pin Series”, which will be available at Booth #1334. They’re limited to 100 pieces each.
Here is the first full preview of 2 NEW exclusive enamel pins for this years #SDCC2023! It’s our small tribute to San Diego, our home away from home! These are limited edition out of 100 each. Stop by BOOTH 1334 to get yours! #SDCC pic.twitter.com/ATCHWq3WJ5— BB-CRE.8 🔜@SDCC BOOTH 1334 (@bb_cre8) June 21, 2023
- Tyler Walpole, whose work you have probably seen on Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Critical Role, showed off a new group shot for Critical Role featuring the Mighty Nein. He’s planning to have limited edition prints with him at San Diego Comic-Con, so gather your party and seek out Booth #5551.
I’m planning to have some limited edition prints of this along with me at SDCC this year and do something online for folks that can’t be there. pic.twitter.com/A1T5bhqTfJ— Tyler Walpole 💙🌻Magic Con Minneapolis (@TylerWalpole) June 21, 2023
- Artist Chris Maze has been busy preparing for San Diego Comic-Con, and he’ll have plenty of new art to show off for you at Booth #2103. Can you guess any of the themes of his prints this year from his emoji line-up?
I assure you that I'm working on Comic-Con stuff. Your eyeballs are going to get punched with non-stop #SDCC marketing soon!— Chris Maze @ SDCC Booth 2103 (@MAZEhimself) June 21, 2023
Right in the eyeballs!!!
It’s been exactly one year since I teased last year's #SDCC products with color gradients. This time, I'm continuing the tradition with emojis representing the new work. Can you guess what each emoji represents? pic.twitter.com/P01tmHt4vH— Chris Maze @ SDCC Booth 2103 (@MAZEhimself) June 21, 2023
- Hasbro Marvel Legends marketer Dan Yun confirmed that you can definitely still find the Marvel Legends team at San Diego Comic-Con. You won’t even miss Marvel on the show floor… because they’re only skipping Hall H, not the exhibit hall!
- Stay tuned to the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog (hey, that’s us!) for more information soon on the rest of artist Martin Hsu’s SDCC exclusives, including a whole herd of Ted Lasso-ified cats.
Happy Summer Solstice, everyone! 🌞 I’m feeling happy to be making #SDCC art and grateful to have you to share it with!— Martin Hsu 徐 👨🏻🎨 SDCC Booth 4530 (@MartinHsu) June 21, 2023
Thank you for reaching out about my pre-order. Please follow @SD_Comic_Con for updates. Sending you BIG smiles!😺🌷 #TedLassoCats #SummerSolstice2023 #TedLasso pic.twitter.com/WdjKWIO9tE
- Are you hungry for some San Diego Comic-Con news? Kid Heroes is dishing up another helping of Lumpia with a Vengeance this year, with “three straight delicious nights of pop-ups, exclusives, and mixers”. We’re ready to fill our plate.
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- It’s just not an edition of “Under the Tents” without at least one crochet creation, and Nifty Neuron is showing off an adorable crochet Psyduck for their drops at the con.
#crochetDrop alert: I tried teaching Psyduck— Nifty Neuron 🔜 SDCC! (@niftyneuron) June 21, 2023
how to swim now that it's summer…but that only led to headaches 🥴
I hope whoever finds him at #SDCC will have better luck teaching #Psyduck how to swim!#comiccon #SDCC2023 #crochet #amigurumi#pokemon #pokedex #pokemongo pic.twitter.com/dzqcoanG7f
- The award-winning Agnes Garbowska is heading back to San Diego Comic-Con this summer, so be sure to stop by and pick up some DC Superhero Girls and Teen Titans Go! items.
My summer convention schedule!!— Agnes Garbowska🦄 (@AgnesGarbowska) June 21, 2023
I can't wait to go back to Denver, but this time for a convention! SDCC is one of my favourite shows, the daddy if them all. And I love Chicago! It's one of my favourite cities to visit!!
See you all there!!#comiccon #sdcc #comicartist pic.twitter.com/DDwkYzNnoU
- Pop artist Des Taylor and Robb Pratt have been busy cooking up a new limited edition exclusive of Eva Strongbird and the Marine, just for San Diego Comic-Con.
Print proofs have arrived for our limited edition #SDCC exclusive of ‘Eva Strongbird and the Marine’! @DESPOPART and I hope you’ll enjoy and see you all in San Diego! #pulp #retrofuturism #graphicnovel #serial #comicbook #ww2 #retro pic.twitter.com/TjKqSjvG7w— Robb Pratt (@robb_pratt) June 21, 2023
- By the power of Grayskull! Over 30 Cosplay, a group celebrating all cosplayers over the age of 30, will be hosting a Masters of the Universe group photoshoot on Friday, July 21 at the con. Stay tuned for more information.
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- Are you like us, and just can’t wait to start writing down which booths you’re for sure going to stop at this year on the show floor? While we wait for the official map, artist Don Nguyen has a helpful “Friends List” of many artists and vendors scattered around the show floor, which seems like a very good place to start your list.
- J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5 and co-creator of Sense8, has been teasing this year’s San Diego Comic-Con appearance for months now (and we’re very grateful!). His latest tease promises that “announcements will be made, mysteries examined, and revelations imparted”. Get excited.
Quick reminder to one and all (or one and Al, if there's anyone with that name looking on) that I will be attending/speaking at San Diego Comic Con @Comic_Con almost exactly one month from today. Announcements will be made, mysteries examined, and revelations imparted.— J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski) June 22, 2023
If you missed our previous Under the Tents 2023 posts, you can find them HERE