Under the Tents 2024: Tony Bui, Genevieve Santos, Unknown Comics, LaDarrion Williams

It’s Thursday, and I can almost see the weekend from here, if I squint a little. With a good pair of binoculars I can also see the week of Comic-Con, which is quickly approaching. In today’s wonderful and wild roundup, we have everything from prints to autographs, and panels to meetups. Pull up a chair and let’s see what we have in store for you on this Fourth of July…

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

  • Street Noise Books, founded by publisher Liz Frances, focuses on books that provide a platform for marginalized people. Graphic Policy announced that Street Noise will be participating in a panel titled “Publisher Weekly’s Book Buzz – Spotlight on Independent Publishers and New Imprints” on Thursday, July 25th at 3:30pm in Room 24ABC. This is sure to be an informative panel for any book lover out there.
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  • Masked Republic shared their exclusive gatefold variant print. They have collaborated with Jeffrey Everett, aka Rockets are Red, for this Rey Mysterio and Tinieblas Jr. print. It will only be available at live Masked Republic lucha events and conventions, so head to Booth #1901 to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind piece. 

  • Any X-Men fans out there? Whether you’re part of the old-school crowd, or more new to the fandom, you’re going to enjoy this. Unknown Comics is back again with two guest announcements. Catherine Disher, the ovoice of Jean Grey from X-Men: The Animated Series, will be appearing on Friday and Saturday. A.J. LoCasio, the voice of Gambit in X-Men ’97, will also be appearing at the booth, on Saturday only. Be sure to stop by Booth #2834 to get a chance to get a photo, autograph, or just have a conversation with some of your favorite voice actors. All Unknown Comics signings are paid (they take cash or card) and first come/first serve at the booth.
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  • Tony Bui has shared a look at another print that he will be bringing to SDCC. A two color 16″ x 20″ screen print limited to 100 pieces featuring a comfy cat and a warm cup of coffee. 
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  • BTS A.R.M.Y, especially Jin fans, I have a wonderful art print for you. Genevieve Santos, aka Le Petit Elefant, shared a risograph print she will have on hand during the show. Pieces are limited to 30 so you’ll need to be quick. 
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  • Planning to cosplay this year? There will be a Marvel Shadows meetup and photo shoot on preview night, Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30pm. The location says it will take place near Hall H/Hilton Bayfront Garage. Come as one of the darker sides of comic and MCU characters and have some epic photos taken. 
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  • Hero Within has shared a look at their two new Star Trek jackets. Inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Enterprise these pieces will be available at booth #1943.

  • LaDarrion Williams announced that he will be at the show to talk about his YA Fantasy Book Blood at the Roots. He will also have some Caiman U gear on hand.

  • Beth Hetland, author of the new book Tender, has announced that she will be attending the con as part of the West Coast tour for the book. No details yet on where to find her, but stay tuned to her socials for more information.
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  • Karen Whitfield, best known as DC’s Bronze Age Batgirl, announced that she will be doing signings in the Sails Pavilion during the con. Check out her socials for all the exact times, and we will also have all the details on our autograph page as well. 
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  • CGC (Certified Guaranty Company) will be accepting submissions of comic books, cards, video games, and home video collections at their Booth #901 during the show. In addition, at their booth they will have pin giveaways, a “Meet the Grader” opportunity, and a special grand prize Deadpool giveaway. There will also be a panel on Saturday, July 27 at 4:30pm in room 26 titled “Comic Book Grading 101 with CGC Comics” featuring the president and vice president of CGC. Be sure to check out all the details on their site on all the rules for submitting your media at the show!

  • Bryan O’Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, announced that he will be attending with a signing and panel, and he also created a screenprinted poster. More details will be shared soon!

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 posts, you can find them HERE.

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