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The Best of Comikaze 2014 From Social Media

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon7 Comments

If it seems like most of southern California was at Stan Lee’s Comikaze over the weekend, it’s because they probably were. The popular convention celebrated its fourth year on October 31-November 2, with lots of cosplayers, celebrities, exciting exclusives and merchandise, and even an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Link of Human Tetris. Our own … Read More

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San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Preregistration Process Revealed – Randomized Waiting Room Returns

In Badge/Hotel News by Kerry Dixon31 Comments

While we wait for a date for San Diego Comic-Con’s 2015 Preregistration – the first badge sale of the season, in which those who attended the year before have the first shot at badges – we’ve got some news on the Preregistration process for 2015’s sale, set to happen “sometime” next month in November. The badge sales for 2014 were … Read More

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By the Numbers: New York Comic Con Probably Isn’t Bigger Than San Diego Comic-Con

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon37 Comments

A lot of things happened at New York Comic Con last weekend — fans were treated to an all-new trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, the Tomorrowland teaser trailer debuted, some lucky fans got to see Big Hero 6 ahead of its November release, The Legend of Korra got a farewell panel ahead of its final episodes. But the … Read More

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Reader Poll: When Will Preregistration for San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Happen?

In Badge/Hotel News, Features by Kerry Dixon6 Comments

Now that the badge validation period is over, it’s time to start seriously setting our sights on Preregistration. Comic-Con International has been coy on offering a date for just when Preregistration for 2015’s San Diego Comic-Con will take place, but they have stated that it will take place “sometime” in November. Historically, this sale has happened on a Saturday, and … Read More

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New York Comic Con: New Main Stage Wristband Policy Draws Both Fans & Critics

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon13 Comments

As we reported last week, New York Comic Con implemented a whole new system this year for the Main Stage, NYCC’s version of Hall H (though even that is only about half the size of Hall H — the Main Stage only holds 3,000, compared to Hall H’s 6,130 capacity). Our readers had a lot of thoughts about the new … Read More

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New York Comic Con to Clear Rooms Between Main Stage Panels; New Wristband System

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon8 Comments

Much like at San Diego Comic-Con this year, New York Comic Con seems to believe that there’s a problem (or potential problem) with queuing in line all day for some of the biggest panels. However, where Comic-Con International decided to implement a wristband system showing those waiting in line just what quarter of the room they’d likely to be in … Read More

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Comic-Con International Hands APE Back to Founder

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon2 Comments

Comic-Con International will be down to only hosting two conventions a year after this weekend. Thanks to Bleeding Press, we now know that CCI has decided to hand back APE — the Alternative Press Expo — to the man who funded the convention in 1994, Dan Vado. Bleeding Cool discovered that in the program for this year’s event, a notice … Read More

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Dark Horse Announces New York Comic Con 2014 Signing Schedule

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New York Comic Con is less than a week away, and fans of comics publisher Dark Horse will be pleased to know that the company has finally announced its complete signing schedule for the convention, and that it’s full of exciting talent and properties. Headed to New York will be talent from Dark Horse books Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Elfquest, Avatar: The … Read More