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Con Flashback: A Stroll Down Cosplay Lane

In Editorials/Opinions, General News by Robert Warners1 Comment

Welcome to another edition of Con Flashback where the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog staff take a look back at random topics from SDCC. This week’s topic comes internally from the UBlog which is about favorite cosplay photos from years past (which also includes SDCC’s sister show WonderCon). If you have a suggestion for an edition of Con Flashback, make … Read More

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Con Flashback: Who Doesn’t Love Exclusives?

In Editorials/Opinions by Robert Warners1 Comment

With all of the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives news as of late, it is only fitting that we choose to do the Con Flashback centered around that topic. The suggestion for this week came from Chris Brezic, thanks Chris! Shawn Marshall Being often referred to at SDCC as “the exclusive guy,” it’s no surprise that I’d have something to add … Read More

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Con Flashback: Ballroom 20 versus Hall H

In Editorials/Opinions by Robert Warners7 Comments

We’re starting a weekly column, that’s all about looking back at Comic-Con’s of the past. Have you ever wondered what the UBlog staff’s favorite panel was? Or their favorite place to eat during the convention? If you have a question you’d like us to tackle, please let us know in the comments. This week’s question comes to use from Angela … Read More

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Editorial: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Hotelpocalypse?

In Editorials/Opinions by Kerry Dixon73 Comments

#Hotelpocalypse is probably not the hashtag that Comic-Con International was hoping would trend, or be written about by San Diego’s own Union-Tribune. But it was — and for good reason, as every year, even with very slow progress (thanks for offering attendees more insight into the process this year, CCI!), the San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale process is still a … Read More

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Editorial: Breaking Up (With Exclusives) Is Hard to Do

In Editorials/Opinions, Exclusives by Andy Wagner7 Comments

MattyCollector, what have you done to me? Last year, you seduced me with your wares, and I dove head-first into the world of Comic-Con exclusive pre-orders. I was nervous and trembling, but you took my hand and led me through the process so gently. Then, I found it: Leonard Nimoy in his Spock costume leaning against his 1964 Buick Riviera. … Read More

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San Diego Convention Center Expansion: An Update

In Editorials/Opinions, Features by Kerry DixonLeave a Comment

Is the San Diego Convention Center being expanded? Right now, that’s still an open-ended question, but it’s important to note that there are three different convention center plans. So let’s break them down that way. Plan One – Contiguous: The original contiguous expansion plan (meaning that it would be an add-on to the current facility) is currently in limbo. Although … Read More

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Marriott Expansion Paves Way for Comic-Con Growth

In Badge/Hotel News, Editorials/Opinions, Features, Offsites by Kim Twombly3 Comments

Comic-Con’s neighbor hotel, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, is wrapping up over a year and a half of construction on an expansion project that is adding a huge amount of event space to the hotel, including two ballrooms that are the largest on the West Coast. Attendees may have seen the early stages of construction during last year’s Comic-Con … Read More