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ABC Family’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Stitchers’, ‘Shadowhunters’ Head to NYCC

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

With San Diego Comic-Con behind us, many are turning their attention to the probably second-largest North American convention: New York Comic Con (and yes, we’re pretty sure it’s second). The convention kicks off at the Javits Center on October 8-11, whereABC Family will be taking over. The network will be holding back-to-back panels for Stitchers and Pretty Little Liars, as well … Read More

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Report: Con Man Releases New San Diego Comic-Con Details

In Features, nerd hq, Offsites, Other Conventions, Panel & Autograph News by Kim Twombly9 Comments

Although Con Man had already confirmed panels at both San Diego Comic-Con and Nerd HQ, thanks to producer PJ Haarsma, we now have some more details about not only what the Con Man SDCC schedule is going to look like, but a better idea about the convention as a whole. In a “Hang w/” chat earlier this evening for backers of the Indiegogo … Read More

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Disney’s D23 Expo 2015 to Include Marvel, Star Wars, Walt Disney Parks Presentations on New Stage

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon16 Comments

D23 Expo 2015, the bi-annual Disney’s owned convention for their fans, have just given a peek inside this year’s programming. The convention, which kicks off August 14-16, will feature presentations from Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – and to showcase these exciting presentations, they’re transforming Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center … Read More

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A Middle-earth Gala: TheOneRing.Net’s 2015 Oscar Party

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The evening before the Academy Awards, fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings gathered in Hollywood to celebrate all-things Tolkien, and his stories brought to life by Peter Jackson and WingNut Films. The “One Last Party” was the 6th and final Oscar event from the popular Tolkien fansite TheOneRing.Net, a tradition started with the 2002 Oscars and “The One Party … Read More

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PaleyFest LA Returns in March

In Features, Other Conventions by Kim Twombly1 Comment

Today, the Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) announced four of the TV series it will feature during this year’s annual PaleyFest, held in Los Angeles in March. Along with The Good Wife and Scandal are Comic-Con favorites Arrow and The Flash, which are teaming up for a combined cast panel. The full PaleyFest lineup will be announced January … Read More

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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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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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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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The Marvel Experience Announces Tour Dates [UPDATE 2]

In General News, Other Conventions by Kim Twombly2 Comments

Along with the Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Exhibit in New York City, Marvel has also licensed its name and characters to Hero Ventures for The Marvel Experience. Billed as the world’s first hyper-reality tour, Hero Ventures announced the first dates and locations of the Experience at New York Comic Con’s Marvel booth today. A preview in Phoenix starting this December will be followed … 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