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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

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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

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Mezco Toyz Announces ‘Breaking Bad’ New York Comic Con Exclusive

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Mezco Toyz is heading to New York Comic Con next week with an exclusive that should have fans of Breaking Bad pulling out their wallets. The toy manufacturer is smaller than some of the exclusive giants (Hasbro, Mattel, etc.), they still hold some exciting licenses, and offered several great exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. Of their licenses … Read More