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Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine Invades NYCC

In nerd hq, Other Conventions by Jeremy Rutz1 Comment

Since 2011, Zachary Levi’s Nerd Machine has organized the wildly-popular Nerd HQ during San Diego Comic-Con. The event has greeted thousands of attendees over the years with nighttime events and intimate “Conversations for a Cause” panels, accommodating those who may have not been able to get tickets to SDCC while raising money for charity. Last month, Levi announced the event … Read More

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How Does Dragon*Con Stack Up Against SDCC?

In Guides, Other Conventions by Jeremy Rutz7 Comments

The 27th annual Dragon*Con convention was held over the 2013 Labor Day weekend in Hotlanta Atlanta, and this long running geek gathering has been a favorite among attendees because of its stellar cosplay and emphasis on fans rather than a big corporate presence like some of the larger, more popular conventions such as Fan Expo, New York Comic-Con and San … Read More

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NYCC Gets Funko POP! Stan Lee Exclusive; Makes SDCC Attendees Jealous [UPDATED with Stan Lee Signing]

In Exclusives, Other Conventions, Panel & Autograph News by Jeremy RutzLeave a Comment

The second biggest comics and pop culture convention in the United States is nearly a month away, and already it’s trying to “one-up” its West Coast rival. Our friends at ConventionExclusive.com alerted us to an early NYCC-exclusive, and it’s one that will undoubtedly get SDCC attendees jealous: The Stan “The Man” Lee POP! Vinyl from Funko. The POP we’ve all … Read More

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How Does Fan Expo Canada Stack Up Against SDCC?

In Guides, Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon13 Comments

Additional reporting by Sarah Lacey. [Editor’s Note: For many of our readers, San Diego Comic-Con is the only convention they attend each year. But interest and popularity is increasing within the convention scene, so we wanted to take a look at how the other big cons stack up against SDCC. This week, Kerry takes a look at Fan Expo Canada, … Read More

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How Does Disney’s D23 Expo Measure Up to San Diego Comic-Con?

In Guides, Other Conventions by Shawn Marshall4 Comments

[Editor’s Note: For many of our readers, San Diego Comic-Con is the only convention they attend each year. But interest and popularity is increasing within the convention scene, so we wanted to take a look at how the other big cons stack up against SDCC. This week, Shawn takes a look at Disney’s ‪‎D23‬ convention, which was held in Anaheim (the … Read More

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The D23 Expo Effect: Where does Star Wars and Marvel fit into SDCC 2013?

In Editorials/Opinions, Other Conventions, Panel & Autograph News by Shawn Marshall11 Comments

Several events over the last week have heightened speculation that there will be a smaller footprint of Marvel and Star Wars at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Because of 2011, there will always be concern over the presence of Disney properties at SDCC during a D23 Expo year. Simple economics would seem to indicate that it is unwise of Disney … Read More