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SDCC 2017 Recap: Funko Fundays Got (Most of) Its Magic Back

In Editorials/Opinions, Features, Offsites by Kerry Dixon8 Comments

Let’s just make this clear: Funko Fundays is one of the best ticketed events at San Diego Comic-Con. Every year, Funko showers those lucky enough to score a ticket with an array of exclusive products, food, alcohol, games, entertainment, and more. But it’s also not without its problems, and for every two steps forward it takes, it also seems to … Read More

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ATX TV Festival Offers Attendees An Intimate Look Inside TV

In Other Conventions by Kerry Dixon3 Comments

If you love the world of TV — the shows themselves, the mechanics behind them, and your fellow fans who watch them — then get yourself to Austin next June for the ATX Television Festival. I’ve known about the festival for years, but just never made the trek down until this year. So, if you’re a smarter person than me … 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: The San Diego Comic-Con General Hotel Sale Failed On Every Level – And Why That’s Not Acceptable

In Editorials/Opinions, Features by Kerry Dixon153 Comments

UPDATE: At 6:08PM PT on March 27, 2015, Comic-Con International issued this statement to us: We’re obviously disappointed the hotel sale didn’t run as smoothly as we would have liked. Our attendees are very important to us and we have worked very hard to secure more room blocks and reduced rates at area hotels. We continue to strive to provide … Read More

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History Channel ‘Vikings’ Season 3 Premiere Review: Does The New Episode Live up to SDCC 2014 Panel Expectations

In Editorials/Opinions, General News by Lisa McDowellLeave a Comment

History Channel’s first ever scripted saga, Vikings, is ready to raid television sets once again with season three, premiering Thursday, February 19th at 10ET/9CT. The historical drama explores the tale of the legendary Norseman, Ragnar Lothbrok (played by Travis Fimmel), and follows his ambitious exploits.  The show has spent two seasons building strong momentum with a fantastic storyline full of intense … Read More

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3Dlight FX Review: Captain America’s Shield

In Editorials/Opinions, Features by Kerry Dixon1 Comment

Nightlights aren’t just for kids, as Canadian 3D deco lights company 3DlightFX has been proving. The company offers a wide selection of 3D lights that can be fixed to the wall, that come with their signature “crack stickers” to make it appear like the lights are literally bursting out of your wall and into your home. They’ve partnered with several … Read More

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SDCC 2014: The Programming Problem

In Editorials/Opinions by Kerry Dixon31 Comments

This was a very strange year for the programming schedule of San Diego Comic-Con, particularly that of Hall H. The lines were the worst we’d ever seen them for Saturday’s programming, and yet, on Thursday, which included Benedict Cumberbatch, Mathew McConaughey, and Christopher Nolan’s Comic-Con debuts, you could walk right in and get a seat in roughly the first half … Read More