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Fans of the novel The Ender's Game can immerse themselves into Battle School at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
Summit Entertainment and HGTV have created The Ender’s Game Fan Experience, which is so big they couldn't fit into the convention center. Located outside the Hilton Gaslamp, the experience takes fans through sets created for the upcoming movie.
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For the first time foodies are getting their own panel at San Diego Comic-Con. A Feast For Your Eyes: Creativity In Comics and Cuisine will bring together 5 panelists to discuss the similarities in the creative processes of artists and chefs.
The panel's official description reads, "Cooking is creativity. Food is art. In so many ways, the connections between food and comics on a creative level are everywhere. A chef's knife is the equivalent of an artist's pencil or brush. Their kitchens are their canvases. Both chefs and artists are only limited by their own imaginations; they both use their tools to take what is in their minds and create masterpieces in different mediums. But the processes are the same, and that's what panelists will be exploring in this open discussion."
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Did you miss out on getting a badge for the International Comic-Con this year? Don't worry, there is still plenty you can do in San Diego this week without one. Here's a look at our top 8 picks:
· The Walking Dead Escape
The Walking Dead Escape is back this year giving fans of the show a chance to be a zombie or a victim in an apocalyptic obstacle course. Tickets for zombies, victims, and spectators can be purchased online at thewalkingdeadescape.com.
If you lost out on getting San Diego Comic-Con Badges when they first went on sale back in February, you have one more shot.
Four-day badges are still completely sold out, but a few thousand single-day badges are available now via a resale lottery. Yesterday, Comic-Con International announced they have 3,100 Saturday badges - the most coveted of them all - that were returned or cancelled and will be distributing them through a random drawing.
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Fans of the movie Anchorman already know San Diego is classy, but now they can also visit some of the city's famous cinematic landmarks before Ron Burgundy's next adventure hits theaters this December.
In the first Anchorman movie San Diego played a large role in the Channel 4 crew's antics, and hey were back in town just last week to film more scenes for the movie at SeaWorld. But Anchorman isn't the only movie that's helped make San Diego a mainstay on the big screen.
There are subtle ways and not-so-subtle ways to attract travelers. Some places - say, Mexico - struggle with image problems, and before they can pitch anything fun they have to rebrand themselves.. Other countries and organizations have it a lot easier. Zoos, for example, can do the equivalent of waving their arms in the air and shouting: "Hey, look over here! There are cute baby things over here!"
Our beloved San Diego Zoo knows what works, which is why they kicked off the summer travel season this morning by opening up their new Conrad Prebys Australian Outback exhibit to the public. The 3 acre exhibit is meant to model what you might see in Queensland. At the entrance is a cluster of 8 to 15-foot-tall totems depicting a koala, a platypus, a crocodile, a kangaroo, a Tasmanian devil, and a kookaburra. They call it the exhibit's "welcoming committee."
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We’ve got some weird airport restaurant news for you today, but you’re going to need to wait for a bit before testing out the menu. The latest in restaurant partnerships comes from the folks over at the PGA Tour, as apparently their next big marketing push is airport restaurants.
PGA Tour Grill—creative name—is on the drawing board for an opening later this year at San Diego International Airport. The assumption here is that business travelers and leisure travelers alike must be enamored with golf, and as a result they will pay a little bit extra for that cheeseburger to be surrounded by televisions and memorabilia. SAN sounds like it's just the beginning, as they're hoping to bring the new concept elsewhere as well.
It's that time of year again, when geeks around the world prepare to battle it out for the limited number of San Diego Comic-Con Badges, which go on sale Saturday February 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.
San Diego International Comic-Con 2013 will return to the San Diego Convention Center on July 18-21, 2013, with a preview night on July 17.
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While you were out shopping on Black Friday about a week ago, airports around the country were plenty busy shuttling passengers to here and there—despite the sales. One such airport was San Diego International where rush hour for air traffic fell between 10:30am and 3pmsignificantly more than an hour. It was busy business as usual, but what sets SAN apart is that one photographer decided to get a little creative while planespotting.
Check out the resulting video above, which is a pretty unique look at the comings and goings of traffic at the airport, all condensed into about 30 seconds. Definitely worth a second—or third—look as you're trying to warm up to the workweek.
Yes, we'll shortly be going to our beloved San Diego Zoo. They have a new baby panda, new baby jaguars, and new monkeys, otters, and pigs. The video of the baby panda learning to walk is embedded below, hi-res photos of the new baby jaguars are here, and the San Diego Zoo blog has your post describing the rest of the babies.
In the meantime, this is what a fall morning looks like in San Diego from our hotel room. If you look at the road you'll see the Old Town Trolley. Their site brags that San Diego is "known as 'America's Finest City,'" which sounded very suspicious to us until we saw the weather and noticed the San Diego Zoo pictures they have pasted to the back of their trolley. Persuasive!
As we wrap up another year of San Diego Comic-Con coverage, we would be doing future Con attendees a disservice if we didn't mention what else there is to do in and around San Diego. It seems like it would be a shame to spend the time and money it takes to get to San Diego and never leave the convention floor.
So, here are our Top 5 must-see attractions outside the San Diego Convention Center:
Sunday marked the close of another Comic-Con and, more importantly, the end of the endless waiting.
We were there and here's what we've learned about queuing up at the Con:
If you're hoping to get into a panel in Ballroom 20, allow at least an hour and a half for the wait in line. We missed a panel on Saturday after arriving with only 45 minutes to spare. And for events taking place in Hall H, you might want to get there the night before to secure your spot in 6,000-seat venue.