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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.
Tickets are now on sale for Toronto ComicCon, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 9th and 10th.
Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Teen Wolf), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Daniel Logan (Star Wars Episode II) and the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will all be in attendance, along with Toronto's own Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery, the creators of Kill Shakespeare.
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Wizard World, which produces annual comic cons in Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Ohio, Austin and New Orleans, has added cons in Nashville and St Louis for 2013.
The St. Louis event is set for March 22-24 and the Nashville con will take place October 18-20. Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Billy Dee Williams, and James Marsters are among the confirmed guests for both.
Advance tickets are now on sale and range from $30 for one day passes to $499 for Platinum VIP passes. Visit www.wizardworld.com to purchase tickets.
GeekGirlCon recently gave female comic fans another reason to geek out when they announced the details of their 2013 conference.
The con, which will take place at The Conference Center at WSCC in Seattle, is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of women in all aspects of geek culture. Panels, workshops, gaming, and special guests are also geared to geeky girls and their unique interests.
Tickets for 2013's first big geek fest, Wizard World Portland Comic Con, are now on sale.
The con, taking place February 22- 24, 2013, will welcome The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, comic legend Stan Lee, Homeland's Morena Baccarin, one-time Superman Dean Cain, and Buffy's James Marsters, as well as dozens of exhibitors and artists.
The Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con will take place on November 30 - December 2, just in time to pick up a few Christmas gifts for the geeks in your life.
The con is going down at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and, along with dozens of comic vendors, will feature celebrity appearances, signings, panels, and more.
Among the highlights are a Star Trek: Next Generation Reunion and appearances by Eliza Dushku, Stan Lee, and cast members from The Walking Dead.
There are still tickets available for New Orleans Comic Con. One day tickets start at $35, 3 day advance passes are $70. For more information, visit wizardworld.com.
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Fans of The Hobbit had plenty to be thankful for at San Diego Comic-Con. Of course there was the Hall H panel that included the debut of four full scenes from the films, but fans also got a peek at some of the Hobbit-themed tourist attractions getting ready for the first film's debut later this year.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey doesn't hit theaters until December 14, but the Hobbiton Movie Set Tours are already gearing up for the influx of fans expected to visit Hobbiton this year. The site is just one of over 30 tourist experiences that showcase The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit locations across New Zealand.
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.
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This week marked the beginning of the end for the Twilight cast as they officially began promoting the final movie in the series, Breaking Dawn Part 2.
The cast was in San Diego yesterday for their last Comic-Con panel and press conference. And since the films are winding down they were eager to reminiscence about the movies, and the fun they had making them.
Each year the folks at San Diego Comic-Com make a few tweaks to their system, some that benefit fans, and some that seem to make life at the Con even more difficult.
Here are a few changes (both good and bad) to be aware of before heading out to SDCC this week:
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This year, along with appearances by legends of the comic, anima and sci-fi worlds, there are also several Hollywood Panels scheduled including 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, Resident Evil; Retribution and The Amazing Spider-Man with Emma Stone.
And, for the first time, WonderCon, which is usually held in San Francisco, will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. To celebrate the show's change of venue, some of the area's other local attractions are offering badgeholders special perks.
San Diego International Comic-Con is still months away, but if you want to volunteer at the world's largest comic convention, you better act soon.
Tickets to SDCC are notoriously hard to get, but there is another way to get into the San Diego Convention Centerand it's free. Online volunteer registration for Comic-Con officially opened this week, but space is limited so it's best to apply as soon as possible.