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Experience 'The Ender's Game' at San Diego Comic-Con This Weekend

July 19, 2013 at 1:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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San Diego Comic-Con Finally Has Something for Foodies

July 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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No San Diego Comic Con Badge? No Problem.

July 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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It's Your Last Chance to Get San Diego Comic-Con Badges

June 11, 2013 at 5:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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Where to Find the Middle East's Own Comic Con, Kicking Off This Weekend

April 4, 2013 at 4:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

This weekend geeks from around the world with descend on Dubai for the annual Middle East Film and Comic Con.

The convention, taking place on April 5th and 6th, will feature the usual mix of international celebrity guests (including Alan Tudyk, Sean Astin, and Warwick Davis), panels, vendors, video games, and cosplay.

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'Game Of Thrones: The Exhibition' Opens in NYC Today

March 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (0)

HBO is gearing up for the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones with a new interactive exhibition, opening today in midtown Manhattan.

The exhibit includes costumes and weapons from the show, as well as an interactive archery experience.

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Why George Lucas Wants to Open a Movie Art Museum in San Francisco

March 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

George Lucas might have sold Lucasfilm to Disney, but that doesn't mean he's ready to ride off into the sunset.

The Star Wars Guru recently submitted a proposal to The Presidio Trust to build an art museum on a commissary site at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

Lucas is an avid art collector who currently owns more than 1,000 works of art, enough to rotate a gallery collection every six months for six years.

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Iron Man & Friends are Packing Up to Hit Hong Kong's Disneyland

February 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Marvel’s superheroes are about to descend on Hong Kong. Disney has just announced they will soon begin building the first ever Marvel “Themed Area” within their Hong Kong Disneyland Park.

The plan isn't a total surprise to comic fans. Disney has been open about the fact that they've planned to introduce more Marvel elements into their theme parks since they acquired the company in 2009. It also makes sense to launch the new enterprise in Hong Kong since it will be a big draw to tourists visiting from the mainland.

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Set Your iCal for Wizard World, Hitting NYC This June

February 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Wizard World, which hosts Comic-Cons in cities around the country including Portland, Nashville, Chicago, and Austin, has announced a return to NYC with the "New York City Experience."

Wizard World will bring together celebrities, comic creators, sports stars, and exhibitors for the 2013 Wizard World New York City Experience on the weekend of June 28-30, 2013.

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How To Get Tickets To Toronto Comic Con

Where: Toronto, CA, Canada
January 31, 2013 at 2:39 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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Skip a Comic-con for a Candy Convention This Year

January 24, 2013 at 3:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Why limit your convention travel to pop culture and comics this year? There are conventions for just about anything you can think of, including candy. Here's a look at three of the sweetest candy conventions taking place this year.

On Feb. 21- 23, the 12th Annual PEZcific Coast Convention will take place in L.A. and feature lots of PEZ vendors, charity auctions, a scavenger hunt, and more activities. The convention is open to anyone interested in collecting PEZ candy and only costs $35 (if you register before Feb. 5).

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Comic Cons Spread to Two More US Cities for 2013

January 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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