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10 Days to Comic-Con: Day 2, The Eisner Awards


It is only fitting that the most prestigious awards in comics should be dolled out during the biggest comics event in the US (maybe in the world). The Eisner Awards, as I’m sure our readers are all very aware by now, are a very big deal in the industry. Like the Oscars, the Pulitzers, and [...]

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10 Days to Comic-Con: Day 3, Comic-Con Art Show and Artists’ Alley


So, I’ve covered quite a bit of ground in this little build up series giving you examples of ways in which Comic-Con has grown beyond the boundaries of just comics. Now we’re gonna reel it in a bit, because, even will all of those other amazing events taking place, Comic-Con is still largely about the [...]

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10 Days to Comic-Con: Days 5 and 4, Gaming and the Masquerade


Oops…seems like I did something silly and took the weekend off. Anyhow, here are two gatherings sure to attract crowds! So what’s to know about these two events? Here’s the run-down:
Gaming @ Comic-Con International
As if you needed further proof that Comic-Con is about more than just comics, there will be, once again, several areas [...]

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10 Days to Comic-Con: Day 6, The Spirit of Retailing Award


Okay, so technically this is part of the Eisner Awards, but I love the category so much that I wanted to break it out and feature it on its own. The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award highlights a handful of stores each year that exemplify the best in comics retailing. Everything from customer [...]

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10 Days to Comic-Con: Day 7, Portfolio Reviews & On-The-Spot Interviews


So, we’ve seen that Comic-Con isn’t just about the comics, but did you know that it’s also a huge networking convention? Actually, yes, you probably did. To cut down on the confusion and impose a little order, Comic-Con International is nice enough to provide a Portfolio Review area (PR) where companies will speak with [...]

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10 Days to Comic-Con: Day 8, The Theme’s the Thing


On top of it being the 40th convention (though not the 40th convention under this name, as CCI explains here), there are other events and anniversaries being celebrated at Comic-Con this year. What to know what’s going on? Here’s a short list for you:
Special Day Themes
Friday, July 24 – Star Wars Day
You may not [...]

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10 Days to Comic-Con: Day 9, CCI’s Independent Film Festival


Though the name is Comic-Con, it’s about much more than just comics. It’s about the science fiction and fantasy genres, television shows and big budget movies give sneak peeks, and stars from all over the media spectrum find a way to make an appearance. So what began as a really cool gathering for Comics [...]

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10 Days to Comic-Con: Day 1, Quirky Exclusives


Really? Ten days? I had to do a double-take this morning when the calendar alert began popping up on my computer, but it’s true. In ten days, the world’s largest comics, science fiction, fantasy, and gaming culture convention will open it’s doors and take in a population base larger than the town I grew up [...]

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