San Diego Comic-Con is upon us!
Beginning Wednesday July 17th through Sunday July 21th, hundreds of thousands of people will be descending on the beautiful city of San Diego, CA for comics, movies, television, video games and all the other forms of entertainment that can be crammed in that damn convention center.
The iFanboy crew, as we have for the past 12 years (minus 2003), will be at Comic-Con in full force! Well, not everyone. This year, it’ll just be Conor Kilpatrick from the iFanboy editorial team who will be in attendance. But along with him there will be a passel of iFanboy staffers on-hand! Our faithful companion Gordon The Intern, staff writers Molly McIsaac, Mike Romo, Gabe Roth, and Ryan Haupt will all be in attendance!
Now here’s the bad news. There will be no video shows from San Diego this year. With Ron gone at Image Comics, Josh staying at home with his family, and Paul on the TSA’s no-fly list, Conor can’t handle the camera and the the interviews all by himself. He’s not Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. We’ll still report all the news that’s fit to print (and some that isn’t) but there will be no wacky video action this year.
There will be some events and happenings where you can come meet us and hang out. We’ve met a ton of great people in San Diego over the years and we hope to meet all of you this year!
If you’re attending the convention, there are a few places you can see us:
COMICS PODCASTING PANEL
Thursday – 7/18
The 8th Annual All Star Podcasters Panel
Like sportscasters analyzing before a big game, the top comic book podcasters are on hand for their annual lively debate and audience Q&A about the current state of the comic book market. From the big publishers’ story and editorial moves to the current creator-owned comics revolution, what does it all mean for today’s readers? Featuring Heidi McDonald (PW Comics World Podcast), Pat Loika (Loikamania), John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Ben Blacker (The Nerdist Comic Writers Panel), Brian Christman (Comic Geek Speak), Conor Kilpatrick (iFanboy), John Mayo (Comic Book Page), and Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider).
IFANBOY MEET-UP & PARTY
We had such a blast last year at our Happy Hour we decided to return to the Andaz’s roof deck for another great party. This year we invite you to the iFanboy Cocktail Hour!
Where: The Andaz Hotel – Roofdeck – 600 F Street, SD (Google Maps)
When: Thursday, July 12 – 6 PM to 9 PM
RSVP … on Facebook! (It’s not required but we like to know who’s coming and how many to expect.)
Hope to see you all in San Diego! Remember to bring water and wear comfortable shoes!
Speaking of, if you are attending your first San Diego Comic-Con and need some tips, check out the first two segments in the show that we did before San Diego Comic-Con 2010:
How about a blast from the past?
Check out pictures from San Diego Comic-Con 2009 here!
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