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Once again, I am sensing a pattern. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Comic-Con International in San Diego released their schedules for the corresponding days of the convention. And as luck would have it… Sunday’s is up! If you missed any of the previous days, it’s probably easiest just to go to the main programming page and move on from there. Plus, they have an online scheduler to help you plan out your con. Enjoy!
Thursday, Comic-Con revealed their Thursday schedule. Friday, they did Friday.
I bet you all were wondering what Comic-Con was scheduling for the Friday of the show. Well, now you don’t have to.
- D23 Expo, the Disney fan expo, put their arena schedule up.
- Comic-Con also put up their Thursday schedule.
- Supernatural New Jersey put up their entire schedule.
- Gallifrey One didn’t put up a schedule, but they announced a ton of guests – Tony Curran, Frazer Hines, John Shiban, Charlie Ross, Virginia Hey, Denton Tipton and Charlie Kirchoff.
- Otakon will have producer, author and journalist Takamasa Sakurai as a guest, and will also preview the martial arts film Bunraku.
- Going to Fan Expo Candada? Make sure to use the hashtag #fanexpocanada when you tweet.
Got a mess of comic related guests to report on today, so let’s get started!
- Artist Todd Nauck is going to be at Long Beach Comic Con.
- Writer/artist/guy who killed Superman Dan Jurgens will probably not be killing Superman while at Megacon.
- Batman movie producer Michael Uslan will be at Cincinnati Comic Expo, as will artist Aaron Lambert.
- Going to Comic-Con? Here’s a map of the exhibit floor.
It’s the Fourth of July, and there is no con news. However, instead, I offer a tip to any retailers who will be working San Diego this year.
The movie Captain America: The First Avenger is coming out. For some reason, its primary restaurant licensing partner is Dunkin Donuts, which is putting out collector cups. However, the closest Dunkin Donuts to San Diego and the Southern California area in general is over 300 miles away in Las Vegas, which is a really long way to go for a cup. Some enterprising retailer could make a decent couple of bucks buying up cups on the cheap and selling them at the show. Just a thought.
Another thought — if the movie is half as well done as this commercial, it will be the greatest movie of all time!
Well, it is 13 months from now. I don’t have a press release or tweet for this, but I spoke today with the guy who runs the show and I have a flier for the event — Power Morphicon 2012 will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center August 18-19. That’s all the information they have right now, because c;mon, the show is over a year away! Keep your eyes peeled to Conmania for the latest updates.
While I am a fairly experienced convention goer, Anime Expo 2011 is my first time attending a convention focused mostly on anime. It definitely has a different vibe from the comic book or more general pop culture conventions I usually frequent. There is definitely a lot more cosplay. While there are definitely tons of people in costume at places like San Diego, they are still, by my unscientific guess, a fraction of a fraction of the overall convention population. At Anime Expo, I’d guess it was maybe 1 in 10? There’s also a lot more people in costume dancing, as you’ll see by the videos below.