Friday, December 10, 2010

San Diego Comic-Con - Condo to Avoid

Lots of people choose to stay at condos during Comic-Con and this can be a really good idea. They're close, have kitchens, etc. I've stayed at condos for the past couple of years. I've had a really, really bad encounter with the owner of a condo near the convention center, though. He is disrespectful, rude and looks down on the Comic-Con crowd (although that won't keep him from trying to make a ton of money from you). He also changes his terms on a whim. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of the condo listed here, unless you want to be treated poorly and overcharged... good luck to everyone looking for the perfect place to stay for Comic-Con 2011!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Misc. Updates

Ziggy Marley will be appearing with Image Comics, booth #2729, on Saturday, July 24, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows panel has been confirmed, according to the NY Times.

Warner Brothers has confirmed the following shows/stars will be in attendance:

“The Big Bang Theory”: Stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar join creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady for a session moderated by Wil Wheaton

“Chuck”: Stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, with Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin join creators/executive producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak

“Fringe”: Stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown and Jasika Nicole join executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman

“Human Target”: Stars Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley join executive producer Matthew Miller

“Nikita”: Stars Maggie Q (“Mission: Impossible III”), Shane West (“ER”) and Lyndsy Fonseca (“Kick-Ass”) join executive producer Craig Silverstein (“Bones”)

“Smallville”: Series stars to be announced join executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson

“Supernatural”: Series stars to be announced join executive producers Sera Gamble and Ben Edlund, and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke

“V”: Stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Charles Mesure, with Morena Baccarin and Scott Wolf join executive producers Scott Rosenbaum and Steve Pearlman

“The Vampire Diaries”: Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino and Matt Davis join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec

“Childrens Hospital”: Creator/executive producer/star Rob Corddry (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and executive producer Jon Stern (“The Ten,” “Scotland, PA”) join series stars Lake Bell (“How to Make It in America”), Erinn Hayes (“Parenthood,” “Worst Week”) and Rob Huebel (“Human Giant”). A website for the series will go live July 6 here: www.adultswim.com/shows/childrenshospital

“Unnatural History”: Stars Kevin G. Schmidt (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”), Jordan Gavaris (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), Italia Ricci (“Greek”) and Martin Donovan (“Weeds”) join creator/executive producer Mike Werb

“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”: Voice of Batman Diedrich Bader joins executive producer Sam Register, producers James Tucker and Michael Jelenic, and voice director Andrea Romano

“MAD”: New “MAD” animated television series producer/story editor Kevin Shinick (“Robot Chicken”) and Warner Bros. Animation executive Peter Girardi join MAD Magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano, legendary artist Sergio Aragones and contemporary artist Tom Richmond

“Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”: Supervising producers Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone join producer Mitch Watson and art director Dan Krall

Comedy Central announced the following:

Evening of the Con: Free event: Comedy Central live from the House Of Blues Hosted By Pete Holmes On Saturday, July 24 From 7:00-9:00 P.M. with performances by comics Maria Bamford, Adam DeVine, Chris Gethard, Kurt Metzger, Matt Oberg, Randy Pearlstein, Horatio Sanz And Nick Swardson.

• Friday, July 23: "Ugly Americans" panel (Room 25ABC)
10:00-11:00 a.m. Join David M. Stern (Showrunner and Executive Producer), Dan Powell (Executive Producer), Jeff Poliquin (Supervising Producer), Devin Clark (Producer and Series Creator), Aaron Augenblick (Director of Animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington) and Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard) for a behind-the-scenes look, a sneak peek into the return of new episodes in October, Q&A and more of COMEDY CENTRAL's new original animated series. One audience member will be selected to be drawn into an upcoming episode.

• Saturday, July 24: "Futurama" panel (ballroom 20)
12:45-1:30 p.m. Join the cast and crew in celebrating "Futurama's" triumphant re-return to the airwaves! World-premiere footage will offer an exciting and informative glimpse of Comic-Con in the year 3010. Panelists include Executive Producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, and Maurice LaMarche, writers Ken Keeler and Patric M. Verrone, and director Crystal Chesney-Thompson and animation Producer Claudia Katz.

• Saturday, July 24: COMEDY CENTRAL Live @ Comic-Con from the House of Blues
7:00-9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Comedian Pete Holmes ("Ugly Americans") will host a special evening of free comedy including exclusive sneak peeks from COMEDY CENTRAL's new shows and more with performances by "Ugly Americans" cast members Maria Bamford, Kurt Metzger, Matt Oberg and Randy Pearlstein; Chris Gethard and Horatio Sanz, stars of the new series "Big Lake," premiering Tuesday, August 17; Nick Swardson, whose new series "Pretend Time with Nick Swardson" premieres Tuesday, October 12; and Adam DeVine from the forthcoming series "Workaholics" (1Q 2011). The House of Blues is located at 1055 5th Avenue and attendees must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink.


Reign of The Dinosaurs panel is scheduled for Friday, July 23 at 7:30PM in Room 6BCF

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Latest Confirmations

It's now confirmed that the following movies will have a presence at SDCC:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Green Lantern
Sucker Punch
Megamind
Battle: Los Angeles
The Expendables
Piranha 3D

Thursday, June 24, 2010

SDCC Zombie Walk

The annual SDCC zombie walk will take place on Saturday, July 24th at 6:00 PM. Full details are available here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Updates

-It's confirmed that some of the cast of Glee (Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera) will be at Comic-Con.

-Costume designed Shawna Trpcic (well known to fans of Joss Whedon) will be attending SDCC.

-FOX is bringing 11 shows to Comic-Con: The Simpsons, American Dad, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Glee, Neighbors From Hell, Sons of Anarchy, Bob's Burgers & Terra Nova.

-Futurama will have a panel.

Here's a panel schedule to date:

Thursday, July 22nd

5pm-6pm: Look Around You (Room 6A)


Friday, July 23rd

11am-12pm: Bob's Burgers (Room 25ABC)

11:30am-12:30pm: The Walking Dead (Room TBA)

12pm-1pm: Neighbors From Hell (Room 25ABC)

2pm-2:45pm: Bones (Ballroom 20)

3:30pm-4:30pm Terra Nova (Room 6A)

6pm-7pm Being Human (Room 6A)

Archer (Time/Room TBA)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Time/Room TBA)

The Big Bang Theory (Time/Room TBA)

Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Time/Room TBA)


Saturday, July 24th

11:00am-11:45am: Family Guy (Ballroom 20)

11:45am-12:30pm: The Cleveland Show (Ballroom 20)

12:45pm-1:30pm: Futurama (Ballroom 20)

3pm-4pm: Community (Hilton Bayfront)

7:15pm-8:15pm: MythBusters (Room 6BCF)

Chuck (Time/Room TBA)

Fringe (Time/Room TBA)

Human Target (Time/Room TBA)

Nikita (Time/Room TBA)

No Ordinary Family (Time/Room TBA)

V (Time/Room TBA)

Vampire Diaries (Time/Room TBA)


Sunday, July 25th

10:30am-11:30am: Castle (Room TBA)

12:30pm-1:15pm: American Dad (Ballroom 20)

1:30pm-2:30pm: Glee (Ballroom 20)

2:45-3:45: Sons of Anarchy (Ballroom 20)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Time/Room TBA)

Smallville (Time/Room TBA)

Supernatural (Time/Room TBA)

Unnatural History (Time/Room TBA)

Also confirmed, without a date/time yet:

Adventure Time
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Ben 10
Burn Notice
The Cape
Caprica
Dexter
Eureka
The Event
Generator Rex
Hawaii Five-O
Metalocalypse
Psych
Robot Chicken
Sanctuary
Stargate Universe
Squidbillies
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Tower Prep
True Blood
The Venture Bros
Warehouse 13
White Collar


Confirmed Video Game companies:

Activision
Electronic Arts
Disney
Ubisoft
NCSoft (for Aion, Blade & Soul, and Guild Wars 2)
THQ (for Warhammer 40k Online)
Capcom
Hudson Entertainment
Konami
Microsoft
Nintendo
NIS America
SCEA
SOE (for The Agency)
Square Enix, Inc. (For Final Fantasy XIV)
Telltale Games

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Spartacus Panel

The Spartacus panel, with Andy Whitfield (Spartacus), Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), John Hannah (Batiatus), Viva Bianca (Ilythia), and Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven S. DeKnight will be on Friday, July 23rd. Spartacus will also be the sponsor of this year's Wrath of Con party.

Autograph Signings

Official Pix has released information on the autograph signings that they'll have at their booth (2913P):

Stan Lee $50
Thursday 3:30 - 4:30
Friday 5:30 - 6:30
Saturday. 3:30 - 4:30

Catherine Taber
Aaron Douglas
James A Taylor