Stories for July 24, 2008
The first two women (the first people in line period for the first Hall H line of the Con) were Joey Begemen, from Ohio and Penny Goodin, from Virginia. They got in line Wednesday afternoon for the panel on Twilight that would start at 1:15pm in Hall H. Many of the women were strangers when they lined up yesterday but were exchanging email addresses as I left them in line.
Comic-Con is throwing Kong a birthday bash worthy of a King (Friday, July 25 4:00-5:00 Going Ape: Celebrating 75 Years of The Beast and The Beauty of King Kong & mdash;CCSD Room 3).
If you've never attended any of the films screening as part of the Comic-Con International Film Festival, then this is a good year to start. The first film on your list should be Chris Brandt's documentary
The publisher of The San Diego Union-Tribune is considering putting the newspaper on the market. The newspaper industry has been rocked in recent years with declining circulation and advertising dollars. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Poway Unified and San Dieguito Union High school districts are getting a big chuck of state money to help them build three new campuses. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the details.
The publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune is looking to sell the paper. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
As you know, swag is a key aspect of Comic-Con. On preview night I picked up what I think will turn out to be my favorite freebie: a beautiful set of 4 character posters from Lionsgate's
Carolyn Smith has been dismissed as President of San Diego's Southeast Economic Development Corporation.
Today thousands of fans are in San Diego for Comic-Con International, the largest pop culture convention in the world. KPBS will be following Comic-Con related news about film, video games, television, comic books and graphic novels. We have an entire blog devoted to the topic which you can find at www.kpbs.org/comic-con.
On Friday, the San Diego Comic-Con plays host to the 20th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The Awards are named in honor of pioneering comic book artist and writer Will Eisner. The Eisner Awards are often referred to as the Oscars of the comic industry. KPBS Beth Accomando takes us behind the scenes of the Eisner Awards.
Congressman Brian Bilbray was an avid surfer and lifeguard when he was elected to the Imperial Beach City Council at age 24. A few years later, then Mayor Bilbray made news and established his credentials as an environmentalist when at the controls of a
The Cleveland National Forest is considering opening up more of the forest to motorized travel. There's an open house to explain the proposal tonight at the Cleveland National Forest office in Alpine. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.