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'Star Wars' Fans Line Up For Force Friday

Sept. 4
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego Star Wars Society members started lining up at 3 p.m. Thursday for the midnight release of the new "Force Awakens" toys.

Extreme Haunt McKamey Manor To Leave San Diego

Aug. 7
By Beth Accomando
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McKamey Manor has been listed on horror websites as one of the top extreme haunts in the world. Last October I was blindfolded and delivered to the North County haunt for a four-hour sissy tour. Now I return for a visit with owner Russ McKamey to discuss why the haunt is moving.

Teen Critic Reflects on Gam3rCon

July 20
Robert Mackey
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In the sensory overload of Comic-Con, it’s easy to miss a lot. Teen critic Robert Mackey directs our attention to Gam3rCon, an event that runs at Tenth Avenue Arts Center simultaneously with but separate from Comic-Con. Here’s his summary of the event.

The Imperfect Perfection Of Comic-Con

July 15
By Beth Accomando
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With 600 hours of programming, a quarter mile of exhibit hall and an ever-widening radius of outside activity, Comic-Con is sensory overload and all you can hope to do is taste a tiny sample of the pop culture smorgasbord.

Multitasking at Comic-Con — There's An App For That

July 10
By Matthew Bowler
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A new app is being billed as"Uber for queueing up," and it's helping costumed superheroes and their fans at San Diego's annual pop cultural festival.

Comic-Con In Full Gear

July 9
By City News Service
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This year's edition of Comic-Con International will mark its first full day Thursday by presenting a huge collection of exhibits at the San Diego Convention Center and hosting panels with film stars and producers.

Rococo X-Men Prepare For Comic-Con Masquerade

July 9
By Beth Accomando
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Comic-Con is in full swing and Thursday night there will be the second annual Her Universe Fashion Show. But the longer tradition for costumers and cosplayers at Comic-Con is the Masquerade on Saturday. One group is preparing to take the X-Men back to the Rococo style of Marie Antoinette by way of Sofia Coppola.

Canadian Filmmaker Makes First Trip To Comic-Con

July 9
By Beth Accomando
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Comic-Con kicked off it’s 46th year in San Diego Wednesday with preview night. I spent the evening with a Canadian filmmaker who was making his first visit to Comic-Con. What a blast!

Conan O'Brien Kicks Off 4-Night San Diego Run Of His Show

July 8
By City News Service
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The show will take place at Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego, where Comic-Con International is getting underway.

Comic-Con's Soft-Opening Includes Events At Central Library, Convention Center

July 8
By City News Service
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Comic-Con International's annual soft-opening is scheduled Wednesday night. Public transportation agencies are ramping up services as the event comes to town.

Preparations Begin For Comic-Con International In San Diego

July 7
By City News Service
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Around 130,000 people are expected to attend the largest annual trade show in San Diego through Sunday. Many are visitors from out of town, and some are from out of the country.

Comic-Con Set To Kick Off Amid News It's Staying In San Diego Until 2018

July 6
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh
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Comic-Con is the largest pop culture convention in North America, and until at least 2018 it will remain in San Diego. Spokesman David Glanzer talks about the new contract and what's new at the convention.

Scanty Comic-Con Costumes No Excuse For Sexual Harassment

July 5
By Claire Trageser
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An advocacy group is targeting this week's annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego for failing to do enough to prevent sexual harassment. GeeksForCONsent has collected 3,000 signatures asking Comic-Con to beef up its anti-harassment policy and enforcement.

San Diego Central Library Hosts 'The Art of Comic-Con'

June 19
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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Comic-Con is only weeks away but to tide you over the San Diego Public Library will be partnering with Comic-Con International to present "The Art of Comic-Con," opening this Saturday.

WonderCon Moves To L.A.

April 6
By Beth Accomando
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WonderCon, the sister convention to Comic-Con, closed its 2015 show in Anaheim on Sunday with the news of change for next year.

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