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Comic-Con Video Service To Open Access Yet Reserve Exclusivity

Comic-Con Video Service To Open Access Yet Reserve Exclusivity

March 15
By Beth Accomando

On Monday, Comic-Con International and Lionsgate unveiled launch plans for Comic-Con HQ, its newly named subscription video on demand platform.

San Diego Museum Of Man Serves Up New Exhibit On Cannibals

San Diego Museum Of Man Serves Up New Exhibit On Cannibals

March 15
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

The San Diego Museum of Man hopes its new exhibit, Cannibals: Myth and Reality, will challenge visitors and maybe even push them out of their comfort zone in order to reconsider a taboo topic such as cannibalism from new angles.

Friendly, Intimate San Diego Comic Fest Takes Over President's Day ...

Friendly, Intimate San Diego Comic Fest Takes Over President's Day Weekend

Feb. 10
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Comic Fest touts itself as “the friendly intimate comic-con experience.” This year they moved the event from October to President’s Day weekend.

William Shatner Brings One-Man Show to San Diego

William Shatner Brings One-Man Show to San Diego

Jan. 27
By Angela Carone

"Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It" runs for one night only, Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.

Top Words And Phrases Of 2015: Deflategate, Cuckservative, Nae-Nae

Top Words And Phrases Of 2015: Deflategate, Cuckservative, Nae-Nae

Dec. 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

Grant Barrett, co-host of public radio's "A Way With Words," discusses how language evolved in 2015.

Podcast Episode 32: Son Of Monsterpalooza Wrap-Up

Podcast Episode 32: Son Of Monsterpalooza Wrap-Up

Sept. 25
By Beth Accomando

A wrap-up from last weekend's Son of Monsterpalooza Convention in Burbank with a trio of interviews.

Check In For The Haunted Hotel's Great Room Escape

Check In For The Haunted Hotel's Great Room Escape

Sept. 10
By Beth Accomando

The Haunted Hotel has been a Halloween tradition in San Diego for decades. But now it’s looking at creating new attractions that can run all year long, like The Great Room Escape.

'Star Wars' Fans Line Up For Force Friday

'Star Wars' Fans Line Up For Force Friday

Sept. 4
By Beth Accomando

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

Extreme Haunt McKamey Manor To Leave San Diego

Aug. 7
By Beth Accomando

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

Teen Critic Reflects on Gam3rCon

July 20
Robert Mackey

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

The Imperfect Perfection Of Comic-Con

July 15
By Beth Accomando

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

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

July 10
By Matthew Bowler

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

Comic-Con In Full Gear

July 9
By City News Service

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

Rococo X-Men Prepare For Comic-Con Masquerade

July 9
By Beth Accomando

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

Canadian Filmmaker Makes First Trip To Comic-Con

July 9
By Beth Accomando

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!