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San Diego Players Hooked On Pokémon Go

San Diego Players Hooked On Pokémon Go

July 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

KPBS Midday Edition speaks to a science and technology editor about the popular augmented reality game.

Podcast Episode 84: Turning Tydes Serves Up Geeky Musical Mash-Ups

Podcast Episode 84: Turning Tydes Serves Up Geeky Musical Mash-Ups

July 15
By Beth Accomando

If Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were geeks, they would be putting on a "Hobbits" version of "Les Mis" or a "Star Wars" take on "The Phantom of the Opera." That's what Turning Tydes is doing at Comic-Con.

Comic-Con Celebrates 47 Years In San Diego

Comic-Con Celebrates 47 Years In San Diego

July 14
By Beth Accomando

The first Comic-Con, held in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel, drew about 300 people. Now it has almost 500,000 square feet of exhibit space and attracts more than 130,000 attendees.

MTS Partners With Uber For All-Star Game And Comic-Con

MTS Partners With Uber For All-Star Game And Comic-Con

July 7
By City News Service, KPBS News

The Metropolitan Transit System announced an agreement with Uber to bring customers to and from transit stations in San Diego County over the next few weeks, with the possibility of a more permanent arrangement in the future.

Comic-Con Museum Proposed For Balboa Park

Comic-Con Museum Proposed For Balboa Park

June 8
By City News Service

Discussions were under way between the San Diego Hall of Champions and Comic-Con International to lease space at the sports theme museum, according to museum officials.

Podcast 68: WonderCon 2016 And Comic-Con HQ

Podcast 68: WonderCon 2016 And Comic-Con HQ

March 27
By Beth Accomando

WonderCon 2016 took place over the weekend in Los Angeles, and KPBS' Beth Accomando took advantage of the event to talk with Seth Laderman of Comic-Con HQ and Ted Adams of IDW Publishing.

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.