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'Bat Boy: The Musical' Inspired By '90s Tabloid Headline

'Bat Boy: The Musical' Inspired By '90s Tabloid Headline

Sept. 29
By Beth Accomando

The Weekly World News was notorious for its outlandish covers that caught your eye at the grocery checkout. One of those headline stories featuring a half-bat, half-boy inspired the musical “Bat Boy,” which has a new production running at OB Playhouse.

Tiki Oasis 2017: A Look At The Most Tiki Outfits

Tiki Oasis 2017: A Look At The Most Tiki Outfits

Aug. 13
By Elma Gonzalez

KPBS stopped by Tiki Oasis to take a look at the best outfits this year. Here’s a sneak peek at how some of the most dedicated tiki fans dressed up.

No Quarters Needed For Fleet's 'Game Masters' Arcade

No Quarters Needed For Fleet's 'Game Masters' Arcade

July 27
By Michael Lipkin

It won't take much to interest science-averse kids in the latest exhibit at the Fleet Science Center. It's a retrospective of video game history, from the arcade cabinets of the 1970s to the latest computer and console games.

Bidding Farewell To Another Comic-Con: Hall H, Cosplay And A Death ...

Bidding Farewell To Another Comic-Con: Hall H, Cosplay And A Death Star Coffee Table

July 24
By Beth Accomando

The 48th annual Comic-Con International came to a close on Sunday night. Here are a few highlights.

San Diego Blood Bank Gets Record Number Of Donations At Comic-Con

San Diego Blood Bank Gets Record Number Of Donations At Comic-Con

July 24
By City News Service

More than 1,800 units of blood were collected during the four days of Comic-Con International, the San Diego Blood Bank announced Monday.

Most Talked About Moments At Comic-Con 2017

Most Talked About Moments At Comic-Con 2017

July 23
By Elma Gonzalez

Take a look at the top trending San Diego Comic-Con 2017 moments.

Comic-Con For Educators: Comics To The Rescue (Of English Learners ...

Comic-Con For Educators: Comics To The Rescue (Of English Learners And History Students)

July 21
By Megan Burks

The San Diego Central Library this year continues its tradition of melding Comic-Con and education. This weekend it will host teachers from Helix Charter High School who use comics to teach everything from algebra to French history.

What To Expect At Comic-Con 2017: A Conversation With Organizer Dav...

What To Expect At Comic-Con 2017: A Conversation With Organizer David Glanzer

July 21
By Beth Accomando, KPBS News

San Diego’s biggest event is underway. Comic-Con International draws more than 130,000 pop culture fans every year, and this year is no different.

MAD Magazine Cartoonist Looks Back On 47 Years Of Comic-Con

MAD Magazine Cartoonist Looks Back On 47 Years Of Comic-Con

July 21
By Katie Schoolov

A MAD Magazine cartoonist compares the first Comic-Con in 1970 to today's crowded, pop culture extravaganza.

'Winter' Arrives At Comic-Con With 'Game Of Thrones' Panel

'Winter' Arrives At Comic-Con With 'Game Of Thrones' Panel

July 21
By City News Service

Fresh off setting record ratings for HBO in its seventh season premiere last weekend, "Game of Thrones" cast members will appear Friday at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.

San Diego Public Library Issuing Comic-Con Themed Library Cards

San Diego Public Library Issuing Comic-Con Themed Library Cards

July 20
By KPBS News

In the spirit of Comic-Con, the San Diego Public Library is issuing new cyborg-themed library cards starting Thursday, July 20.

Lines At Comic-Con's Hall H: Badge Of Honor Or Not Worth It?

Lines At Comic-Con's Hall H: Badge Of Honor Or Not Worth It?

July 20
By Elma Gonzalez

With more than 130,000 attendees every year, lines to get into Comic-Con panels can be daunting. Some fans even wait days.

San Diego Comic-Con Officially Kicks Off

San Diego Comic-Con Officially Kicks Off

July 20
By City News Service

Halle Barry, Colin Firth and Will Smith will be among the big-screen stars appearing at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday on the opening day of Comic-Con International, an annual celebration of pop culture.

Top 10 Comic-Con Events For Arty Geeks

Top 10 Comic-Con Events For Arty Geeks

July 18
By Nina Garin

Comic-Con brings its share of culture, comedy and creative personalities to San Diego, here is a look at the 10 best arts-inspired events.

Writer Chelsea Cain Wants More Women's Narratives In Comics

Writer Chelsea Cain Wants More Women's Narratives In Comics

July 18
By Michael Lipkin

Chelsea Cain has only written one comic book series, but she is already being called one of the best writers in the industry.

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