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Local Event: Comic-Con Fan Video

July 21, 2010
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Tijuana filmmaker Aaron Soto loves Comic-Con. Maybe even as much as I do so when he gave me a video postcard of last year's Con, I just had to share it. Hope it gets you revved up for this year's show.

Will Comic-Con Stay Or Go?

April 14, 2010
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh
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Last week, the city of San Diego took a major step toward expanding the San Diego Convention Center. Will that be enough to keep Comic-Con International in San Diego? The contract with the popular arts and comics convention ends in 2012 and both Anaheim and Los Angeles have proposals to move the event to their convention centers. We talk with Comic-Con Director of Marketing David Glanzer.

Shane Acker and Elijah Wood Talk About 9

Sept. 8, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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On 9-9-09 the film "9" will be opening. Hmm? Think they planned that? At Comic-Con this past July filmmaker Shane Acker and voice actor Elijah Wood spoke with me about bringing Acker's UCLA student film to the big screen. See the video of their interviews.

District 9 Comic-Con Panel Highlights

Aug. 18, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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Here's one last post about "District 9" (currently in theaters). Here are more highlights from the Comic-Con panel on "District 9" with producer Peter Jackson, director Neill Blomkamp, and actor Sharlto Copley. I mainly posted this because you can also see footage from the film in case you're still not sure about checking it out in theaters .

Trailer Tuesday: Twilight New Moon

Aug. 18, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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Trailer Tuesday is back! Once again I will start posting trailers for upcoming films every Tuesday. Today take a look at the trailer for the next installment of the "Twilight" saga that Summit Entertainment debuted last Friday at the head of "Bandslam." But after all the hype they gave it, it turns out to be a mere tease.

How Halo Became District 9

Aug. 14, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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See a video of producer Peter Jackson at Comic-Con talking about how his project to bring "Halo" to the screen morphed into the new sci-fi film "District 9" (opening August 14 in San Diego). And look for my review and the Teen Critic reviews coming up.

Sunday Kids' Day: Pokémon Tournament

Aug. 10, 2009
By Aaron Watanabe
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Hundreds of kids compete at Sunday's Pokémon Tournament at Comic-Con. Note to parents: If you’re looking for an oasis of calm in the chaos that is the Comic-Con, check out the Pokémon Hall.

Best Toys of Comic-Con 2009

Aug. 4, 2009
By Aaron McFarland
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Along with all of its other roles, Comic-Con is one of the coolest toy stores in the universe. Here are a few of my favorites from 2009!

TV Pilot "V" Premieres at Comic-Con

July 30, 2009
By Aaron McFarland
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The "V" panel did exactly what a first-season genre show should do at Con. They showed us the pilot episode months early. It was missing a few visual effects, the titles weren’t final and there may be a few more edits. But that makes it even better.

Teen Critic at Comic-Con

July 30, 2009
By Michael Shymon, Teen Critic
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I've been attending the Con for several years now (since 2003, to be exact). Here's are some highlights of what I got a glimpse of, as well as some thoughts on a few special advance screenings I managed to sneak myself into. So, here it goes, Comic-Con 2009!

Comic-Con Video Game Demo: DC Universe Online

July 29, 2009
By Aaron Watanabe
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DC Universe Online is an MMO set in the world of DC Comics. Anyone can play alongside iconic heroes like Batman and Superman or fiendish villains like Joker and Lex Luthor.

Lost: Comic-Con Panel

July 28, 2009
By Aaron McFarland
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The "Lost" panel has always delivered. It hasn’t always delivered answers to burning questions, but it’s always entertaining. This year was no exception.

Steampunks Raise the Costume Bar at Comic-Con

July 28, 2009
By Angela Carone
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The steampunks have the best costumes at Comic-Con, so I made sure to attend their very popular (standing room only!) meetup to get a look at all the invention and finery.

Peter Jackson Sets the Record Straight on The Hobbit

July 28, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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Although he was at the Con to present "District 9," he took a moment to set the record straight on exactly where things were on "The Hobbit," the two-part prequel to "Lord of the Rings" that he is producing and Guillermo Del Toro is directing.

The Prisoner: Comic-Con Panel

July 28, 2009
By Aaron McFarland
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This November, AMC will present a reinvention of the 1967 British television series, The Prisoner, a show that should be familiar to long-time PBS viewers. Watch video from the Comic-Con panel and an exclusive trailer.

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