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Events: Comic-Con Parties, The Black Seeds, Children's Film Festival

July 22, 2010
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh

There are plenty of Comic-Con parties to choose from this weekend, along with some good music and a children's film festival.

The First Comic-Con

July 22, 2010
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh

This week, Comic-Con International, the largest comics and pop culture convention in the world, begins at the San Diego Convention Center. Back in the early 70s, Comic-Con was a much more focused and intimate affair, started by San Diegans who love comic books and science fiction. We'll talk with three of the original founders of Comic-Con.

Preview: Comic-Con Day One

July 22, 2010
By Beth Accomando
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Well Comic-Con is now in full swing. Preview night was packed and Thursday has a promising line up of events.

Top Ten Survival Guide To Comic-Con 2010

July 21, 2010
By Aaron Watanabe
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A veteran Comic-Con attendee offers some sage advice for surviving four days of the pop culture extravaganza in downtown San Diego.

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.

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