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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.

On the Press Line with Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick

July 28, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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The release of "Coraline" on DVD warranted a panel at this year's Comic-Con and brought author Neil Gaiman and director Henry Selick along with many of the voice actors for the film. I interviewed the two in the press line after the panel for the Comic-Con YouTube Channel. Check out what they had to say about the dark world of "Coraline" and the state of American animation.

Highlights of Comic-Con International 2009

July 27, 2009
By Beth Accomando, Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh
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The "Twilight Moms" were back complete with camping gear, more than one Hollywood director made their first Comic-Con visit, and the lines were longer than ever! These are just some of the highs and lows we'll explore as we recap Comic-Con's four day celebration of the popular arts.

True Blood Panel: Alan Ball, Charlaine Harris, Sookie and More

July 26, 2009
By Angela Carone
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Alexander Skarsgard, the actor who plays the powerful vampire Eric, was the crowd favorite at Comic-Con's True Blood panel.

Resident Evil T-shirt: Let Your Dark Side Out!

July 25, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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One of the hottest freebies on the floor at Comic-Con can be found at the CAPCOM booth. It's a Resident Evil T-shirt. Check out the video to see what makes it special.

Saturday Highlights

July 25, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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Saturday at the Con. This used to be the BIG day but I can't see how it could top what's already happened. We've already had a trio of first timers with the appearances of Terry Gillima, Hayao Miyazaki, and Peter Jackson. How much better can it get? Here are a bunch of options for Saturday.

Dexter Panel at Comic-Con: Michael C. Hall, John Lithgow and Baby

July 24, 2009
By Angela Carone
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The cast of Showtime's "Dexter" was at Comic-Con talking about Season 4. There are two new members joining the cast, John Lithgow and a baby!

Tim Burton at Comic-Con: "9" is Visually Stunning

July 24, 2009
By Angela Carone
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I was completely charmed by the characters in producer Tim Burton's new animated film "9", directed by Shane Acker. They both attended the panel for "9" in Comic-Con's Hall H, where they were joined by voice talent Jennifer Connelly and Elijah Wood.

Comic-Con's Economic Impact on San Diego

July 24, 2009
By Hank Crook, Gloria Penner
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According to the latest estimates, Comic-Con annually brings more than $40 million to the local economy. What's the greatest benefit Comic-Con brings to our city? And, should the Convention Center be expanded to insure that Comic-Con stays in San Diego for years to come?

In the "Dexter" Line at Comic-Con

July 24, 2009
By Angela Carone
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Long, mind-boggling lines are one of the downsides of life at Comic-Con and, so far, the lines this year have been record-setting. And I'm not even talking about the Twilight Moms; they are in a line stratosphere all their own. I waited in line for the "Dexter" panel and survived, leaving casualties behind.

Friday Highlights

July 24, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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Okay I completely forgot to highlight the films that played yesterday at the Comic-Con International Film Festival. And I was even a judge. The bad news is you missed three great films: "Alice is Dead" (with Adrienne Barbeau in a zombie tale), "Al's Beef" (a cleverly written revenge saga), and the brilliant doc "Died Young, Stayed Pretty" (about punk rock posters in 70s Seattle). The good news is that there are three more days of great films.

Johnny Depp Makes Surprise Appearance at Comic-Con

July 24, 2009
By Beth Accomando
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The Twilight Moms got their wish. They said Johnny Depp would make a surprise appearance in Hall H for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" panel just like Hugh Jackman had made a surprise appearance last year.

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