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Bidding Goodbye To Comic-Con 2018

July 16
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con concluded Sunday with what is traditionally known as kids day.

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DC Universe Sets Pricing Plan For Digital Subscription

July 19
By Associated Press

A digital subscription service for DC Comics superfans launching in the fall of 2018 has set its annual membership fee at $74.99.

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Comic-Con To Draw Thousands Of Pop Culture Fans

July 19
By City News Service

Bryan Cranston, Olivia Munn and Sterling K. Brown will be among the stars appearing at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday for the opening day of Comic-Con International, an annual celebration of pop culture.

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Harbor Drive Closed As Comic-Con Begins

July 18
By Katie Schoolov

Harbor Drive is closed to all cars, bikes, scooters and skateboards as 200,000 people are expected to descend upon San Diego for Comic-Con.

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Comic-Con's Chief Communications Officer Gives Panel Recommendations

July 18
By Beth Accomando

Meet David Glanzer, who is not only Comic-Con's chief communications and strategy officer but also a fan of pop culture.

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Nonprofit Protects First Amendment Rights Of Comic Book Readers And Creators

July 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Beyond the walls of Comic-Con, comics and graphic novels still face instances of censorship and discrimination.

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A Comic-Con Without Marvel, HBO Gives Others A Chance To Pop

July 18
By Associated Press

Over 130,000 pop culture devotees are descending on San Diego's Gaslamp District on Wednesday for the annual four-day comic book convention Comic-Con, the big, bright and very heavily branded confab of costumed superfans and the corporate sponsors vying for their attention — and dollars.

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Comic-Con Kicks Off With Preview Night

July 18
By City News Service

Comic-Con International, again expected to draw a wide array of fans of the popular arts, will conduct its annual preview night at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday night.

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First Person: I Moved To San Diego To Be Closer To Comic-Con

July 16
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con seems like the perfect place for Nathan Donovan. So perfect that he decided to move to San Diego to be closer to the pop-culture convention.

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1st Comic-Con Of The MeToo Era Grapples With Harassment

July 16
By Associated Press

Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Time's Up era.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pride Edition

July 13
By Andrew Bowen, Nina Garin

San Diego Pride is underway and the weekend is filled with celebrations, art exhibitions, theater and a historic look at San Diego's LGBTQ+ community.

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Boots Riley Moves From Music To Film With 'Sorry To Bother You'

July 12
By Beth Accomando

Boots Riley has had a long successful career as a rapper and music producer. Now he’s poised to conquer the film world with his directorial debut “Sorry to Bother You” (opening in select theaters on July 13).

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Cygnet Theatre Serves Up 'Spamalot,' There's Not Much Spam In That

July 6
By Beth Accomando

Monty Python won a cult following with its "Flying Circus" TV show and its films "The Holy Grail" and "Life of Brian." Then came the musical "Spamalot" created by troupe member Eric Idle. Sean Murray talks about staging the Broadway show for Cygnet Theatre.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: A Funny Guy, A 'Funny Girl' And John Adams

July 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a musical about John Adams, comedy by Kevin Hart and a festival that showcases films celebrating anniversaries, including "Funny Girl" and "The Red Shoes."

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Podcast Episode 146: One Man Bond And Boots Riley

July 6
By Beth Accomando

Time to geek out about two very different things: James Bond and the directorial debut of rapper Boots Riley.