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Comic-Con International San Diego

Tens of thousands of people are descending on downtown San Diego this week for the annual Comic-Con International convention. It starts Thursday, July 18 and runs through Sunday, July 21. Click here for a complete list of all other Comic-Con related events.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 174: Reflecting On Comic-Con 50

July 26
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con celebrated its 50th show and I celebrated my 41st. I have collected some old archive interviews, plus spoke with longtime attendees and newbies at this year's convention to create a portrait of the pop culture convention over the decades.

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Comic-Con 50: Pop Culture Convention Is Ever Changing But Still A Blast

July 22
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con wrapped up its 50th show Sunday night and KPBS Arts and Culture Reporter Beth Accomando has the highlights.

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Portman Is Thor, Ali Is Blade And More From Marvel's Phase 4

July 22
By Associated Press

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige led a marathon presentation at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night, announcing plans for the first two years of "Phase Four," which will include Natalie Portman taking up the hammer as Thor, making Angelina Jolie an immortal for "The Eternals" and rebooting "Blade" with Mahershala Ali.

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Orlando Bloom Calls Out San Diego Mayor In Comic-Con Dust-Up

July 22
By City News Service

Bloom claimed that the mayor said something to the effect of, "Oh no, I can't have anything to do with immigration" and left the activation for the new series from Amazon called "Carnival Row."

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Comic-Con 50th: Dragpool

July 20
By Beth Accomando

Attendees at Comic-Con bring cosplaying to an art. Here's one cosplayer who has created the persona of Dragpool.

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Tom Cruise Surprises Comic-Con With 'Top Gun' Sequel Trailer

July 19
By Associated Press

The audience in the 8,000 seat room went wild for Cruise Thursday afternoon. He closed out what had been billed only as a panel for "Terminator: Dark Fate."

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Comic-Con 50: A Look At Toho's Godzilla Booth

July 19
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Toho, the Japanese company that gave us Godzilla, made its Comic-Con exhibitor debut with its first booth in the dealers’ room. Here's what the booth had to offer and how fans reacted.

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Comic-Con 50: Longtime Attendees Explain Why It's So Special

July 18
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con celebrates its 50th show this week and has evolved into an event that sprawls out from the convention center and attracts upwards of 130,000 attendees. But it wasn't always that big. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando speaks with some long-time attendees, including a pair who have been to every single show.

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No Badge Needed For New Comic-Con Museum's Batman Experience

July 18
By Matt Hoffman

The Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park, which Wednesday made Batman its first hall-of-fame inductee, will be open to the public through the weekend.

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Comic-Con 50: Godzilla Is Coming!

July 17
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con celebrates its 50th show Wednesday night and I am very excited about one particular booth and guest.

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Comic-Con 50 Begins — A Suggested Guide Of Interesting Panels At The Con

July 17
By Beth Accomando

So it begins! Comic-Con kicks off its 50th convention Wednesday night.

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Comic-Con 50th Memories: Jackie Estrada

July 16
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con has grown from 300 people in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel to an event that sprawls across downtown San Diego drawing upwards of 130,000 attendees. Jackie Estrada talked about her favorite memories of attending all 50 conventions.

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Comic-Con 50th Memories: David Glanzer

July 16
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con holds its 50th convention this week and there will be a number of panels focusing on that five-decade history of celebrating pop culture. All week long I will be speaking with people about their Comic-Con memories. Spokesperson David Glanzer talked about his first Con experience.

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Here Are The Road Closures Planned For Comic-Con 2019

June 19
By City News Service

The San Diego Convention Center announced its planned road closure windows Wednesday for Comic-Con 2019, scheduled for July 17- 21.

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WonderCon Wraps Up And Comic-Con's Around The Corner

April 1
By Beth Accomando

WonderCon just wrapped up in Anaheim. Some people may not know that the pop culture convention is run by Comic-Con International, which takes place every summer in San Diego.

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