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Roundtable: Comic-Con Weekend Moves Online Once Again

July 23
By Bennett Lacy

Comic-Con returns with another virtual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California system implements a new series of tuition increases, and the environmental cost of electric car batteries.

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Comic-Con Is Virtual For One More Show

July 19
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con International, the massive summertime celebration of pop culture, has once again been forced to substitute an online version of the show for an in person one. It runs Friday through Sunday.

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Roundtable: Pride Weekend In San Diego

July 16
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego Pride enters its biggest weekend with a mix of in-person and virtual events, a milestone for construction of the new SDSU stadium in Mission Valley, and KPBS relaunches its Cinema Junkie podcast about all things film.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 211: Critical Thinking And The Marvel Cinematic Universe

July 14
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie returns from quarantine break with an episode that celebrates pop culture, Since July is the month of Comic-Con we talk about comic book movies focusing on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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'Comic-Con Begins' Looks To Origin Story Of Pop Culture Convention

June 28
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con had humble origins as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel. The new podcast "Comic-Con Begins" looks to the people who laid the groundwork for what Comic-Con is today.

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2021 San Diego Comic-Con Goes Virtual Again Due To Pandemic

March 1
By City News Service

San Diego Comic-Con will go virtual for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Monday.

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Roddenberry Foundation Donates $100,000 For Comic-Con Museum To Boldly Open

Feb. 4
By City News Service

The donation also coincides with the year of what would have been Roddenberry's 100th birthday. Roddenberry died in 1991.

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Roundtable: How COVID-19 Changed Local Arts

Nov. 27, 2020
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special edition of KPBS Roundtable discusses the impact of COVID-19 on local arts, from the cancellation of big events to the pandemic's influence on artistic expression.

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Pac-Man Chosen As Newest Inductee To Comic-Con Museum's Character Hall Of Fame

Nov. 19, 2020
By City News Service

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Pac-Man, which is the highest-grossing video game ever made, according to the museum.

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Comic-Con Museum Reveals What Its Building Will Look Like

Sept. 10, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Balboa Park’s South Palisades is undergoing a lot of changes and the Comic-Con Museum hopes to be a big part of that. At a press conference Thursday morning they revealed what the renovated building will look like.

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'Portaleza' Reimagines What An Online Experience Can Be

Sept. 9, 2020
By Beth Accomando

La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW, or Without Walls, Festival was forced online by COVID-19. But as a site-specific event, the restrictions of quarantine have simply become a creative challenge. The latest Digital WOW work to debut is "Portaleza" and displays an innovative approach to creating a virtual experience.

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Eisner Awards Plus Comic-Con@Home Continues To Live Online

July 27, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The first ever Comic-Con online came to an official close Sunday night. But you can keep the Comic-Con@Home experience going for as long as you’d like.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 199: Aim For The Head — Max Brooks, Zombies And COVID

July 24, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con@Home featured a panel with author Max Brooks as well as scientists, academics and doctors talking about Zombies and Coronavirus: Planning for the Next Big Outbreak. Cinema Junkie Podcast speaks with Brooks about pop culture, real pandemics and Bigfoot.

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Comic-Con@Home: So It Begins

July 23, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con International kicked off Wednesday night. But there were no people lined up ready to storm the San Diego Convention Center for exclusives and no badges needed to participate. The coronavirus pandemic forced the pop culture convention to move more than 300 hours of programming online.

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Build A Cardboard Superhero This Weekend With Comic-Con@Home

July 22, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Connor Lee inherited a stockpile of cardboard boxes from his grandfather. Now he and his brother, Bauer, have created a garage full of cardboard superheroes and movie props. The L.A. teens will be hosting a Comic-Con@Home virtual panel Sunday at noon about how to build life-size models of your favorite superheroes.

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