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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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Literacy And Comics At San Diego Public Library’s Annual Offering For Educators, Librarians

July 22, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

The library's fifth annual Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians will go digital this year as part of Comic-Con@Home. Check out the literacy and literary arts-inspired panels for anyone interested in graphic novels, education or pop culture.

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Roundtable: California's COVID-19 Setback

July 17, 2020
By Bennett Lacy

The state of California reimposes restrictions on certain businesses as COVID-19 cases surge, the city of San Diego wants public input on plans to transform the Midway District, and Comic-Con International prepares an online experience this week due to the convention's cancellation.

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Pop-Culture Phenomenon Goes Digital With Comic-Con@Home

July 17, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con@Home begins on Wednesday and runs through July 26. Here's a preview.

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Comic-Con@Home Launches Next Week

July 13, 2020
By Beth Accomando

For the first time in 50 years, Comic-Con International has had to cancel its physical show and will be placing it pop culture convention online.

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San Diego Comic-Con Will Have Online Events July 22-26

June 11, 2020
By City News Service

After canceling its in-person events at the San Diego Convention Center in April, Comic-Con had teased about home events for weeks, finally revealing this week some sense of what that will entail.

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Business Report: COVID-19 Forces Cancellation Of Comic-Con, Other Major Events

April 20, 2020
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego stands to lose millions in economic and tax revenue due to the cancellation of Comic-Con, the San Diego County Fair, and the annual San Diego Pride Festival.

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Comic-Con Cancels, No Pilgrimage To Geek Mecca This Summer

April 17, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Although people were expecting news that Comic-Con would be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, official word only came down at 10 a.m. Friday

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