2015 Comic Con Press Application Open

The 2015 Comic Con Press Application is now open and don’t forget to register for your press pass! The deadline is quickly approaching!

Here is the email that was sent out:

We are pleased to announce that the press application period for Comic-Con 2015 is now open!

If you are a member of the press and would like to apply for a Comic-Con 2015 press badge, please visit www.comic-con.org/cci/press and download the “Comic-Con 2015 Instructions to Apply as Press“ PDF. Press applications and verification materials must be postmarked or emailed by December 12, 2014. Applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Once you have submitted your application and verification materials, please allow six weeks for processing and review. You will be notified via email if you are approved or declined.

Guardians of the Galaxy Exclusive Audio Cassette Black Friday Release

Guardians of the Galaxy Exclusive Audio Cassette

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Rejoice! Guardians of the Galaxy Exclusive Audio Cassette will soon be available!!

Everyone loved Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and people fell in love even more with the soundtrack – so much that it actually made it’s way to being the #1 downloaded soundtrack in iTunes.

Well for those of us who prefer to rock out like Starlord did, it is time to rejoice! Disney joined forced with Record Store Day and is offering a limited edition audio cassette which will be released on Black Friday containing all the songs from GOTG!

The limited edition release is exclusive to Record Store Day and can be found at participating independent record stores.

For more information on Record Store Day Black Friday 2014 and to find participating retailers, visit the Record Store Day site

2014 Wizard World Chicago Review & Photos

The 2014 Wizard World Chicago is officially over and this was one of the best years ever! The convention took place again at the Donald E Stephens Convention center in Rosemont on September 12-14, 2014.

This year had some of the biggest and best names in the industry – such as Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell, Norman Reedus, Jason David Frank, and many WWE celebs!

One the biggest complaints/issues I heard from many people is the split floor layout. There were 2 different halls you had to visit depending on what you were looking for. Basically, the Artist Alley was separate from the rest of the convention. While this is not a major issue, it does lose a ton of foot traffic anyone with a booth set up.

The floor layout was good – It was easy to navigate once you were in the correct section.

All in all the con was a success and it is a great way to meet your favorite celebrites, talk to your favorite comic artist, and see some great cosplay!

Without further delay, here are the photos I took from this years Wizard World Chicago

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Star Trek’s Ships of the Line Panel To Be Held on Thursday, July 24


Star Trek: Live in Concert  Will Be Performed
by San Diego Symphony on Saturday, July 26


NEW YORK– CBS Consumer Products announced today an out-of-this-world lineup for the iconic Star Trek™ franchise at Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego. Fans will be able to participate in a full weekend of Star Trek events and activities at the world-famous convention including the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel on Thursday evening, and Star Trek: Live in Concert with the San Diego Symphony at Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday.


Star Trek fans will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind products to choose from including the debut of a collection of six dog tags featuring each series’ respective ship. The dog tags will be available atStar Trek licensee booths throughout the show, with a special dog tag available at the ThinkGeek Booth (#3849). Locations and times of the giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek).




Star Trek’s presence at Comic-Con will kick off Thursday, July 24th from 8:30 – 9:30 pm with the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel in Room 4. In a Q&A moderated by Ben Robinson, editor for the long-running Star Trek Fact Files and the manager of Eaglemoss’ new Starship Collection, a team of Star Trek designers will take fans into the art department to showcase the art and inspiration of Star Trek’s most famous Ships of the Line and explore why starships have fascinated and inspired fans for nearly 50 years. Panelists include John Eaves, Andrew Probert, Doug Drexler, John Goodson, Greg Jein and Mike Okuda. Every fan who attends the panel will be given a starship collectible from Eaglemoss.




On the heels of a three-day, sold-out run at Royal Albert Hall in London, CBS Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures, IMG Artists and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency are bringing Star Trek: Live in Concert to Comic-Con featuring Star Trek (2009) as never seen before. Celebrating the extraordinary collaboration between film and music, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s score is brought to life on stage as J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster film is shown simultaneously in high definition on the big screen. The concert takes place on Saturday, July 26, at 8 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park South with a special appearance by Giacchino and giveaways for fans in cosplay. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.startrekconcerts.com or www.sandiegosymphony.org.




A list of top exclusives and signings available onsite include:


3D Systems (Booth #3513)

Cubify will have an on-site scanning station at the 3D systems booth for fans to order their own personalized 3-D printed Star Trek figurines.


ANOVOS (Booth #4536)

ANOVOS will have a wide selection of high-end authentic reproductions of Star Trek uniforms available for purchase. They will also showcase the Captain Archer Bomber Jacket and the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan uniform for Kirk and Spock.


Diamond Select Toys (Booth #2607)

Diamond Select Toys will showcase several new Star Trek collectibles including the Star Trek Select Worf action figure, Star Trek Electronic Starships, Star Trek Kirk Vinyl Bank and Star Trek III Phaser. They will also offer an exclusive Star Trek Electronic Starship for sale.

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Valhalla Entertainment, Production Company for “The Walking Dead”/owned by EP Gale Anne Hurd, is hosting a TWD Scavenger Hunt at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 24.   There are two hiding spots with two chances to win either a panel pass to “The Walking Dead” panel or two Survivor tickets to The Walking Dead Escape.

Prizes will be located in two different locations surrounding the Comic Con/Gaslamp District and hints will be given via the Valhalla Entertainment Twitter account (@valhallapics) the morning of the 24th.  The first participant to each location will win the prize designated for that clue. Participants will claim the prize by tweeting a photo of themselves with the prize and will get re-tweeted by Valhalla Entertainment.  In order to participate you must be following the @valhallapics Twitter account.  To win the VIP panel pass, you must have an official Comic Con badge.  Valhalla Entertainment will not be responsible for supplying a valid credential.

For rules and more information on the Scavenger Hunt please visit our blog: http://valhallaentertainment.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/san-diego-social-media-contest/



Tokidoki Co-Founder and Creative Director Simone Legno to Host

Autograph Sessions in Brand’s New booth

Los Angeles, Calif. – July 17, 2014 – tokidoki, the pop culture brand meaning “sometimes” in Japanese, is thrilled to reveal  product from its fall ’14 London Sole collection as well as tease the 2015 collaboration with Peanuts with an exclusive tote bag.  All the exciting news will be unveiled at the brand’s new 20×20 booth at San Diego Comic-Con July 24 – 27, 2014. The first 100 fans at the booth will receive a free tokidoki x MLB tote, no purchase necessary.

tokidoki will unveil limited-edition product exclusives including tees and hats as well as a 5” Golden Donutella vinyl for $30.00.  A tote bag, made exclusively for Comic-Con, will feature a tokidoki x Peanuts design with an MSRP of $15.00. All apparel and hats will be priced between $20.00 and $30.00.

The new booth provides both an expanded and improved working area within the space to sell product to consumers and private cubicles to work with retailers.  The new space allows ample room for Legno to sign and interact with the brand’s beloved fans.   “We are so excited to unveil our all-new booth in San Diego,’ stated Legno.  “It’s a beautiful way to showcase our collection of characters.”

Legno’s autograph sessions will take place at booth #5145 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM Thursday, 7/24, Friday, July 25, and Saturday, 7/26.  Sixty signing passes will be handed out at the booth at the start of each day.

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Recovery-Con 2014 Dinner Meet-Up

Recovery-Con 2014 Dinner Meet-Up

Comic Con is all about having a great time and meeting new people but for some it is more than that. A few weeks ago I was contacted by a reader with a serious story and asked for my help with an event he has created.  He has created the first ever Recovery-Con 2014 Dinner Meet-Up – A place for people to talk and mingle with others who are or have struggled with some type of an addiction.

The website is: Nerds In Recovery

This is a great event and many of us have at one point or another been faced with some type of an addiction. Without revealing any details, here is something that was written in the email:

Comic-Con has become quite the little party scene in recent years and I thought it would be cool to create a safe after party for people in recovery (drugs included) to meet, share stories, network and have fun!

I know there are also a lot of others (half the artist and writers!) at Comic-Con who also have similar struggles. Anyway, I was wondering if you or your website would be interested in helping get the word out?

There isn’t much time left (I just thought of this recently) and I could use all the help I can get. If you know anybody who may be interested in this please let them know as well.


As you can tell this is an event to help people who struggled with an addiction and is a great way to meet and mingle with others who were faced with similar challenges.

Here is more info on the event:

Recovery-Con 2014 Dinner Meet-Up

When:  Saturday, July 26th, 8:00 P.M.

Where:  Luna Grill, Hillcrest Location  (Three miles from the convention)

350 University Ave

San Diego, CA 92103


Details: If you are going to Comic-Con and in recovery from addiction or even still struggling and want a safe, fun place to socialize, network and have fun with others in recovery then come on down to Luna Grill Hillcrest on the evening of Saturday, July 26th at 8 P.M. for some great Mediterranean fair!  Luna Grill in Hillcrest is a strait three miles down 4th street to University Ave and very easy to get to. They will be expecting us.


Carpooling: Seeing as how by that point we will all be sick and tired of walking the Con for those that want to team up early and get a taxi, use Uber or even rent one of those bicycle buggies (you know you’ve always wanted to) then some of us will be meeting at 7:15 at Horton Plaza at the corner of Broadway and 4th.  If you want to know how to find us there (it’s clever)  email me at nerdsinrecovery@gmail.com.


Additionally, I see this meeting as laying the ground work for future similar events that have loads of potential as they grow. To that end, I will be looking for people at the dinner who have ideas on how to grow and expand the Recovery-Con movement.


Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there.


Anonymous Nerd, The S is for Sober

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