San Diego Comic-Con 2013: The Recap

Marvin the Martian Spotting at San Diego Comic-Con (Photo: Liz O., originally appeared in the L.A. Weekly slideshow "San Diego Comic-Con: Inside the Convention Center")

Marvin the Martian Spotting at San Diego Comic-Con (Photo: Liz O., originally appeared in the L.A. Weekly slideshow “San Diego Comic-Con: Inside the Convention Center”)

Last Wednesday morning, I left for San Diego Comic-Con. I was there until Sunday night and continued working on assignments through Monday morning. Here’s my reporting and photos, all of which appeared in L.A. Weekly. 

“Grant Morrison, Famed Comic Book Writer, Ends His Run Writing for Batman. And His New Superhero Is…”

I interviewed Grant Morrison by phone a few weeks ago about his departure from Batman and his upcoming project, which happens to involve my all-time favorite superhero. The story ran as a preview to Comic-Con.

 “Thrilling Adventure Hour Heads to Comic-Con With Kickstarter-Funded Comic Book”

Thrilling Adventure Hour is a popular theater show in Los Angeles that is based on old fashioned radio drama. The writers, Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, were at Comic-Con in part to promote their forthcoming TAH comic book. It’s a great read and features a number of characters that you’ll recognize from the stage show and podcast.

“Why Regular Show Is So Huge at Comic-Con This Year”

Regular Show took over the New Children’s Museum, which is across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, for Comic-Con. I got to check out the exhibit, called Regular Zone, with show creator J.G. Quintel.

“Emily the Strange: From Quirky T-Shirt Character to Pop Culture Icon”

I’m a longtime fan of Emily the Strange and recently donated to a Kickstarter campaign to turn Emily and friends into an animated band. Part of my pledge package was VIP entry into the premiere of the video at Comic-Con. I wrote about this experience as well.

“Why Comic-Con Is Really About Community”

There’s something that I often think is missing from Comic-Con coverage. I tried to capture that spirit in this post.

Check out these slideshows:

“San Diego Comic-Con: Inside the Convention Center”

“Comic-Con Party People Invade San Diego”

“Cosplay Characters of San Diego Comic-Con”

I have some personal writing from Comic-Con that I’ll be posting on my blog, Beatique, later this week. Stay tuned.

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