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Comic Con Exclusive Loungefly Star Wars Limited Edition Denim Patch Backpack

Swing by booth # 5346 at San Diego Comic Con and pick up this exclusive Loungefly Star Wars Limited Edition denim patch backpack.

It retails for $80 and be limited to only 400 backpacks. Loungefly will have an allotment reserved for each day of the show so get yours before they’re gone. I liked the backpack so much, I pickled up one for myself!

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Comixology Distributing Comic Book All-Stars Trading Cards At San Diego Comic Con

Comixology will be distributing “Comic Book All-Stars” trading cards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

The cards will be available both at Comixology’s own Comic Con booth and at the 10 panels they’ll be hosting throughout the convention. Each card is emblazoned with the visage of a different comic creator, from Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson to Hellboycreator Mike Mignola to The Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman.

“These collectible trading cards are a fun way to pay tribute to the amazing writers and artists whose creativity inspires and excites us all,” Comixology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger shared in a statement. “Whether you love superheroes, indies, graphic novels, all-ages adventures, manga, or all of the above like me, there’s never been a better time to discover new comics – and fall in love with the creators.”

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Check Out This Luke Skywalker Statue Made of over 35,000 Bricks At San Diego Comic-Con

Luke Skywalker, one of the greatest Jedi has arrived to San Diego Comic-Con in LEGO bricks! Standing 6ft tall and made of 36,743 LEGO bricks, the Force is definitely strong with him.

LEGO will be at booth #2829 throughout the show.

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Stan Lee Collectibles 4 Poster Set of Stan “The Man” Lee By Tom Whalen Available At San Diego Comic Con

Stan Lee Collectibles is proud to present a 4 poster set featuring the legend himself Stan “The Man” Lee. Celebrate Stan and his illustrious career throughout the ages as depicted by the world famous print artist Tom Whalen.

The print will be 9.5 x 19 Check out the renditions of what will be available! Stop by booth #429.

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The LAIKA Experience Takes Up Residence In San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter July 14-23, 2017

Oscar-winning animation studio LAIKA, creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, brings its pop-up exhibit The LAIKA Experience to the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 23rd.  Admission is free to the exhibit, which will feature props, puppets, monsters, and sets from LAIKA’s award-winning films as well as fan art, a photo/GIF booth with LAIKA characters, daily drawings for a pair of Nike’s LAIKA-themed shoes designed by Tinker Hatfield, social media activations, LAIKA merchandise offered for sale (including a new limited edition Coraline doll and display case), giveaways, and more.  In addition to the pop-up exhibit, LAIKA’s walkaround costumed characters will appear at various locations in the Gaslamp Quarter for fan interaction and photos.

Travis Knight, President & CEO of LAIKA and director of Kubo and the Two Strings, will autograph merchandise purchased at the exhibit on Friday, July 21st at 3pm.

The LAIKA Experience, the innovative and interactive pop-up event, will be located at 520 Fifth Avenue and will feature an up-close look at the artistic detail and imagination behind LAIKA’s groundbreaking films, all of which have been nominated for Academy Awards® and numerous other honors. The exhibit will showcase the evolution of the studio’s unique blend of handcrafted stop-motion animation and visual effects magic in four imaginatively themed rooms inspired by each of LAIKA’s films.  The extensive display of original sets, puppets and props will immerse guests in LAIKA’s fantastical worlds.

Some highlights of LAIKA’s San Diego presence:

The LAIKA Experience will run from July 14-23 and be located at 520 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101.

What to See and Do: 

– Sets, puppets, monsters, props from LAIKA’s films: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016); The Boxtrolls (2014); ParaNorman (2012), Coraline (2009).
– LAIKA merchandise available for purchase
– Nike’s customized shoes created for each of LAIKA’s films. 
– Take a photo with the main characters from LAIKA films.

Hours of operation:

Friday, July 14: 2 PM to 10PM
Saturday, July 15:  11AM to 10 PM
Sunday, July 16: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Monday -Tuesday, July 17-18: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 19: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 20: 11:00 AM to 11 PM
Friday, July 21: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, July 22: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 23: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Additional Highlights:

Sunday, July 16:

Watch for LAIKA walkaround costumed characters at the LAIKA Photo Booth inside the gates of Balboa Park during the PRIDE Festival.   Pose for a photo with ParaNorman’s “Mitch Babcock,” the first gay character ever featured in an animated film.  Customized LAIKA headbands will be distributed. 

LAIKA will host 25 BAFTA LA students at the Giants/Padres game in Petco Park on Sunday, July 15.    

Friday, July 21

2-3pm:  LAIKA President & CEO Travis Knight (director of Kubo and the Two Strings) will be joined by New York Times bestselling author Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles; Star Wars: Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight) for a Facebook Live tour of The LAIKA Experience.  Travis will share LAIKA’s unique creative process with Tony as they take FB guests on a virtual tour of the pop up exhibit.

3-4:30pm:  Travis Knight autograph session.  (For merchandise purchased at The LAIKA Experience.)

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Frank Miller To Sign Xerxes Lithograph In Dark Horse Booth At San Diego Comic-Con

To celebrate the triumphant return of Frank Miller’s seminal work, Dark Horse is excited to reveal gorgeous art from his upcoming comics series Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander. Additionally, as a special “thank you” to fans, Dark Horse is offering attendees the opportunity to meet comics legend Frank Miller at San Diego Comic-Con! On Friday, July 21 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Dark Horse will welcome Miller for a special signing at booth #2615 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander is Frank Miller’s comics prequel to his epic 300, the inspiration for the motion picture directed by Zach Snyder. Alex Sinclair (Dark Knight III: The Master Race) joins Frank as colorist on the highly anticipated series. Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander will launch in 2018. Xerxes rose to power in fifth-century-B.C. Persia and became known as “The King of Kings,” eventually raising and leading a massive army intent on ruthlessly destroying the hated Greeks who killed his father. Xerxes seeks nothing less than to become a god himself—and achieves his wish!

The Frank Miller signing is an exclusive wristband-only event. Wristbands will be distributed by a random drawing in the Dark Horse Comics booth on both Thursday and Friday mornings while supplies last. Dark Horse will provide a complimentary 25” x 19” Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander lithograph to all fans that receive a wristband.

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Disney Parks Unveils Star Wars-Inspired Land Model At D23 Expo

The first detailed look at the model of the new Star Wars inspired land was unveiled at the  2017 D23 Expo.

The new attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.

Here, guests will find themselves in the middle of the action at two signature attractions: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

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Black Panther Graces Entertainment Weekly’s Annual San Diego Comic-Con Preview Issue

Black Panther graces Entertainment Weekly’s annual Comic-Con preview issue, featuring an exclusive set visit beyond the border of Wakanda — the fantastical African nation where Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa rules over a secretive and futuristic society.

It’s a place Marvel fans have been waiting years to visit – and the film provides a starring role to the historic first black comic-book superhero, whose power to inspire transcends even his feats of physical strength.

Read more HERE.

Pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday.

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Scott C’s Great Showdowns Ghostbusters Toy Available At San Diego Comic Con

Scott C.‘s first limited edition toy, a Great Showdowns Ghostbusters carded figure set from DKE will be available at San Diego Comic Con at booth #5045 next week. Slimer glows in the dark!

They are signed, numbered and limited to only 50. The cost is $100.

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Dark Tower Fans, IGN & Sony Present The Dixie Pig At San Diego Comic Con

Calling all San Diego Comic-Con and Dark Tower Super Fans! You’re invited to join IGN, Sony Pictures and MRC Studios in celebrating the highly anticipated release of The Dark Tower in theaters August 4th.

Join them at The Tipsy Crow for SDCC’s largest fan party, featuring a full venue transformation in to the ‘Dixie Pig (770 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA) on Thursday, July 20th at 8pm. Featuring ‘baby’ ribs, music, drinks and live entertainment along with the IGN team, this is the ultimate party you can’t miss!

21+ event. Valid photo I.D. required. Please no backpacks or hats. SDCC badges are not required.

All Hail the Crimson King.

Register HERE.

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