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Nerd Con 2016 Photo Gallery

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Nerd Con 2016 Photo Gallery

The second annual Nerd Con was held this past weekend, with thousands attending the home-grown Convention. Nerd Con grew a lot in just one year, taking up two days instead of one (three if you count the Friday preview night) and covering a much larger area of the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Click the jump for a photo gallery of cosplay and more!

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SDCC 2016 – Interview with Hasbro, Transformers Generations

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SDCC 2016 – Interview with Hasbro, Transformers Generations

As a Transformers fan who remembers sitting in a theater being blown away by the 1986 Transformers movie (and literally bursting into tears at the death of Optimus Prime…what? Don’t look at me like that, it was sad!) and a huge fan of the IDW More Than Meets The Eye comic, I’ve been very excited by the latest Transformers designs from Hasbro. We’re seeing gorgeous G1-style Transformers along with new concepts and our favorite characters from the current comics.

Have you ever wondered why some designs are chosen over others? Which characters get featured? Who’s making the decisions? Wonder no more! We got to talk with John Warden of Hasbro, part of the Transformers Generations design team, at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Sure we asked him about the design process, the decisions, and the fan input. We also asked him about whether or not the Titans Returns Soundwave comes with the tapes (we’re all about the hard-hitting news here at PG. We’re also Team Soundwave, and don’t you forget it.)

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The South Park Experience at SDCC

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The South Park Experience at SDCC

The San Diego Comic-Con is great at bringing things to the public they have never seen before, or giving them the chance to experience something near and dear to them. This year was no exception, particularly thanks to South Park and Comedy Central. Once again South Park was right in the middle of Comic-Con and the heart of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp district. There attendees could wait in line and have an experience made just for South Park fans.

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SDCC 2016 – Toys and Collectibles

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SDCC 2016 – Toys and Collectibles

One of the best parts about SDCC is that all the companies get together and show off all their new and upcoming “stuff”. You know, all the new toys and collectibles that clutter our shelves. And this year was no exception. So please check out some of the new awesome collectibles coming from Sideshow, DC Direct, Hasbro, Mattel and Entertainment Earth.  Read On

SDCC 2016 – An Interview with Dave McKean

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SDCC 2016 – An Interview with Dave McKean

At this year’s Comic-Con I had the chance to sit down with artist and writer Dave McKean to talk about his graphic novel Black Dog: the Dreams of Paul Nash. Once I stopped hyperventilating I actually enjoyed the talk. (This is the guy who created every single cover in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, not to mention the director and co-writer of MirrorMask and the creator of all manners of books that I love. I was nervous, is what I’m saying.) What started out as a talk about a graphic novel ended up being a lovely conversation about art, tragedy, and music. See below for the video filmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

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Binary System Podcast #46 – SDCC 2016 Debrief

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Binary System Podcast #46 – SDCC 2016 Debrief

Elizabeth’s back from San Diego Comic-Con and Kathryn’s had a cold kicking her butt for a week so we’re both brain dead and rambling. That’s the kind of podcast we like best. (No one who knows us is surprised.)

Listen in as we debrief on Nerdigras (Nerd Mecca if you will) and spaz out about Civil War II, Dave McKean, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Doctor Strange, Moffat, and more.

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