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SDCC 2015 – So many panels, so little time

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SDCC 2015 – So many panels, so little time

Once again it’s a nerd’s favorite problem: how to fit in all the San Diego Comic-Con panels you want to see and still have time to get cosplay photos, buy decorations for your personal Starbase, and maybe remember to eat something.

The following panels are a teeny percentage of the ones I thought looked cool. (The full schedule is here.) Some of them have time conflicts, so I’ll either have to make a decision, or race from one to the other as fast as Security will let me go. I’ve got my running shoes, someone distract the guards…

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Binary System #4 – Getting Ready for Comic-Con

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Binary System #4 – Getting Ready for Comic-Con

This week we’re ditching the formula and just rambling some rambles, since a new Night Vale episode dropped (*checks watch*) yesterday, which didn’t leave us enough time to listen to it, record a recap, and post it without the aid of a TARDIS or Time Turner. (If you know where we can rent one, please leave a message in the comments. We will worship you if we get one.)

So instead, we have a quick talk about how San Diego Comic-Con starts up in one week, some Convention tips, what we’ve got planned, what we hope to see, and how many Welcome To Night Vale cosplay photos we want to take. (Answer: all of them. Please let us know if you’ll be there in your Night Vale cosplay, we really want to get your photo.)

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SDCC – Morgan Spurlock Presents Geeks for Peace Party at SDCC

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SDCC – Morgan Spurlock Presents Geeks for Peace Party at SDCC

Morgan Spurlock will host the first-ever Geeks for Peace event on Friday, July 10th at 7:00 PM at the Moniker Warehouse in San Diego during Comic-Con. The party will be co-hosted by Kevin Smith and Gotham Chopra and will feature special guests including Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Frances Fisher, Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Scott Grimes (American Dad, Justified), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Eddie Matos (Finding Carter) and Adrian Pasdar (Heroes, Agents of Shield). The Band From TV will perform and guests can also participate in an art auction.

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[SDCC 2014] All Those Wonderful Toys

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[SDCC 2014] All Those Wonderful Toys

In addition to the cosplayers, celebrities, panels, trailers, and parties of San Diego Comic-Con, there’s one thing we can’t forget: all those wonderful toys. And books, stickers, clothes, trinkets, statues, figures, and every other cool geek item you can buy on the giant sales floor.

We’ve collected together a few photos of the collectibles we liked best, the stuff we’d want to decorate our own geek lairs.

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Gam3rCon: why we need small conventions

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Gam3rCon: why we need small conventions

The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, and in its wake we’re left with a sense of longing, despair, and relief. To those of us lucky enough to attend SDCC we all know what it’s like going through the process of registering a Member ID, checking Comic-Con’s website everyday, and sitting in virtual waiting rooms for hours upon hours in the hopes of getting a ticket to paradise. But we also know the pains of being on our feet for the entire day, of carrying bags filled with free stuff we’re going to throw away after a month because we don’t remember what any of it was to begin with, of smelling other convention goers who skipped taking a shower that morning because they had to be in a panel, and of the dreaded convention flu. Yes, all of these things make the experience of Comic-Con memorable.

But of course, anybody and everybody who attends SDCC is susceptible to what I like to call the “Wrath of Con,” which is just a modified version of Murphy’s Law: anything that can go wrong at a convention, will go wrong at a convention or because of the convention. And when things do go wrong, you’ll look for help from one of the many security guards or volunteers who will promptly tell you to go elsewhere if you need help or ignore you entirely. It’s not their fault of course, they have a lot of things to worry about during the convention. And catering to every whim of every attendee is something they simply cannot do.

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[SDCC 2014] Marvel Panel – Avengers: Age of Ultron

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[SDCC 2014] Marvel Panel – Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Marvel panel (specifically the Avengers: Age of Ultron portion) at San Diego Comic-Con was one of the most eagerly awaited, hard-to-get-into, and most talked about event of the convention. Thanks to photographer Hilary Papiro, we have dozens of photos of the panel, plus a video of the cast (Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Paul Bettany) as they took the stage to Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ’till You Get Enough.”

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Tech Review – MoblNRG Lithium Ion Battery

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Tech Review – MoblNRG Lithium Ion Battery

While we certainly enjoyed covering SDCC this year, we’re always battling one thing: our battery life on our smartphones and electronics. This year was no different. Between doing social networking, recording videos and taking pictures it was a chore to keep the smartphones charged.

What’s worse is when you discover you have less then 50% battery and it’s not even the middle of the day.

Luckily for us, a certain booth caught our eyes and came to the rescue, promising  a mobile solution to charging your devices. MoblNRG stepped up and took the SDCC challenge. So how did the MoblNRG lithium ion battery hold up? Did it give us the extra charge we needed to get through SDCC?

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Comic Issues #181 – The Best Of Comic-Con

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Comic Issues #181 – The Best Of Comic-Con

We survived Comic-Con! We’re tired, we’re broke, and we’re getting over the Con Crud, but we’d do it all over in a heartbeat. (Or in one year from now, we oughta be recovered by then.)

Join Anthony, Elizabeth, and Sara from the Villainous Lair as we debrief on Comic-Con 2014, sharing our favorite Con moments, celebrity sightings, panels, and stories about how fun it is to sleep on the ground. (That last one may just be Sara.)

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