10 Reasons We Want to Go to Comic-Con 2013

Comic-Con is a convention that has been happening every year in San Diego since 1970. You may not realize it, but many of the biggest movies start their marketing campaigns every summer in Comic-Con. The four day event is THE place to be if you are a comic fan, action movie fan, sci-fi fan, etc. What makes the conference special is the way it is set up to break the fourth wall between artists, actors, and filmmakers and the fans. There are panels filled with the cast of your favorite movie or TV show, workshops with beloved comic book artists, even advanced screenings of trailers or complete films.

From the Comic-Con website, “Comic-Con has presented literally thousands of special guests at its conventions over the years, bringing comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with their fans for a fun and often times candid discussion of various art forms.”

Comic-Con 2013 begins July 18th and the schedule for the conference has slowly started to make its way out on to the web. There are some seriously cool sounding panels this year. I would love to attend the session with the writers from The Big Bang Theory, the class on Steampunk 101 sounds awesome, and I would be in the front row for anything Simon Pegg was a part of!

Beyond what you might see in the expo hall or hear in a session or panel, there is also the fun ripple of intrigue that happens at Comic-Con. It was just last year that the world saw the Man of Steel poster for the first time and got a glimpse at the new Superman.

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    10 Reasons Why We Want to Go to Comic Con This Year

    Comic-Con is like nothing you have ever seen: movie stars, ultimate fans, costumes - all in one big expo hall! Find out why we want to go to Comic Con 2013.


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  • Veronica Mars Movie News 2 of 11

    The cast of the Veronica Mars movie will be at Comic-Con talking about and promoting their movie. Rumor has it there will be footage shown!


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  • Celebs in Star Wars Costumes 3 of 11

    Every year fans and celebrities at Comic-Con dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters and run the relay in Course for the Force. The relay is a charity that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I can only imagine how fun this is to watch.


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  • New Transformer Movie News 4 of 11

    Not only is there rumored to be big news shared about the fourth (as yet untitled) Transformer movie starring Mark Wahlberg, but Toys R Us has just announced they will be launching two new Transformer action figures at Comic-Con this year. Soundwave and Acid Storm will be available for purchase at the conference. 


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  • X-Files Reunion 5 of 11

    It's official: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will both be at the X-Files panel at Comic-Con 2013. The 20th anniversary panel will also feature writers from the series and according to The Hollywood Reporter that list includes "creator Chris Carter, David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban and Jim Wong."


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  • Fifty Shades of Grey News 6 of 11

    Rumors have been going back and forth about whether or not the cast for Fifty Shades of Grey will be announced at Comic-Con this year. The author of the book, E L James, is doing his best to squash the casting rumors. 


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  • Jack Black News 7 of 11

    Jack Black is introducing and previewing his new project at Comic-Con 2013. Black is part of the team behind the new web series Ghost Girls which will be launching on Yahoo in the fall of 2013.  

    According to Yahoo TV, "'Ghost Girls mocks an established TV genre -- the procedural. These girls have the power of identifying supernatural activity, in a Clueless meets Ghostbusters kind of way,' as Vivi Zigler, president of digital at Shine America, put it to TheWrap."


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  • Ron Livingston is Cute 8 of 11

    Ron Livingston is premiering a short film at Comic-Con 2013. The Sidekick is a film about a superhero sidekick who is fired and then has to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. The filmmakers are bringing the short to San Diego, hopeful to gain distribution and possibly expand the film to a cable TV series. 


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  • Possible Hobbit News 9 of 11

    I know, I KNOW. There is really next to zero chance of there being any official news or previews from Peter Jackson about Hobbit. I mean, once a filmmaker makes a video explaining why he won't be at Comic-Con, that pretty much seals the deal. That won't stop fans from talking about the franchise and hoping, however!


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  • Fantastic Swag 10 of 11

    Comic-Con happens at the San Diego Convention Center. The expo hall is HUGE. Every inch of the place is packed with booths and every booth has the potential to have swag. These conferences want to generate buzz so having creative swag is something many vendors take pride in. Every year attendees round up the most unusual items  -- received all in the name of promotion. 


    Look at the slides from last year's Comic-Con to get an idea of the scope of the scene. 


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  • MTV Party 11 of 11

    MTV is really embracing Comic-Con. They are throwing the first ever "all invited" party at Petco Park, an open ballpark in downtown San Diego. Early reports say the party will have a Comic-Con themed awards show, free food and drinks, live bands, and celebrity appearances. 


    Image Credit: MTV

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