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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018 San Jose Events + Food + Party Guide

If you don’t know, I happen to live in San Jose where we have a new comic convention (only in it’s third year) taking place downtown this weekend (Friday, April 6 -Sunday, April 8). Silicon Valley Comic Con is an upstart convention, unaffiliated with any of the other big names like SDCC or NYCC, that […]

Nerdist Improv School: Journey to Rebranding as Ruby LA & Experiences

Nerdist Improv School: Journey to Rebranding as Ruby LA & Experiences

If you’ve been to any SDCC or are into nerdy podcasts, you’ve probably heard of Nerdist. Every year at San Diego Comic Con, there’s usually some large sponsored party, offsite event, or other fun thing with the Nerdist brand in tow. Showrunner and founder of the Nerdist Chris Hardwick is well known in pop culture […]

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Hasbro’s SDCC 2017 Exclusive Jane Foster Thor & After-Con Availability

As a Marvel Legends toy collector, I’m excited for the direction Hasbro has taken with their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives this year. The sets always felt like they were just gobbled up by resellers who spent their days standing in line just to purchase collectibles that they have no intention of keeping. But hey, if […]

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How to Get Your Film in the Comic Con Film Festival: Lessons from a Filmmaker

My name is Steven Krimmel and I’m an actor and independent filmmaker. I have been going to San Diego Comic-Con since 2007 and I’ve only missed one year from then until now. I love it, even though it’s certainly grown since the beginning, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the high of being surrounded […]

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Doggy Cosplay: 14 Dog Costumes at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 [Gallery]

We went to a cosplay contest for dogs and we found a bunch of cute dog costumes. Silicon Valley Comic Con feels like home to many attendees who come dressed in full cosplay outfits. That doesn’t mean only humans dress up because lazy attendees who don’t really wanna dress themselves up can just torture their canine […]

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“We Threw a Birthday Party for Woz and We Invited Stan Lee” – Interviewing the CEO of Silicon Valley Comic Con

On Tuesday, after a flag raising ceremony at San Jose City Hall involving the hoisting of the official Silicon Valley Comic Con flag up to the glorified heights of the glass civic dome, I had the chance to sit down briefly with Trip Hunter, CEO of Silicon Valley Comic Con, for an interview. We spoke outside […]

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PSA: Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose April 21 -23, Free Outdoor Festival for Cheapskates

Just a quick PSA for anyone in the the local area (SF Bay Area) that Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 is this weekend in downtown San Jose at multiple venues. I’m actually located in San Jose, so I’ll likely stop by check out some of the festivities. The con is in it’s sophomore year and […]

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2016 NYCC Fan Verification Carries Over to 2017, Provides Access to Presale

I received a nice little email reminder/notification from ReedPop, the organizers behind New York Comic Con, about 2017 NYCC fan verification, their process for weeding out scalpers. In case you don’t know, NYCC is the strongest contender for SDCC’s current crown of the top comics/popular media convention in the United States. The size in attendance […]