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Comic-Con International 2009 - San Diego July 23-26 (Preview Night on 22rd)

Discussion in 'FanForce Conventions' started by Miana Kenobi, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Comic-Con International is returning to San Diego for its 39th year. It is a huge convention (the past two years have topped 125,000 attendees) that covers everything from movies, TV, comics, manga, webcomics, and more. Star Wars always has a huge presence, including the yearly Star Wars Spectacular hosted by Steve Sansweet where he tells us about up and coming projects with LFL, and this year we get to reveal the new eFX sabers.

    Outside of Star Wars, the biggest names in Hollywood and almost all the movie and television studios come to discuss their newest projects and movies. You get the first sneak peeks at upcoming movies. At CCI 2007, we were the first to see the Dark Knight Trailer, footage and a preliminary trailer for Iron Man, footage from Prince Caspian, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Stardust, Indiana Jones 4, Star Trek, and many many more, including the first showing of Superman: Doomsday. Attendees got free tickets to watch 300 on the jumbo screen of Petco Park Stadium, and select fans got to see a pre-screening of Balls of Fury and parts of Beowulf.

    This convention sells out ridiculously early, so be sure to buy your pass way ahead of time.

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/index.php

    Hotels for this sell out within the first hour of going on sale, so be sure to plan ahead and be ready to place a reservation as fast as you can.

    It's a great convention and a once in a lifetime experience!
     
  2. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hotels went on sale today. If you go to the website, there's still some left.
     
  3. TorLinWaDur

    TorLinWaDur Jedi Youngling star 1

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    i already got tickets and a place to stay. w00tness for me!

    i can't wait.
     
  4. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey, Rachel, think I should go to ComicCon this year? :p
     
  5. Pretendman

    Pretendman Jedi Youngling

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    Where are the good places to stay down there?

    I'm looking to get to my first convention and need a terrific hotel.

    Looking to become vendor as well - any tips?

    Thanks

    Pretendman

    [link=http://www.dizguise.com][/link]
     
  6. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hotels anywhere near the convention center have already sold out, unfortunately. You can still call and see if they have available rooms, but you won't get the good convention rate.

    As for becoming a vender, I'm afraid it's way too late at this point. Tables on the dealer's floor sell out within a month after July. Though now would be a good time to start planning for next year.

    What you'd need to do is right after Comic-Con this summer, send in the table application. Ensure that you have a dealer's license and all the proper paperwork, and that you have the tons of money they require you to pay.

    [link=http://www.comic-con.org/cci/forms/cci08exhib_pkg.pdf]This is a link[/link] to what this year's application looked like. A new one for 2009 will be posted in August or Late July.
     
  7. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Should I go to Comic-Con? :p I've never been.
     
  8. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  9. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If you want to hang out with the cool kids, you should. :cool:
     
  10. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Maybe I will consider it. [face_thinking]
     
  11. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bumping this back up:

    If you're planning on attending, buy your badges NOW!


    In other news, in the latest Comic Con magazine, it said that Samuel L Jackson will be returning this year to talk about his new movie "Spirit." Sam's panels are always a hoot (Snakes on a Plane was by far the funniest one I've been to), so be sure to catch it!
     
  12. PatttyB0123

    PatttyB0123 RSA Latin America star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    How so far in Anaheim from San Diego? I am going to visit Disneyland in those days.

    It is too hard to buy one day ticket? :confused:
     
  13. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Without traffic, Anaheim to downtown San Diego is I'd say two hours.

    And buying a day pass isn't hard; though buy one sooner rather than later.


    4 Day Passes are Sold Out!
     
  14. Darth_Haggis

    Darth_Haggis Jedi Master star 4

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    Saturday Single Day Badges are SOLD OUT
     
  15. PatttyB0123

    PatttyB0123 RSA Latin America star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    :(

    Some other time. ;) besides is two hours. :eek:
     
  16. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Awww, sorry you can't come, Patty! :(
     
  17. jawajames

    jawajames FF Pacific RSA / Chapter Rep San Diego, CA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Looking for something to do on the evening of Thursday, July 24?
    Going to be in beautiful downtown San Diego for Comic-Con?
    Want to have fun in a chance to win a $200 grand prize?


    The San Diego Rocket Race team (that put on the Kessel Run at C4) is putting on a race around downtown San Diego:

    [link=http://www.sdrocketrace.com/supercolossalfanrace2008]SUPERCOLOSSAL FAN RACE[/link]

    * Starting Line: "Coming Together" mosaic/sculpture at the south end of the San Diego Convention Center
    * Starting Time: 7 pm
    * Entrance Fee: $20 for a team of two.

    How it works:

    At the start of the race, each team of two will receive a packet with their first clue, which will lead them to a place where they will receive their second clue, which when solved will lead them to a place to get their third clue, etc. Clues will require solving puzzles based on all sorts of things you might find at Comic-Con: movies, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, etc. (more than just the standard sci-fi fare from the annual fall Rocket Race or the Star Wars theme of the Kessel Run). Racers will travel on foot, and the race should take no more than 2 hours.

    A Comic-Con badge is not required.

    Did I mention that the first place prize is $200?

    Get more information or register online at [link=http://www.sdrocketrace.com]www.sdrocketrace.com[/link] or show up with $20 cash on-site for registration.
     
  18. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bumping up for this year.

    Comic Con International turns 40 this year!

    4 day badges are selling out fast! Buy yours now and don't wait!
     
  19. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    4 day badges are Sold Out.

    Saturday badges are Sold Out.
     
  20. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Friday is SOLD OUT.
     
  21. uglycouchshow

    uglycouchshow Jedi Youngling

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    For those who haven't gone to comic-con ever (or maybe those who just like watching funny comic-con videos), here is our Comic-Con Survival Guide: [link=http://uglycouchshow.com/comic-con-2009]http://uglycouchshow.com/comic-con-2009[/link]

    So who all is going?
     
  22. TDHArtist

    TDHArtist LFL Webstrip Artis star 4 VIP

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    For anyone interested, the "What's What" on what I'll be offering at SDCC 09 can be found [link=http://www.tomhodges.com/?p=320]here.[/link]
     
  23. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Scheduling is starting to come out. So far we have Wednesday and Thursday:

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci09_prog_thu.php

    Edit: Friday is up too:

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci09_prog_fri.php
     
  24. Grand Admiral Strife

    Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Venture Brothers prints? Dude, you are my new best friend :p
     
  25. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Saturday scheduling is up:

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci09_prog_sat.php
     
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