Comic-con 2013

A huge haul of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire character posters show that the hottest fashion among Hunger Games winners is undoubtedly the wetsuit.

SDCC 2013: Sunday Schedule

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:17

Ah, Sunday at San Diego Comic-Con.

Almost as quickly as they rolled in, thousands of fans make haste to leave the city.  While the final day of the Con is still a bustling bazaar of pure enthusiasm, uncut marketing, and brotherhood between genre fans of every type, Sunday also marks a definite downturn from the wild highs and excesses of the previous several days.

Basically, Sunday is like that period after a massive, delicious holiday meal.  Everyone's loosening their belts, letting out a long breath, and bathing in the afterglow of an overwhelming experience.

Still, there's much to be seen as Comic-Con comes to a close, and IAR isn't sleeping on the job.  We'll be reporting from San Diego, continuing to bring you updates from the year's biggest fan-palooza.  Try as we might, though, we won't be able to cover everything Roguish from the convention.  So in accordance with tradition and in the name of convenience, we have another Comic-Con scheduling cheat sheet filled with stuff that we think you'll enjoy.

After a Harmonless year, for example, Community makes its triumphant return to the Con with creator Dan Harmon back in the captain's chair.  On the subject of television, Sunday also sees Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, and the rest of the cast hitting Hall H for a Breaking Bad panel teasing the upcoming final episodes of the incredible AMC series.

SDCC 2013: Saturday Schedule

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:36

In the immoral words of Loverboy, "Everybody's working for the weekend." 

Like the speed of light, this statement is a universal constant, a truth that truly applies to "everyone," even those lucky dogs in San Diego for Comic-Con International.

After the festivities of Thursday and Friday, the biggest gathering of genre enthusiasts anywhere on the planet is in full swing on Saturday, the climactic day of the convention.  This marks peak con, the point at which the revelry and enthusiasm of comic book fans, movie buffs, TV junkies, cosplayers, and every stripe of nerdlinger in attendance maxes out, followed by a comedown on Sunday.

We here at IAR are happy to work not just for the weekend, but also on the weekend.  In order to bring Rogues coverage from every corner of Comic-Con, IAR will be on hand in San Diego covering the happenings that happen from the Gaslamp to the Pacific.  But no matter how mightily we try, we just can't be everywhere of interest.  That's why we put together cheat sheet schedules packed with panels and events that appeal to the Rogue in you.

No sooner had we set up base camp at the foot of Mount Comic-Con in San Diego than a massive avalanche of posters buried our tents and half our team under several feet of promotional imagery.

We're going to have to dig through posters and/or banners for one retitled Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller, one Arthurian quest of a pub crawl, one children's novel adaptation, and two remakes of classic movies.

SDCC 2013: Friday Schedule

Monday, 15 July 2013 12:51

Slide on some clean socks and tighten up your fanny pack, because by Friday, Comic-Con is in full effect.

If Preview Night on Wednesday is like the warm-up for San Diego Comic-Con, and Thursday – the first full day of the convention – is like a scrimmage, the Friday is the real game, complete with wall-to-wall advertising and near-constant sensory overload.

The orgiastic bacchanalia of genre celebration that is Comic-Con contains multitudes.  As Guillermo del Toro has perfectly articulated, Comic-Con is a Russian nesting doll, a con with seemingly cons inside.  The range of interests, media, and styles on display can be overwhelming, particularly if 2013 is your first year visiting San Diego during its very nerdiest weekend.

Worry not, however, as IAR is here to help.  We'll be covering the year's biggest events from the convention floor, of course, but it's simply not possible for us to be everywhere of interest to our dear Rogues.  As such, every year we compile a cheat sheet schedule for each day of the Con, breaking down panels and attractions that will be of interest to IAR readers, specifically.

SDCC 2013: Thursday Schedule

Monday, 15 July 2013 12:46

To paraphrase "Faith of the Heart," It's been a long road gettin' from there to here.  It's been a long time, but Comic-Con is finally near.

That's right ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, San Diego is once again on the verge of hosting the world's single biggest gathering of genre enthusiasts.  Thousands of nerdlingers are even now descending on the Southern California mecca to celebrate their interests, from comic books to movies to TV shows and everything in between.

Preview Night, the appetizer before the meal really begins, goes down on Wednesday, but San Diego Comic-Con International properly kicks off on Thursday, July 18th.

IAR will, of course, be on hand to bring you the big news from Hall H and all over the Con to end all cons.  But no matter how hard we try, we just can't be at every panel and event of interest to you, Rogues.  Facing that impossibility, we here at IAR have instead created Comic-Con schedule cheat sheets for each of the days of Comic-Con.

At San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, next year's I, Frankenstein will get its first big showcase. 

Lionsgate has dropped no fewer than three character posters in order to ensure that you're not sitting in Hall H thinking, "Who, Frankenstein?"

"Basically, for all you Godzilla fans, something very big is headed to San Diego," director Gareth Edwards says in his latest bite-sized update from the set of the Godzilla remake from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

With the film's viral effort ramping up in anticipation of Comic-Con, there are some goodies from the mystery-building marketing effort.  More importantly, perhaps, an official listing for the film's Hall H panel hasrevealed that the title character isn't just facing off with humanity; in next summer's Godzilla, the beast will fight other Toho-style monsters.

Packing your bag for a trip to San Diego this week?  Big fan of Marvel Studios?  Enjoy free stuff?

Marvel has unveiled two posters, one each for Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, that will be handed out for free at Comic-Con this week.

A week from now, Comic-Con will be in full swing down in San Diego, but Warner Bros. is getting its cosplay outfit ready early.

The studio has dropped a special Comic-Con poster for 300: Rise of an Empire, one that demands "FEAR US!"

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