SDConCast - The Official Podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog (general)

It's that time again, the annual ritual of anxiety. It's the San Diego Comic-Con badge sale for returning attendees. This year will hopefully go better than last with the new system. How will it go? Tune in and find out.

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Another San Diego Comic-Con is over and we're doing one more SDConCast to wrap up the 2023 season. We'll go over the highlights, regular lights, surprises, and possibly some lowlights from SDCC.

Join us for a fun and hopefully coherent show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

Welcome to the final episode of SDConCast before we head to San Diego Comic-Con next week. We’re going to cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives as well as answer common questions.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm CST

Welcome to a special episode of the 2023 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week is Part Two of our annual “Breaking Down the SDCC Schedule” podcasts. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Saturday and Sunday; give insight and analysis on room flow and when to line up; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Join us for a fun and informative show.

Direct download: SDConCast230709BreakingDownThe2023SchedulePartTwo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm CST

Welcome to a special episode of the 2023 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week is Part One of our annual “Breaking Down the SDCC Schedule” podcasts. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Preview Night, Thursday, and Friday; give insight and analysis on room flow and when to line up; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Join us for a fun and informative show.

Direct download: SDConCast230707BreakingDownThe2023SchedulePartOne.mp3
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This week on the show we are welcoming back Eric Goldman, Managing Editor for Fandom. We’ll talk about the TV shows of San Diego Comic-Con; which ones may show up, or won’t, how the strike may affect the con, and more. We’ll also cover all the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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This week on the show we are welcoming back Germain Lussier, Senior Reporter covering entertainment for Gizmodo and io9. We’ll talk about the movies of San Diego Comic-Con; which ones may show up, or won’t, how the strike will affect the con, and more. We’ll also cover all the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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This week we are welcoming KAP Media Group to the show, who have put wraps all over the Gaslamp during San Diego Comic-Con over the years, including 18 locations in 2022 featuring The Rings of Power, Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Krapopolis, and more. We’re joined by Lori Brabant (Founder and CEO), and Kelly Reynolds (Partner, Strategic Business Development) to talk all aspects of wrapping up San Diego Comic-Con, from designing and producing to installing and removing wraps. We’ll also cover all the latest news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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This week we are welcoming multiple guests to the show. First up we have Daniel Shaughnessy, Director of Sales & Marketing for Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina to discuss preparing and running a hotel during San Diego Comic-Con. Then, in a pre-recorded interview, we have writer Paul Cornell and Tom Peyer, Editor-In-Chief at Ahoy Comics, to discuss Paul's upcoming comic Con and On, their experiences at SDCC, and more. We’ll also cover all the latest news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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This week we are welcoming the award-winning NVE Experience Agency, who has put on several of your favorite offsites at San Diego Comic-Con over the years, including last year’s Dungeons & Dragons, as well as previous activations for Amazon Fire, IMDboat, The Tick, and more. We’re joined by Brett Hyman (President), and Florencia Sadler (Director of Production) to talk producing and running offsites/activations at San Diego Comic-Con, from what makes a good offsite to how to run an effective line management system. We’ll also cover all the latest news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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This episode originally aired on our Patreon.

Have you ever wanted to order a commission, and felt intimidated or unsure how or where to start? Or maybe you have ordered commissions, and are just looking for some tips.

In this special bonus episode which originally aired on our Patreon, Kerry and Erin offer suggestions for ordering commissions, and show off some of your own!

Direct download: SDConCast_-_Commissions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am CST

Have you ever wondered how a giant inflatable Ozzy Osbourne is made? Or where it goes when it’s no longer on the Promenade during San Diego Comic-Con? Or if you’re Drax, you might wonder why is inflatable?

This week on SDConCast we are welcoming Shawn McEachern, President of Inflatable Design Group, to find out the answer to some of these questions. We’ll also cover all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, offsites, and more.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm CST

Welcome to week two of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we’re joined by Gary Sassaman, former Director of multiple departments at Comic-Con International, including Director of Programming (2000-2007), Director of Print and Publications (2007-2012), and Director of Print and Digital Media (2012-2021), to talk about his time at SDCC. Just what does it take to make a Souvenir Book? What has Gary been up to since retirement? We’ll discuss all of that and more, as well as the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

You can find Gary’s final installment of his My Life in Comics series on his blog, Innocent Bystander, which just wrapped up today and covers his time at Comic-Con International, his career as a small press comics creator and publisher, and more. It’s a great read, with an in-depth look behind the curtain into the worlds of Comic-Con and independent publishing.

Join us for a fun and informative show!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:51am CST

Welcome to Season 12 of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. We’re kicking off as we have the last few years with special guest Mark Evanier. We’ll discuss what he has in store for SDCC in addition to memories from past cons. We’ll also cover the latest SDCC news.

Join us for a fun and informative show as we return to a weekly schedule leading up to SDCC 2023!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm CST

WonderCon has come and gone for 2023 and the UBlog team is here to wrap it up. We'll discuss the good, the bad, and the exclusives. Plus a heaping helping of what we thought of the exhibit floor, panels, and everything in between.

Join us for an informative show!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm CST

Join the SDConCast for the first special edition podcast of 2023. We're breaking down the WonderCon panel schedule with highlights of the big rooms, what panels you might have overlooked, and of course, our dark horse picks.

Tune in for an information packed show.

Direct download: SDConCast_230314_WonderCon2023ScheduleBreakdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24am CST

Your time is nigh! It's time for the annual ritual of anxiety and new frustrations...the San Diego Comic-Con Open Registration badge sale for all hopeful attendees. After the hiccups with Returning Registration will things run more smoothly? Will we still be live after lunch? Tune in and find out.

We discussed the sale as it happened. Come join the SDCC UBlog team for all the excitement (and by excitement we mean stress)!

Direct download: SDConCast_221105_SDCC2023OpenRegistration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm CST

It's here! After 3 years it's finally time for the annual ritual of anxiety and (maybe?) spinning blue circles. It's the San Diego Comic-Con badge sale for returning attendees. This year is different with the new access to the waiting room through Member ID. How did it go? Tune in and find out.

We discussed the sale as it happened. Come join the SDCC UBlog team as we kick off the first event for San Diego Comic-Con 2023!

Direct download: SDConCast221015SDCC2023ReturningRegistration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm CST

Welcome to the final week of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. We're closing out San Diego Comic-Con with our annual wrap up of what we thought of the return of the con. The best and probably a little of the worst will get talked about as we discuss the week that was SDCC 2022.

Join us for a fun and mostly coherent show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm CST

Welcome to week ten of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week is the final episode before SDCC. We’re going to cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives as well as answer common questions.

Join us for an informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm CST

Welcome to a special episode of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week is Part Two of our “Breaking Down the SDCC Schedule” podcasts. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Saturday and Sunday; give insight and analysis on room flow and when to line up; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Join us for an informative show.

Direct download: SDConCast220710BreakingDownThe2022SchedulePartTwo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am CST

Welcome to a special episode of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week is Part One of our “Breaking Down the SDCC Schedule” podcasts. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Preview Night, Thursday, and Friday; give insight and analysis on room flow and when to line up; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Join us for an informative show.

Direct download: SDConCast220708BreakingDownThe2022SchedulePartOne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

Welcome to week nine of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we're joined by Eric Goldman of Fandom to discuss the TV shows of SDCC. We'll also cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:47pm CST

Welcome to week eight of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we're joined by Germain Lussier of Gizmodo and io9 to discuss the movies of SDCC. We'll also cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm CST

Welcome to week seven of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we're joined by Mario Thompson, Hotel Commercial Director at the Hilton Bayfront, to discuss running a hotel during SDCC. We'll also cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm CST

Welcome to week 6 of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we're joined by Jake and Nancy Scornavacco of Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt (at the Hilton Bayfront) to discuss being a local business during SDCC. We'll also cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

(Sorry for the volume difference between the hosts. We had some technical issues.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm CST

Welcome to week five of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we’re joined by Dov Kelemer, co-founder of DKE Toys, the place to go for artist created limited edition designer figures, collectibles, and more. We’ll also cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm CST

Welcome to week 4 of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we’re joined by Steve Coulson, Creative Director of Campfire — a marketing agency that’s responsible for many of your favorite San Diego Comic-Con offsites and activations over the years, including WestworldPurge City, and more. SDCC. We’ll also cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm CST

Welcome to week 3 of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we’re joined by Gary Sassaman, former Director of multiple departments at Comic-Con International, including Director of Programming (2000-2007), Director of Print and Publications (2007-2012), and Director of Print and Digital Media (2012-2021), to talk about his time at SDCC. We’ll also cover the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

You can also follow along with Sassaman’s time with Comic-Con on his blog Innocent Bystander, including his recent post chronicling his time as an attendee.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm CST

Welcome to week 2 of the 2022 season of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. This week we're joined by artist Joey Spiotto, creator of Grumpy Unicorn, Alien Next Door, and his very popular art series "Storytime" and "High Fidelity." We're going to talk art, pop culture, SDCC, and more. We'll also cover the latest SDCC news.

Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm CST

Welcome to Season 11 of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. We're kicking off as we have the last few years with special guest Mark Evanier. We'll discuss returning to SDCC after a couple years off in addition to memories from past cons. We'll also cover the latest SDCC news.

Join us for a fun and informative show as we return to a weekly schedule leading up to the first in-person SDCC since 2019!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm CST

Join the SDConCast for the first special edition podcast of 2022. We're breaking down the WonderCon panel schedule with highlights of the big rooms, what panels you might have overlooked, and of course, our dark horse picks.

Tune in for an information-packed show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm CST

The first physical Comic-Con in over two years is in the books! We're going to talk all about the highs and lows of Comic-Con Special Edition. What worked, what didn't, where was the best Influencer Escalator, and what's it like covering the pretzel situation in real time?

Join members of the SDCC Unofficial Blog crew who were there (and Kerry!) as we discuss all things CCSE.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am CST

What's this? A badge sale? That's right! Comic-Con Special Edition registration is happening and we'll be there covering it live as it happens.

Join us for the first Comic-Con badge sale since 2019!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm CST

San Diego Comic-Con has been once again gone virtual for 2021. So once again we’re bringing you all your favorite things about Comic-Con, straight to you to you. This will be a celebration with special guests from your favorite TV shows, films, and video games, as well as artists and exhibitors.

Guest Line-Up:

- Scott Shaw, illustrator
- Thomas Lennon, Reno 911!, author of Ronan Boyle book series
- Peter Santa-Maria, artist
– Aisha Tyler, Archer, Criminal Minds, director, founder of Courage+Stone
– Martin Hsu, artist
– Darin De Paul (Overwatch, Shazam!)
– Patrick Ballesteros, artist
– Julie Benson & Shawna Benson, Television (The 100, Star Trek: Prodigy) and comic book (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey) writers
– Toddland

Join us for fun, news, and come together as part of the SDCC community.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm CST

It's the final countdown to San Diego Comic-Con 2021 and we're back with all the news, views, and exclusives! This month we're joined by kawaii pop artist Truck Torrence, aka 100% Soft. We'll chat with him about creating art like his hugely popular Dumpster Fire series and everyone's favorite Marvel emojis, his SDCC experiences, and more.

Join us for a fun and informative show!

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It's time for another heaping helping of SDCC 2021 news, views, and exclusives! This month we're joined by PR specialist and frequent panel moderator Gary Miereanu. We'll chat with him about what it's been like promoting remotely and what we can expect from WB Home Entertainment at Comic-Con@Home.

Join us for a fun and informative show!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

We're back for Season 10 of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. Despite SDCC 2021 going virtual again, we're going to keep on doing what we do (with a few alterations). Our special guest this month is familiar to long time viewers, the stupendous Mark Evanier. We're going to talk all things Comic-Con and more.

Join us for the kickoff of our second most unusual season yet!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm CST

WonderCon 2021 is virtual again, and that means we're back with a special live event. The SDCC Unofficial blog is once again bringing together an array of special guests for a 2+ hour telecast. We are spotlighting the #WonderConOnline effort to help all the artists and vendors who have been hit hard in the last year of no in-person conventions.

Support artists and vendors any time by checking out the #WonderConOnline hashtag on social media.

Direct download: SDConCast_210327WonderConOnline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm CST

It's the last hour of Comic-Con @ Home! The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog welcomes back Patrick Ballesteros as he sketches live! He'll be drawing characters in line for that one laaaaaast exclusive — and you get to call out which characters he draws! At the end of the session, the drawing will be put up for sale online, with proceeds benefitting the United Way of San Diego. Meanwhile, The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog team will discuss how SDCC went being virtual as well as count down to the "end of the con."

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm CST

San Diego Comic-Con has been cancelled for 2020 (physically at least). But we're still here, so we're going to bring some of Comic-Con to you virtually. This is going to be a celebration with special guests, information on how to support artists and exhibitors who would have been at SDCC, and probably even some prizes.

Schedule/Guest Line-Up:

Zachary Levi, Nerd HQ co-founder and actor (Shazam!, Chuck)
Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Talking Dead)
Patrick Ballesteros, artist
Brittany Curran (The Magicians)
Victoria Ying, author/illustrator
Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
Factory Entertainment
Darin De Paul (Overwatch, Shazam!)
Toddland

Join us for fun, news, and come together as part of the SDCC community.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm CST

It's time for the final SDConCast before #SDCCOnline! This month our guest is Suman Chatterjee, Co-Owner and Art Director of Yesterdays. He'll join us to talk about pins and cons. We'll also discuss the #SDCC schedule, news, exclusives, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm CST

It's time for this month's SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. SDCC is still cancelled, but we're still going to do a show. This month our guest is Gil Cabrera, former Chairman of the San Diego Convention Center Board of Directors. He'll join us to talk about what it takes to host the most popular comic convention in the world. And about chocolate.

Join us for an informative show!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm CST

We're back for Season 9 of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. Despite the cancellation of SDCC 2020 we're going to keep on doing what we do (with a few alterations). Our special guest this month is our first threepeat, the stellar Mark Evanier. We're going to talk all things Comic-Con and more.

Join us for the kickoff of our most unusual season yet!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:18pm CST

WonderCon 2020 has been postponed, but that doesn't mean we can't bring some virtual WonderCon to your home. The SDCC Unofficial Blog is bringing together an array of special guests in one big 3 hour telecast. We are spotlighting the #WonderConOnline effort to help all those artists and vendors hit hard by the loss of income.

Join us for all or part of this epic event! Support artists and vendors any time by checking out the #WonderConOnline hashtag on social media.

Direct download: SDConCast_200411WonderConOnline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm CST

WonderCon 2020 has been postponed. What do we do? We make sure you have all the up to date information and help out as many vendors/artists as possible. That's the show.

Join us as we discuss the #WonderConOnline event, news, and come together as a community.

Direct download: SDConCast_200314WonderConOnlineSpecial.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am CST

Welcome back to Blue Circle Town, the second part of the annual test of our sanity. Let’s all find out our final fate together in the San Diego Comic-Con Open Registration badge sale.

We’ll be discussing the sale as it happens. Come join the SDCC UBlog team as we cover the second and last badge sale for San Diego Comic-Con 2020!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CST

It's here! The time of year for goblins, ghouls, and the annual ritual of anxiety and spinning blue circles. It's the San Diego Comic-Con badge sale for returning attendees.

We’ll be discussing the sale as it happens. Come join the SDCC UBlog team as we kick off the first event for San Diego Comic-Con 2020!

Direct download: SDConCast_191012SDCC2020ReturningRegistration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am CST

The final show of the 2019 SDConcast season. We're closing out San Diego Comic-Con with our annual wrap up of what we thought of this year's con. The best and probably a little of the worst will get talked about as we wake up from our Odinsleep long enough to discuss the week that was SDCC 2019.

Join us for a fun and mostly coherent show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:25am CST

This is it! The final SDConCast before San Diego Comic-Con and we got a guest worthy of the occasion. We are joined by the founder of Her Universe and voice of Ahsoka Tano, Ashley Eckstein. We'll discuss the Her Universe Fashion Show, Clone Wars, SDCC, and more.

We'll also cover all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more. Join us for a fun and information packed show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm CST

This is it! The final week before San Diego Comic-Con 2019, and we've got a ton in store for you, including two final podcasts before the con. Joining us on SDConCast this Wednesday, July 10, is the Executive Director of the Comic-Con Museum, Adam Smith. We'll talk about The Gathering special event, what's in store for the museum, and more.

We'll also cover all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more. Join us for a fun and information packed show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm CST

The SDConCast is back with its eighth annual “Breaking Down The Schedule” episodes – the most comprehensive Comic-Con schedule analysis you’ll find anywhere. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Saturday and Sunday; give insight and analysis on how you can get into the big panels; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Join us for an informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:13am CST

The SDConCast is back with its eighth annual “Breaking Down The Schedule” episodes – the most comprehensive Comic-Con schedule analysis you’ll find anywhere. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Preview Night, Thursday, and Friday; give insight and analysis on how you can get into the big panels; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Join us for an informative show.

Direct download: SDConCast_190705ScheduleXSDCC2019PartOne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm CST

Do you want San Diego Comic-Con news? Well, this is the SDConCast you want. We are covering all the latest SDCC exclusives, offsites, and more.

Join us for an informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am CST

Making his annual appearance, Germain Lussier (IO9.com) joins us to talk all things movies. We'll discuss what will, won't, or who knows if they will or won't come to SDCC.

We'll also cover all the latest news, exclusives, and more. Join us for a fun and informative show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am CST

This week we're doubling up on guests as San Diego Comic-Con grows ever closer. First up is returning guest Tom Vargas from Factory Entertainment. Then we'll be joined by Brock Otterbacher from Mondo. We're going to talk about what they are bringing this year to SDCC, what it takes to prepare for the show, and what happens behind the scenes.

We'll also cover all the latest news, offsites, exclusives, and more. Join us for an informative show.

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Making his triumphant return, Eric Goldman (Fandom.com) joins us to talk all things Television. Or at least all the TV that pertains to San Diego Comic-Con. We'll discuss what will, won't, or who knows if they will or won't come to SDCC.

We'll also cover all the latest news, exclusives, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm CST

We are joined this week by comic and convention veteran Jackie Estrada. We'll discuss her career, comic publishing, running the Eisner Awards, and her experiences at SDCC over the years. Join us for a great show.

We'll also cover all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm CST

We are joined this week by two special guests. First up is renowned artist and designer William Stout. We'll discuss his career, his connections to San Diego, and his experiences at SDCC. Then we'll be join by publishing/distributing veteran Bud Plant. We'll talk about working in the comic market, publishing, and SDCC. Join us for a great show.

We'll cover all the comic-con news, exclusives and more on the June 5 SDConCast, so tune in for both shows!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm CST

Brock Otterbacher was unable to join us tonight, so Kerry and James interviewed each other. Brock will be on a future SDConCast.

We'll also cover all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm CST

Patrick Ballesteros, one of our favorite artists every year at San Diego Comic-Con, returns to the SDConCast. We'll talk about art, teaching, and what it takes to be in Artist Alley at SDCC.

There is a Game of Thrones spoiler warning for the following times: [12:08-12:14] [20:12-21:32] [26:55-27:09]

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_190515TheXFactor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm CST

One of our favorite guests returns! We welcome back Mark Evanier to discuss all things SDCC. There will be stories, anecdotes, and whatever else comes to mind from the past and present of San Diego Comic-Con.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_190508MarksSpotTheX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm CST

Welcome to Season Eight of SDConCast, the official podcast of the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog. We’re also celebrating a decade of covering SDCC. Come join the UBlog team as we wrap up WonderCon, Hotelpocalypse, and cover all the latest SDCC news.

Join us for an informative first episode to kick off the 2019 season!

Direct download: SDConCast_190501XMarksTheSpot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am CST

Join the SDConCast for the first special edition of 2019. We're breaking down the WonderCon 2019 panel schedule with highlights of the big rooms, what panels you might have overlooked, and of course, our dark horse picks.

Tune in for an information-packed show.

Direct download: SDConCast_190313WonderConSchedule.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm CST

It's here! It's time for part two of the annual ritual of anxiety and spinning blue circles. Let's all find out our final fate in the San Diego Comic-Con Open Registration badge sale.

We’ll be discussing the sale as it happens. Come join the SDCC UBlog team as we cover the second and last badge sale for San Diego Comic-Con 2019!

Direct download: SDConCast_181110_OpenRegistration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm CST

It's here! Let's revisit the annual ritual of anxiety and spinning blue circles. It's time for the San Diego Comic-Con badge sale for returning attendees.

We’ll be discussing the sale as it happens. Come join the SDCC UBlog team as we kick off the first event for San Diego Comic-Con 2019!

Direct download: SDConCast_181013ReturningRegistration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm CST

The UBlog team is wrapping up San Diego Comic-Con 2018! We'll cover the good, the bad, and the ugly. We're going to try and condense 5 days into less than 2 hours!

Join us for an action packed show. And by action we mean talking. And by talking we mean zombie moans.

Direct download: SDConCast_180724_WrapUpShow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm CST

We're joined by the legendary Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and current editor/publisher of Heavy Metal magazine. We'll be discussing his plans for San Diego Comic-Con this year as well as his history there. Join us for an awesome final SDConCast before the big show.

We'll also discuss all the latest news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_180710_HeavyMetalTurtlePower.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am CST

The SDConCast is back with its seventh annual “Breaking Down The Schedule” episodes – the most comprehensive Comic-Con schedule analysis you’ll find anywhere. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Saturday and Sunday; give insight and analysis on how you can get into the big panels; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Join us for an informative show.

Direct download: SDConCast_180708SchedulePartTwo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am CST

The SDConCast is back with its seventh annual “Breaking Down The Schedule” episodes – the most comprehensive Comic-Con schedule analysis you’ll find anywhere. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Preview Night, Thursday, and Friday; give insight and analysis on how you can get into the big panels; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Join us for an informative show.

Direct download: SDConCast_180706SchedulePartOne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am CST

We're joined by Tom Vargas of Factory Entertainment. We'll be discussing their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, including unboxing one of their Mystery Boxes.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast180703_TheComicConFactor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

We're going to talk about San Diego Comic-Con. A lot. If you didn't know that by now...

Join us as we discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_180626ThisPodcastisNotSpecial.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm CST

We're joined by IGN's Executive TV Editor Laura Prudom to talk about the television shows of San Diego Comic-Con, what we expect to be there, what we hope will be there, and what won't be there.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast180619_TheTVShowsofSDCC2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm CST

We’re joined by io9’s Germain Lussier to talk about the movies of San Diego Comic-Con, what we expect to be there, what we hope will be there, and what won’t be there. And maybe a little about art. And also The Fear the Walking.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast180612IsThisGermaintotheConversation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm CST

We're joined this week by Amanda Barker and Kyle Wlodyga from Cryptozoic Entertainment. We'll discuss their SDCC exclusives, what it's like exhibiting at the con, and more.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_180605TalesFromTheCryptozoic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm CST

We’re joined by a couple of veterans of the convention scene around the southwest: Shawn Marshall of Parks and Cons and Robert Warners of Legion of Sand join us to discuss Phoenix Comic Fest, San Diego Comic-Con, and the current state of pop culture conventions.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more

Direct download: SDConCast_180531ContemplatingContemporaryConventions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am CST

We're joined by the amazing Justin Harder of Claus Studios. We'll be discussing his art and design work, including the end titles of Deadpool, as well as his experiences at San Diego Comic-Con.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_180522ArtHarder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am CST

We’re talking all about Comic-Con, comics, TV, and more as the great Mark Evanier joins us on the podcast this week. We’ll discuss how SDCC has changed over the years. Plus we’ll let Mark tell any stories he wants, including figuring out how to make a decent creamy tomato soup.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_180515_WereJustHereForTheTomatoSoup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm CST

Welcome to Season 7 of SDConCast! This is the place for a weekly dose of San Diego Comic-Con news, opinions, and lots of A's to all your Q's. This week we'll be covering all the news so far and looking forward to what we expect and hope to see at SDCC 2018. Plus there's the special bonus of jet lagged Kerry who just returned from vacation.

Join us for an informative and likely marginally entertaining show! (Unless Kerry is *really* jet lagged)

Direct download: SDConCast_180509_TheJetLagParadox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm CST

The SDConCast is wrapping up WonderCon 2018! We’ll cover the new, the old, and the mysterious. Mainly how the all new signing system went this year. We’re going to try and do WonderCon justice and make this podcast 3/5th as good as a normal podcast.

Join us for an action packed show!

Direct download: SDConCast_180328WonderConWrapUp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CST

Everyone wants a gift this time of year. During San Diego Comic-Con Open Registration, the best gift is being blessed by the spinning blue circle with entry to buy your badge.

We’re hanging out live while the sale happens. Come join the UBlog team for some distraction while you ride the Open Reg stress train.

Direct download: SDConCast_171209openreg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27am CST

It’s here! Way earlier than last year but with all the same anxiety and spinning blue circles. It’s the return of the badge sale formerly know as Preregistration, now called Returning Registration.

We’ll be discussing the sale as it happens. Come join the SDCC UBlog team for the first event for San Diego Comic-Con 2018!

Direct download: SDConCast_171028ReturningRegistration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

The SDConCast is wrapping up San Diego Comic-Con 2017! We’ll cover the good, the bad, and the ugly. We’re going to give out virtual Shruggie Awards to the best of the con this year. We’re going to try and condense 5 days into less than 2 hours!

Join us for an action packed show. If we wake up in time.

Direct download: SDConCast_170726wrapup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm CST

The final SDConCast before we head off to Comic-Con is a doozy. First up we're joined by actor and Cosmunity Chief Strategist, Orlando Jones. Then we'll be joined by Tom Vargas from Factory Entertainment. Finally we'll cover all the latest SDCC news and exclusives.

Direct download: SDConCast_17071217jonesfactory.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm CST

The SDConCast is back with its sixth annual “Breaking Down The Schedule” episodes – the most comprehensive Comic-Con schedule analysis you’ll find anywhere. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Saturday and Sunday; give insight and analysis on how you can get into the big panels; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Direct download: SDConCast_170709schedule2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59am CST

The SDConCast is back with its sixth annual "Breaking Down The Schedule" episodes – the most comprehensive Comic-Con schedule analysis you’ll find anywhere. Join the team as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Preview Night, Thursday, and Friday; give insight and analysis on how you can get into the big panels; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Direct download: SDConCast_170707schedule1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18am CST

We’re talking all about movies as IO9‘s Germain Lussier joins us on the podcast this week. We’ll discuss which movies may or may not be be making an appearance at SDCC this year.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_170626kissing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am CST

Someone bring the laugh track because we’re bringing all the fun of SDCC news. We’ll also be answering enough questions to fill a moderately sized notepad. Maybe 3/4 of one page, college ruled, single spaced.

Join us this week as we cover the latest SDCC exclusives, offsites, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_170621TwoGuys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm CST

We’re talking all about TV as IGN‘s Eric Goldman joins us on the podcast this week. We’ll discuss which shows may or may not be be making an appearance at SDCC this year.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, exclusives, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_170614Goldman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm CST

There are no special guests this week. There isn’t even a Kerry. What did we do to deserve this!!??1

Join us as we muster up just enough energy to discuss all the latest SDCC news and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_170607WeThought.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm CST

We’re joined by special guests Andy Behbakht and Shawn Richter from TheMarvelReport.com. We’ll be discussing cosplay, community involvement, and covering the world of heroes. We’re also going to chat about last weekend’s Phoenix Comicon.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_170531ReportingForDuty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm CST

We’re joined by special guest Patrick Ballesteros, artist of the 25 Cent Wonders series, Punny Sweaters, and so much more. We’ll be talking about Comic-Con, art, and all the things exhibiting in Artist Alley involves.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_052417CentWonder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm CST

We’re joined this week by special guest Darin De Paul, whose voice you may recognize from Reinhardt in Overwatch, or from the Star Wars: The Old Republic games, Skylanders games, Judge Dredd: Superfiend, and many more. We’ll be talking about Comic-Con, voice acting, and whether you can actually wear pajamas to work or not.

Join us as we also discuss all the latest SDCC news, the (final?!?) week of the General Hotel Sale, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast170517Voices.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm CST

We’re joined by special guest Todd Masters of Toddland. We’ll be talking about San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon, Bob’s Burgers, and why you would want cheese that smells like that.

Join us as we also discuss the second week of the General Hotel Sale, SDCC news, and more.

Direct download: SDConCast_051017Cheese.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm CST

How many Hotelpocalypses does this make now? Is that the correct plural? This is the 2017 edition and it’s only the beginning.

Join us as we discuss the initial process and the first wave of confirmations in the General Hotel Sale. We’ll also have the latest SDCC news.

Direct download: SDConCast170503HotelpocalypseReturns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm CST

It’s time for a million fans to sit and hope for their lucky number to be called to get a badge, otherwise known as San Diego Comic-Con Open Registration. We’re also adding a little WonderCon spice to the mix as we wrap up the SDCC sister convention that just happened last weekend.

We’ll be discussing the sale as it happens. Come join the SDCC UBlog team as we celebrate, shed tears, and watch a spinning blue circle decide our fate!

Direct download: SDConCast170408OpenRegistration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm CST

It’s finally here! The return of the badge sale formerly know as Preregistration is happening. Now called Returning Registration, but with all the same anxiety and spinning blue circles.

We’ll be discussing the sale as it happens, including any common issues, going back over the basics, and talking the news that’s been announced thus far. Come join the SDCC UBlog team as we kick off 2017!

Direct download: SDConCast170311ReturningRegistration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54pm CST

You did it! You survived San Diego Comic-Con 2016! So how did it go?

We’ll be discussing the highs and lows of this year’s convention – everything from premieres to empty Hall H to Conan to heat waves. Come join the SDCC UBlog team as we break down 2016!

Direct download: SDConCast160727SDCC2016WrapUpShow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm CST

This is it! In less than a week we'll be at SDCC 2016! Join Kerry, James, Ben, Kim, and Robert as we go over the final deluge of news. We'll share our hopes and dreams for a great con as well as take your questions. Come join the fun!

Direct download: SDConCast_071416c.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am CST

The SDConCast is back with its fifth annual “Breaking Down The Schedule” episodes – the most comprehensive Comic-Con schedule analysis you’ll find anywhere. Join James, Kerry and Kim as we look at what’s scheduled for the main panel rooms on Saturday and Sunday; give insight and analysis on how you can get into the big panels; and give our dark horse picks you can use as your back-up choices – or even your main one!

Direct download: SDConCast_071016b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm CST