Comic Riffs: San Diego Comic-Con


Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/22/2010

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011: Today's registration again delayed

Never mind the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con International has now outgrown even its own website. For the second time in recent weeks, the Con has had to delay attendee registration for the 2011 event over systemic problems. Registration...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con International

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 11/08/2010

Update: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON registration set for Nov. 22

To us, it's as big an announcement as who will next wear the Superman suit (with or without the hoodie) or who his next big-screen villain might be: San Diego Comic-Con has now announced that attendee registration for the...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 10/01/2010

BREAKING: Comic-Con plans to stay in San Diego till 2015

San Diego Comic-Con International will announce Friday that the largest comics convention of its kind will remain in its native city for at least five more years, the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting. For months, speculation has run high...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 07/28/2010

'COMIC-CON 2011 Preview Night Already Sold Out.' (*No, we are not making this up.)

"COMIC-CON 2011 PREVIEW NIGHT" ALREADY SOLD OUT No, afraid that isn't an Onion headline. Particularly because it's difficult to satirize something that's already reached the point of presale absurdity. Various outlets are reporting that all 15,000 four-day passes that...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:30 PM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010

COMIC-CON 2010 POSTSCRIPT: Is this the new 'Avengers' team -- or the ol' E Street Band? [PHOTOS]

We thought that Marvel lineup with the rock-star charisma and camaraderie looked familar. Perhaps it's just us -- entirely possible -- but when the "Avengers" roster united for the first time for public consumption, stepping to the skirt of...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Captain America, Iron Man, Joss Whedon, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Thor

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: ALEX ALBRECHT talks comics fandom, Hall H perils -- & his 'awesome' work history with BP

"I'm more famous for being fired from 'Screen Savers,' " says Alex Albrecht [left]. He just might be the coolest person in the country ever to have worked for BP. "Oh, that's right -- I did do work for...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 07/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Alex Albrecht, Diggnation, Totally Rad Show

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2010

Geek Central sizes up the full 'Avengers' cast

(Getty Images) As earlier rumored, Mark Ruffalo indeed took the Hall H stage as your new Hulk. And with that, Marvel Studios completed its A-list "Avengers" casting just in time for an astride-the-stage group pic that looks vaguely like...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Marvel Studios, The Avengers

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/24/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: 'Cleveland Show's' KEVIN MICHAEL RICHARDSON voices his fandom of Macfarlane, McGruder and The Batman

Flip on any kids' channel, check out whatever cartoon is on at that hour, and you're odds are better than good than KEVIN MICHAEL RICHARDSON, voice actor extraordinaire, has done work for that show. Richardson is perhaps best known...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Aaron McGruder, American Dad, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Macfarlane, The Boondocks, The Cleveland Show, The Family Guy

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: 'iCarly's' JERRY TRAINOR goes 'b-i-g' to voice the new cartoon 'T.U.F.F. Puppy'

(courtesy of Jerry Trainor / Kids Choice Awards) Prior to his panel at Comic-Con today, "iCarly" comic actor JERRY TRAINOR tells us he cannot verbally confirm or deny that he will be the voice of Dudley, the lead dog...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Jerry Trainor, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, T.U.F.F. Puppy

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 07/24/2010

COMIC-CON 2010 Interviews: MAD magazine artists 'excited' about TV show for a new generation

MAD magazine legend SERGIO ARAGONES has attended 34 of the previous 40 San Diego Comic-Cons and increasingly, he's found that the convention-going helps introduce MAD to a whole new generation. Now, he's about to get a big boost in...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:40 AM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Kevin Shinick, MAD magazine, Peter Girardi, Sam Viviano, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, Sergio Aragones, Tom Richmond, Warner Bros. Animation

Posted at 12:27 AM ET, 07/24/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: Will Mark Ruffalo make Hulking news Saturday?

Let the paparazzi and pap media fret over Brad Pitt's Comic-Con no-show. The actor -- make that Actor -- we most hope makes an appearance this weekend is: Mark Ruffalo. Because if Ruffalo shows, that all but guarantees that...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:27 AM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Ed Norton, Joss Whedon, Mark Ruffalo, Marvel Entertainment, The Avengers, The Hulk

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/22/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: DC's DAN DiDIO talks Superman, Wonder Woman & why he loves fan interaction

As the 41st San Diego Comic-Con officially kicks off today, DC Comics Co-Publisher DAN DiDIO will begin to flash his own type of superpower: Omnipresence. Judging by the schedule and his commitments, he will seemingly be everywhere at once....

By Michael Cavna  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  DC Comics, Dan DiDio, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/21/2010

Has COMIC-CON outgrown San Diego? 9 big-time guests tell us where to go

Let the pilgrimage to the land of "Scott Pilgrim" begin. Ten of thousands of people will descend upon San Diego today for the 41st Comic-Con International -- the largest such convention in the world and the granddaddy of all...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Berkeley Breathed, Comic-Con International, Dan DiDio, Jerry Robinson, Keith Knight, Kevin Michael Richardson, Olivia Munn, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, Sergio Aragones, Stan Lee, Tom Richmond

Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 07/19/2010

Sam Raimi to direct 'Earp: Saints for Sinners' comic for DreamWorks

Let the Comic-Con Week "revelations" begin. Sam Raimi -- so recently released from his "Spider-Man" directing duties (reportedly over the ol' "creative differences") -- will direct a feature-film adaptation of the still-new comic "Earp: Saints for Sinners," according to...

By Michael Cavna  |  11:08 PM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  David Manpearl, M. Zachary Sherman, Mack Chater, Martin Montiel, Matt Cirulnick, Sam Raimi

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/08/2010

COMIC-CON: Thursday's schedule is here! (Comic Riffs's early picks)

It's here. It's here. After months of speculation and a long-ago sellout, San Diego Comic-Con today has just released its Thursday programming for 2010's event. . Here are a mere 10 promising highlights amid an embarrassment of nerdvana riches...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  San Diego Comic-Con 2010

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 07/06/2010

SUPER SITES: The Top 10 COMIC-CON Links We're Likin' This Minute

Any day now, the geeked-out behemoth that is San Diego Comic-Con will announce its 2010 schedule. And because of that, thousands upon thousands check the official San Diego Comic-Con website daily, eager for even mere morsels of new information....

By Michael Cavna  |  10:15 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Comic-Con International, Harry Knowles, Joss Whedon, Keep Comic Con in San Diego!, LatinoReview, Morgan Spurlock, San Diego Comic-Con, Stan Lee, Televisionary

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 08/21/2009

The Trailer Cometh: 'Avatar' Producer Jon Landau Talks Blue Skin & White-Hot Hopes

"Avatar" producer Jon Landau embraces star Zoe Saldana at July's San Diego Comic-Con 2009 (Shea Walsh/AP Images for Ubisoft) For years, mention of writer-director James Cameron's much-anticipated 3-D sci-fi project, "AVATAR" was often followed by two other words: "Game...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:05 AM ET, 08/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/08/2009

Quick Hit: 'Iron Man 2's' Sam Rockwell Discusses His Call to Arms

This time around, Jon Favreau had just a wee bit bigger role to offer Sam Rockwell. Eight years ago, Rockwell played an uncredited hotel clerk in the Favreau-directed "Made." This time out, though, Favreau called on the actor to...

By Michael Cavna  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/08/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/05/2009

Quick Hit: 'Iron Man 2's' Don Cheadle Revs Up the War Machine

THE HOLLY WORD: Comic Riffs does A Week-Long Look at "Iron-Man 2"... It's a shame for Terrence Howard that he got bounced from the "Iron Man" franchise, because by the looks of early footage, the super-suited War Machine could...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:05 PM ET, 08/05/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/03/2009

Jon Favreau: How the 'Iron Man 2' Director Uses Twitter

I'm not as fascinated by Twitter as much as I am by how artists use Twitter. Many stars, "personalities" and demi-celebs prove themselves clueless at micro-blogging. Then there are those creators, though, who use it to great and smart...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:05 PM ET, 08/03/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/29/2009

Pearls of Wisdom From 3 Top Cartoonists

Cartoonists Stephan Pastis, left, Keith Knight, center, and Richard Thompson, seated. (Michael Cavna/The Washington Post) NOTE: San Diego Comic-Con the Behemoth Event has trampled out of our town, but our notebook remains mammoth. Here's another jaunty dispatch... Once this...

By The Reliable Source  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Keith Knight, Michael Cavna, Richard Thompson, San Diego Comic-Con, Stephan Pastis