7/08/2013

What We're Looking Forward to at San Diego Comic-Con

Starting next week, San Diego will be inundated with nerds, geeks, fangirls, fanboys, collectors, stormtroopers, and celebrities, all arriving for this year’s Comic-Con. The event still shows no sign of slowing down with huge panels and offsite events that would make any fan excited. Check out my list below of what I’m really excited for this year:

  • Video Game Sneak Peeks
    Last year, attendees were given the chance to try out upcoming games from publishers like Ubisoft, EA, and Square Enix. This year is no different with upcoming games like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Rayman Legends being available for play, and two gaming lounges confirmed for Microsoft and Nintendo. Also, attendees will get a chance to see the Xbox One in action at the Future of Xbox Revealed where Microsoft’s Major Nelson will be demonstrating their new system.
  • Panels for Creators
    While Comic-Con is often best known for the celebrity panels and entertainment news, it is also a huge well of knowledge for creators seeking out more information on how to help their art succeed. Some panels that I’m excited about include The Pitching Hour where industry members go through how to sell a creative property, and The Next Chapter is Storytelling on how to build your audience.
  • Marvel News Overload
    If you are a Marvel fan, this year’s Comic-Con will be providing first looks at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Solider, and that is just what has been announced. If the movies aren’t your taste, you’ll also have a chance to meet artists and authors, see great cosplayers, and learn more about the future of releases from Marvel.
  • Hello Kitty and All Things Cute
    I have a weakness for cute things that is demonstrated by the overweight fee I paid on my luggage last year when returning home. This year may also weigh down my suitcase because Sanrio is coming with a huge presence and The Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland! Open to the public at PETCO Park, this event is an interactive extravaganza for fans featuring shopping and the premiere of a new Hello Kitty graphic novel.
Keep an eye on our Instagram and Twitter next week for glimpses of the chaos that is Comic-Con and let us know if you have any particular events on your wishlist for us to check out. Also, if you are attending for the first or fifteenth time, make sure to check out our past coverage for tips for enjoying the event or what to expect when finally there.

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