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Comic Con Box/Marvel Collector Corps

Subscription Boxlight: 2015-05 Comic Con Box/Marvel Collector Corps

John Mayo, of ComicBookPage, and Kay Kellam, of PopArtsPlace,  open up the first Comic Con Box from Wizard  and the first Marvel Collector Corps box from Marvel.

Time Codes:
00:00 Intro
00:36 Comic Con Box
23:42 Marvel Collector Corps
41:33 Wrap up
42:05 End

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San Diego’s Comic-Con International – Through the Lens

Here’s a quick glimpse of some photos taken while walking around before preview night.


TNT’s Legends has an eye-catching wrap on the Marriott beside the Convention Center, easily seen from a variety of vantage points the face becomes clearer as you move from one side to the other.  Yeah, they got me, I’ll be tuning in next month!


Gotham City was still being built — but from what I saw, it has a very impressive skyline!


With more buildings yet to come!

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ABC’s Resurrection and Once Upon A Time both have HUGE banners on the side of Petco Park.  Walking across the bridge from the Hilton Bayfront to the Petco Interactive Zone (the parking lot for Petco) you begin to realize the Resurrection banner has a side panel to it.

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I don’t know what impressed me more, the covered bridge the folks from FOX’s Sleepy Hollow built, or the water beside it, which I am 99% sure is a chalk drawing, and yet you can’t see the paint for the parking spots under the drawing!  Yes, I want to pay a visit to the Village of Sleepy Hollow before the weekend is out.


Norton by Symantec and the X-Men are offering a chance to help us take control of our future… and next to them is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Not far away are Angry Birds, Hello Kitty, and a cosplay make-up booth sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott.

1-DSC01514 1-DSC01457Ah, the Blacklist!  Tin Fish has been themed up this year, and with quotes like that, how could I not be amused?  Especially when, as always, the food is tasty, and convenient?  (Yes, that’s the convention center you see in the background.)

Getting in the mood

The 45th annual Comic-Con in San Diego, Comic-Con International, is about to begin, and as you walk through the convention center lobbies and hallways you can hear the low roar of conversation as strangers become friends in line, as friends get one another even more excited about this annual five day marathon event of fandom, and as parents share their love of creativity,  imagination and the popular arts with their children.

The exhibit hall doors have not yet opened,  yet thousands of people are in lines, patiently waiting for their time among the vendors.  For some these few hours during preview night will be their only time spent in halls A through G.  Not for lack of interesting booths and vendors, in past years I’ve rarely gone more than 30 feet without wanting  to stop and see/discover more.

No, for most, the problem is the vast array of interesting panels that will begin Thursday morning and run well into the evening.  Tonight is, for many, their one chance to explore the exhibit hall without worrying about how soon they need to change focus and go line up for a panel.

Additionally,  as I explored the blocks around the convention center this morning I saw Gotham being built, heard God zillion roar at noon at Godzillacon, saw a Homer Simpson exhibit going up — and then I ventured beyond the area between the Hilton Bayfront hotel and the Convention Center.

The PetCo Park parking lot had a Sleepy Hollow covered bridge being built, with an awesome looking water way beside it.  (From the pedestrian bridge between PetCo Park and the Hilton Bayfront you can get a great birds eye view.)  PetCo Park is also where  Hello Kitty, Angry Bird, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,  Adult Swim, Amazon Lockers and a variety of others will have booths, activities and “experiences” set up.

In short, finding things to do before preview night was simple!  As always San Diego’s Comic-Con International seems to always have something waiting around the corner — even people starting the long weekend off with foam chainsaws and warnings about sharks for Sharknado 2.