That time of year again! SDCC2019 !! This was my fifth year attending Comic- Con International, and as always I had a blast. This year was Comic Con 50!!
SDCC is a whole different level of Geek fandom. The entire city transforms itself, and all of Downtown San Diego takes part in this celebration. From the hotels to the restaurants Con goers are literally everywhere. The city is full of professionals, creators, artists, celebrities, exhibitors, cosplayers, and fans.
I wanted to share this experience and some highlights from this years convention. I attended a lot of great panels this year, and saw some amazing toys and figures. I also had a great time seeing some of my favorite artists, and of course attending the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H!! Check out my gallery from the con below!
ARTIST ALLEY/ EXHIBITORS
I got to hang with one of my favorite publishers the Aspen Comics team, and picked up this amazing MYSTERY BOX featuring a large assortment of SDCC exclusive items highlighted by the return of The Michael Turner Ashcan. LEARN MORE HERE
Check out my tribute to my favorite legendary artist Turner: Michael Turner Tribute Rest his soul
The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2019 Frank Mastromauro (co-publisher of Aspen Comics), Peter Steigerwald (co-publisher of Aspen Comics), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief of Aspen Comics), Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), Siya Oum (artist of Lola XOXO) and other Aspen creators highlighted upcoming comic books and revealed multimedia news about Aspen properties.
I got to meet so many of my favorite artists this year!!
The legend Bruce Timm!!!
The goat Jim Lee!!!
I am so excited for the 10th Season of Robot
Chicken coming this Fall. This panel was
freaking hilarious, and I’m glad to see one of my favorite comedies return.
It’s happening! Season 10 is upon us! To mark this historic occasion, Robot Chicken returned to SDCC ready to celebrate ten seasons of animated insanity! They’re talking teaser trailers, brand-new clips, and a panel consisting of RC creators and top-secret panelists! Co-creator and executive producer Matthew Senreich is joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, writer/director Tom Sheppard, and wow! a special video message from Seth Green! Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.
Rick & Morty
Wubba lubba dub dub! The Emmy Award–winning series Rick and Morty is back for a highly anticipated fourth season, premiering November on Adult Swim. Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer) invited fans to take a look at what they have cooking for the new season. Moderated by Rob Schrab (Creepshow, Community).
Based on The New York Times bestselling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes—who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as Gods—abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the superpowerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought—the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue. The Boys is executive produced by Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Ori Marmur, as well as Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Panelists include: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara; executive producer Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Jessie T. Usher, Elisabeth Shue, moderated by Aisha Tyler. Premiering July 26 on Amazon Prime Video, the eight-episode Amazon Original series is co-produced by Amazon Prime Video and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises, and Original Film.
Limited-edition statues, action figures, designer vinyls—DC Collectibles has them all and more! Panel moderated by Samm Levine, panelist included: Brian Walters (Senior Art Director), Todd McFarlane (Acclaimed Writer & Artist), Jim Fletcher (Executive Creative Director), Jake Castorena (Director of Batman vs TMNT).
The DC Collectibles crew talked about what’s coming up from the maker of iconic collectibles and celebrated the fan-favorite Batman Black & White line and its 100th figure in the series.
I was super excited to meet with some of the panelist and that they loved my DC collectibles inspired cosplay!!
(DC Collectibles Harley Quinn Red, White & Black: Harley Quinn by Mingjue Helen Chen)
HALL H= Madness, Surprises, Trailers, Teasers, and guests. I got to experience the madness of HALL H again and see all the new trailers, footage, and exclusives!
Star Trek, Westworld, Marvel & more held the panels in Hall H this year. As always Marvel Studios took over the con & killed it again with announcements such as Black Widow, What IF and Blade!!
Marvel Studios president and MCU producer Kevin Feige and surprise panelists provided an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 90 minute panel! Blowing our minds with all the Phase 4 announcements which featured all the films and television shows that had been rumored + More!
HBO’s Emmy-winning series Westworld returns for its third season in 2020. Creators, executive producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and cast members Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, presented an early look at the forthcoming third season of the drama series, a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. Moderated by futurist Amy Webb.
HERE ARE SOME MORE PHOTOS OF MY CRAZY AWESOME WEEKEND ENJOY !! TILL NEXT YEAR!
Till Next Year!!! Stay Tuned!!
Comic-Con 2020 will be held July 23-26 (with Preview Night on July 22) at the San Diego Convention Center.