Sunday, June 30, 2013

An Englishman in San Diego

Leonard's a funny guy-- and he's also an SDCC:BH member!

We featured Leonard's first episode in one of our Recap Friday posts-- watch it here!
Catch up on his journey in episodes two and three!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

SDCC Exclusives: Funko

We are less than three weeks away from SDCC 2013-- Can you believe it?!

Almost all of the major vendors have released sneak peeks of this year's exclusives but there's so many, it's hard to keep track of them all! From here on out, we'll give you a look at some of our admin's most coveted releases and we're kicking it off with Funko!


Shela's picks!


A while ago, Funko teased us with clues leading up to the Con. More details about these upcoming releases were leaked this past week-- Not sure about you but I am bursting with happiness right now! 

Funko's press release has confirmed the release of four (4) metallic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, three (3) bloodied Walking Dead figurines (Governor; pictured, Prison Guard and Rick Grimes; not pictured), and two (2) Alien vs. Predator figurines (not pictured). 

But what am I getting? Well I'm glad you asked! I'll be in line first thing in the morning to pick up my metallic Deadpool and two (2) unmasked Iron Man 3 (Tony Stark and James Rhodes) figurines. What can I say? I'm a Marvel gal through and through. :)

Speaking of which, Funko has given some of Marvel's most iconic characters B&W variants!


Figurines are priced between $15 & $17. Pick up yours at booth #5343!
For a list of other SDCC exclusives, go here.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Mike & Sully

What would Mike and Sully look like at their first Con? Emily gives us a look.

Recap Friday (Week of 6/24)

TGIF!! Here's what you might have missed this week...


MONDAY speculated a 2016 or 2017 release date for Marvel's Doctor Strange movie. - D. Berry

Joss Whedon talked about Robert Downey Jr.'s role as Iron Man in Avengers 2 via Geek Tyrant. - D. Berry


USA Network announced that they would have a special advanced screening of Psych: The Musical on Wednesday, July 17th. - D. Kelly

More details about Marvel's Doctor Strange-- this time, about the plot!-- were revealed on Latino Review. - D. Berry

Superhero Hype asks, "Is Vin Diesel headed to the Marvel Universe? And if so, which Phase 2 film would he be cast in?" - D. Berry


Looking for a buddy to line up with for the panels you want to see? Dan has created a doc just for that!

From Geek Tyrant: Terminator 5 has set a release date! The big question everyone's asking is "is it a reboot? " - D. Berry


The Unofficial Comic-Con Blog posted a list of CONFIRMED panels for the year. - D. Berry

Wondering what a Disney and Marvel mash-up would look like? You'll be able to see for yourself when Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel launches this summer. - S. Garza

When Nerds Attack reminded us to hold on to our badges-- if we're hoping to register for SDCC 2014! - A. Jones

Cnet reports, Google is said to create their own gaming console. - K. Walton


Members of our group were disappointed-- and confused-- to know that Fifty Shades of Grey will make an appearance at this year's Con. - D. Berry

Our members also updated the list of items to be raffled off at our 2nd Annual SDCC:BH meetup!

A sneak peek of this year's Funko Pop! exclusives (with pics!) was released! - A. Lopez

Exclusive World of Warcraft merch from Blizzard will in fact be sold at the Con! Here's your first look! Get yours at booth #115 (Hall A). - A. Jones

When Nerds Attack gave us a look at Marvel's exclusives for SDCC 2013. You'll be able to find glass tumblers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tees at booth #2329. - T. Pham

News of a Comic-Con fan party, celebrating the release of Danny Trejo's new film, "The Darkness Descending," reached our timeline. Thanks Darren for the heads up!


Other Bits...

Be sure to order from Zazzle if you haven't yet purchased your SDCC:BH merchandise yet. This year's logo was designed by Karma Savage!

An important message we needed to share with you:
Laura from our Facebook group says, "Speaking of Parking and Safety: Please, please please if you are from out of town and have never attended Comic Con Harbor Drive is a quasi highway/freeway. Please do not attempt to cross on red or away from a cross walk. We had a fatality from an out of towner because she thought she could just run across. Please be careful!"

Friday, June 21, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 6/17)

Here's what you might have missed this week...



Fan girls across the web mourn the loss of Loki in the next Avengers film, as announced by Joss himself. - D. Berry

Cinema Blend reports, Sony has set official release dates (May 2014 and 2016) for sequels to The Amazing Spider-man. - D. Berry

Cosmic Book News released a look at one of Marvel's CC exclusives: a Galactus mini-bust! - D. Berry

Hannibal is coming to Comic-Con! Suspense-lovers rejoice! This panel will be held on Thursday, July 18th with guests including Hugh Dancy and Bryan Fuller. - B. Taylor


Via Geek Tyrant: Is Felicity Jones playing the role of Black Cat in The Amazing Spider-Man 2? - D. Berry

Also from Geek Tyrant: fans speculate whether Anthony Mackie will be playing the role of The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. - D. Berry


Emotions ran high as SDCC: Badge Holders prepared for the finale badge resale of the year.

The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog talked about the upcoming release of w00tstout, a newly brewed beer that will be made available at Hopcon on 7/17! - S. Tat


Buzzfeed gave us a look at the type of destruction that would befall NYC had the final battle of Man of Steel actually happened. - A. Palasi

Cinema Blend reports: Helena Bonham Carter has been cast as the Fairy Godmother in Kenneth Brannagh's Cinderella. Cate Blanchett and Lily James have also signed on. - N. Srisamang

News rolled in that Shailene Woodley has been cut from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man sequel and may not return in the franchise's subsequent films. - C. Piatek

3rd Annual Nerd HQ returns to San Diego! This event is hosted by Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine and will be held at Petco Park all throughout Comic-Con weekend (7/18 - 7/21). - B. Woodin


Marvel confirmed Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Iron Man in The Avengers 2 & 3. - B. Taylor

Comic-Con 2013 exclusives were FINALLY released! - D. Berry

Dan gave a heads up to our cosplayers about the new costume weapons policy that is to be implemented this year. 

Star Trek Enterprise D is looking for volunteers for their booth! - B. Woodin

Vin Diesel talks plans for the Riddick panel at this year's Con and a new poster is released. - N. Srisamang


Other Bits...

Less than a month left to go but there's still time to get your SDCC:BH gear from Zazzle! Wear our 2013 logo-- designed by one of our members-- loud and proud on a pin or a tee!

Bummed that you didn't get passes? Here's your chance to win a VIP trip to this year's con! Thanks Bradley for the heads up!

Official Trailer: Anchorman 2

Thursday, June 20, 2013

2nd Annual SDCC:BH Meetup!

The second annual Badge Holders' meetup is coming up in less than a month's time-- are you ready to mingle with other nerds, geeks, and gamers? Take a break from the Con, grab a friend, and join us for drinks at Cafe Sevilla on 7/18. Stay for our raffle for a chance to win one or several items including these!




RSVP and we'll see you guys there. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Recap Friday (Week of 6/10)

TGIF! On top of checking your email and setting up date night, this is the time to figure out what you might have missed this week...



D. Kelly of our Facebook group updated the list of items we'll be raffling off at our second annual SDCC:BH meetup! Dead Island Riptide games? A signed copy of The Walking Dead? Oh my!

Rumors of Karen Gillian's character as the "chief female villain" in Guardians of the Galaxy surfaced on Geek Tyrant. - D. Berry

Dark Horse Comics revealed a list of Comic-Con exclusives -- including a 7-inch replica of the Stark Shield-- with more to be added! Exclusives are to be released one per day, every day leading up to the Con; available for purchase at booth #2615.


SDCC:BH Facebook group members reported they were picked for the badge resale!

The trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug gives us a look at the sequel to last winter's hit. - V. Betchtel.

More photos from the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier were released! - D. Berry.

Readying himself for this year's adventure, Leonard posted part 2 of his adventure as an Englishman in San Diego. Subscribe and show him some love!


A new trailer is released for The Wolverine! Includes a ton of new footage! - D. Berry

The trailer of 300: Rise of an Empire was posted on our Facebook page! - N. Srisamang

Geek Tyrant gives us a preview of Jamie Foxx's voice as Electro in the upcoming sequel to Spider-Man. - D. Berry

From the San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog: Fox gives us a look at the panels we'll see at the Con this year. Special guests from Sleepy Hollow, How I Met Your Mother, and Family Guy are expected to attend.

An SDCC:BH member posted an unofficial schedule of panels to expect at the Con this year. - Thanks D. Berry!

An updated list of confirmed-- YES, CONFIRMED-- panels was posted. Big Bang Theory, Futurama, Bones, Community, and Falling Skies are among those to attend. - D. Berry.

The event page for the Second Annual SDCC Badgeholder's Meetup is up! This year's gathering will be held at Cafe Sevilla in the heart of Gaslamp. - Special thanks to J. David for putting this together.


New photos of Captain Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier popped up on Geek Tyrant. - D. Berry

A recent interview with Collider reveals Nathon Fillion is making an appearance at Nerd HQ this year! - E. Moss

Wondering how the ginormous robots from Pacific Rim came into existence? Check out the latest featurette on iTunes. - H. Veguilla

When Nerds Attack posted a list of Action Figure Express's Comic-Con exclusives. - B. Woodin

Expecting to trek your way across the Con all weekend? Crazy 4 Comic-Con presents some tips for first-timers and veterans alike. - D. Berry.


Other Bits...

Still figuring out what to do during the after-hours of con? Check out our recently-updated Offsite Events tab!