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This Just In: Comic Con International: San Diego Is Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Based on its time frame and the current state of affairs in the world, the news about the Comic Con International: San Diego doesn’t really come as a surprise to me. Please read on down below for the official press release about the no longer occurring San Diego Comic Con for 2020.

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The Press Release:
The Current Situation Requires Exceptional Measures

For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.

Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer. Continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year.
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Hasbro Reveals “Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary” Comic Book Covers

If you’ve been following the website over the last couple of weeks, you already know that I’ve been letting the Pop Culture side of the fence take over as the massive Comic Con International: San Diego gets closer to happening. Part of the event will actually begin tomorrow and you’ll want to click HERE to see all of the posts that have been loaded onto the website so far. Now its time to share this super cool news from the fine folks at Hasbro Toys so do dig in.

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The Press Release:
In celebration of 80 years of Marvel Comics, we’re thrilled to share that Hasbro has created some amazing comic book cover images featuring a variety of figures from the new Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary line, including characters such as Iron Man, Thor, Storm, Colossus, and more. During San Diego Comic-Con later this week, the covers that feature the Marvel Legends X-Men figures will be made available for free for guests during two poster giveaway sessions at the Hasbro Booth (#3213)! Giveaway sessions will take place Friday at 10:30am and Saturday at 4:30pm. During each session two of the four posters will be distributed. Fans can swing by the booth during these times to collect all four to create one large X-Men poster. In addition, the Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary figures will be available for pre-order on Thursday, 7/18.

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Godzilla Stomps into San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time

Many of the attendees of the upcoming Comic Con International: San Diego are in countdown mode since the event starts in some sense tomorrow with the larger convention beginning on Thursday. I’ve shared some coolness already which you can observe via THIS LINK and now its time to share some convention plans by the one and only Godzilla. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
Godzilla Stomps into San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time. The Famous Kaiju Is Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the First Film This Year

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Who: Godzilla, King of the Monsters
What: Parent company TOHO will have the first dedicated Godzilla booth at SDCC with many exciting activities including:
• A fun green screen photo booth for unique social posts (#Godzilla65)
• A live mural painting by famed Godzilla artist Shinji Nishikawa on Thursday starting at 1pm
• The actual suit used in “Godzilla 2000”
• Props from films throughout the franchise’s history
• SDCC Exclusive – 65th Anniversary 1954 Godzilla Deluxe Vinyl Figure
• Giveaways, photo opportunities and much more gargantuan fun!

When: July 17 – 21
Where: San Diego Comic Con, Booth #3535

About Toho: Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: The more I read about the 2019 SDCC the sadder I get about not attending. I encourage our diehards to keep us in mind as they wander the floor and mention us as one of their preferred entertainment websites since the more the merrier after all. I don’t have much more to add about this subject and dare I close this post up with a rousing “Go, Go Godzilla!!!!” See you next time.

Official Links:
Website: http://www.godzilla.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/godzilla_toho/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOHO_GODZILLA

Dynamite Entertainment Reveals SDCC 2019 Plans

I guess its safe to say that with Comic Con International: San Diego just around the corner, that the bevy of posts I’d loaded in so far will be slowing down. If you’ve missed any of them just click HERE to bring up a full run of the awesome. Now its onto the plans from Dynamite Entertainment.

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The Press Release:
Dynamite announces their slate of San Diego Comic Con 2019 panel appearances and creators attending the show!

2019 is a huge year for Dynamite, marking the publisher’s 15th anniversary as well as the 50th anniversary of their flagship heroine Vampirella! It’s a big year of the San Diego Comic Con as well. The very first SDCC, then actually known as the Golden State Comic Book Convention, was 49 years ago. But wait… Think the math over again, that makes this the 50th convention. 50-50!To celebrate all these anniversaries and other exciting developments in the “Dynamite Universe,” the team has prepared a trio of tantalizing talks for longtime fans as well as newcomers jazzed about the latest critically acclaimed titles and more just around the corner. Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt will feature on all panels and be bringing along top tier talent to discuss the past, present and future of Dynamite!

First on Thursday, Dynamite kicks off the convention festivities with the Vampirella 50th Anniversary panel! Come by Room 8 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM to join current Vampirella writer Christopher Priest, legendary Vampi chronicler and scribe of the just announced Vengeance of Vampirella Tom Sniegoski, writer/artist and independent comics legend Joseph Michael Linsner, and veteran Vampi cover artist Joe Jusko. Lead by editor Joseph Rybandt, this merry team of pros will delve into their involvement on current Vampirella projects as well as fondly look back at her 50 years prior. She still looks just as good! And kicks just as much ass!
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LEGO To Debut Marvel Iron Man Life-Size Model @ SDCC 2019

We’re cooking with gas now with the SDCC only two short days away and no, I am still NOT going to be in attendance. I will need to live vicariously through those of you who are going and through the press releases that numerous reps keep sending me to post. Items like this awesome news about a lifesize Iron Man from “Avengers: Endgame”. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
LEGO® Marvel Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Life-Size Model
A life-size LEGO model of Iron Man wearing the gauntlet, inspired by Avengers: Endgame, will debut at the LEGO Booth (#2829 in Hall D). The 35,119-brick model is six-and-a-half-feet tall and took LEGO Master Builders 255 hours to design and build. The models weighs 188 pounds.

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