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In news that should be a surprise to no one (but is still news), Comic-Con International confirmed today what has basically been the policy for years: That there will be no Badge Resale of returned badges for San Diego Comic-Con 2017, meaning if you don’t have a badge by the time Open Registration sells out this weekend, you’re not going to Comic-Con.

From the Toucan Blog, here’s the exact wording:

Q: If I am unable to purchase a Comic-Con badge on April 8, will there be another sale?

A: There will not be another sale. If you are unable to purchase a badge, we encourage you to try again in 2018.

The last Badge Resale occurred in in 2013. Beginning in 2014, according to CCI, there just haven’t been enough refunds and cancellations to hold the sale again. When badges are this hard to get, and demand is this high, most want to hold onto their golden ticket. Here was the reasoning, circa 2014:

In past years Comic-Con International has been able to hold a sale of returned and unallocated badges in June. Unfortunately, due to an extremely low rate of refunds and cancellations this year, we are not able to hold a resale of Comic-Con 2014 badges. Thank you for your support and understanding.

There’s still a very faint glimmer of hope for those hoping to attend SDCC 2017 who aren’t lucky this weekend, though. There are a few contests, like the IDW one announced today, which will send lucky grand prize winners to the convention. For everyone else — make sure you’re signed up for a Member ID so that you’re eligible to participate in 2018.


NYCC Fans,

It's that time of the year again and we've got a few NYCC updates for you. (Nah, sorry, no dates for on-sale yet!)

First: We will be requiring Fan Verification again in order to buy a NYCC 2017 ticket or have one purchased for you. Fan Verification will open on April 19, 2017 for anyone who didn't create a profile last year. Anyone who fills out a Fan Verification profile will have access to the limited quantity ticket on-sale at a later date. If you're new to NYCC and have questions about this process or just need a refresher, check out our FAQs.

Second: Anyone who created a Fan Verification profile in 2016, your profiles will carry over in 2017. Hip-hip hooray! As an extra thank you, we're giving fans with NYCC 2016 profiles first crack at a limited number of tickets with a special NYCC 2017 ticket presale. Only fans with NYCC 2016 Fan Verification profiles will be able to purchase tickets during the presale or have one purchased for and assigned to them. Quantities for the presale will be limited and if you're unable to get the tickets you want, you'll have another chance during the general on-sale happening at a later date.

Keep an eye on your inbox - our fam at ShowClix will be sending you a note (from to either confirm that your 2016 details are correct or allow you to update them. This is important. If you don't update or confirm your details, you could miss out on the presale. If you had a Fan Verification profile in 2016, but don't receive that email by Tuesday, March 21, please email with the email address you used last year to Fan Verify and our customer service superheroes can assist.

Third: We're going to be real with you, this is a very bittersweet announcement - we are eliminating 3-Day and 4-Day tickets. We will only be selling single day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Sunday Kids tickets to NYCC 2017.

You may or may not know that the Javits Center is going to be under construction. This means we'll be working with some space limitations and we want to make sure as many people have the opportunity to buy a ticket and come to the show as possible. Selling only single day tickets will give more fans the chance to buy a ticket for at least a day to experience the fun of NYCC.

Fourth: We hear you and we want to make the ticket buying process as smooth as possible. This year, tickets will go on sale during the weekend. We polled our Facebook event and you answered saying Saturday and Sunday were the best days for us to launch tickets. We'll do what we can to choose the most requested day and use the second choice as a backup. (And yes, we hear that you don't like the virtual queue, but unfortunately it isn't going away. Despite popular opinion, it keeps our website from crashing. We're working with ShowClix to improve the queue.)

As always, thank you for your commitment and passion for NYCC. We're looking forward to giving you even more amazing content across fantastic venues to experience with us. We can't wait to reveal more of what we've been working on for you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our team via email or submit questions through our NYCC Facebook page (take a look at our timeline for the exact photo to comment with your questions). We'll be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A with our team to answer your burning questions and provide any clarity around these changes and the upcoming on-sale. Our Facebook Live Q&A will be going live on Monday, March 20 at 3:30 PM EDT.





Entertainment Earth Signings

Entertainment Earth Reveals Free Celebrity Signings at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

With the start of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 less than one week away, Entertainment Earth is thrilled to reveal its complete list of scheduled FREE celebrity signings as well as a free exclusive DC Comics Diorama with any purchase at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343.

Thursday, July 21, 2016:
Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, and Ari Stidham (Scorpion) from 11:00am - 11:30am
Pentagon Jr. (Lucha Underground) from 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Dario Cueto (Lucha Underground) from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Friday, July 22, 2016:
Tara Reid (Bunny, The Big Lebowski) from 9:30am - 10:30am
Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, Star Trek: The Original Series) from 11:00am - 12:00n
Johnny Mundo (Lucha Underground) from 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Melissa Santos (Lucha Underground) from 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, July 23, 2016:
Brent Spiner (Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation) from 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Will Friedle (Eric Matthews, Boy Meets World, and voice of Terry McGinnis/Batman, Batman Beyond) from 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Gregg Berger (voice of Odie, Garfield, and Grimlock, Transformers) from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sunday, July 24, 2016:
Catrina and Mil Muertes (Lucha Underground) from 11:30am - 12:30pm

While at the booth, convention attendees can pick up any of the Entertainment Earth 2016 convention exclusives and select celebrity-related merchandise.

Plus, convention attendees can also score a FREE DC Comics Diorama (No. 24) - Entertainment Earth Convention Exclusive with any purchase from the Entertainment Earth booth #2343.

All signings will be located at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343 and are free to convention attendees. However, a winning ticket is required to attend. Details on how to obtain a randomly distributed winning ticket will be available at the Entertainment Earth booth starting July 20, 2016.

Appearance dates and times are subject to cancellation or change without notice. For a complete listing of events and products, please check the Entertainment Earth booth, website, or our social channels for latest Entertainment Earth and San Diego Comic-Con news.

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BlueFin SDCC

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, launches a special product bundle giveaway contest to coincide with its appearance at the 2016 Comic-Con International.

Bluefin invites collectors everywhere to visit this website destination -- – or also stop by the Bluefin Booth #401 at Comic-Con to submit an entry to win an exciting Grand Prize bundle.

 The Grand Prize bundle features valuable and exclusive collectible figures from premier manufactures such as TruForce CollectiblesHero CrossSEN-TI-NEL and Storm Collectibles. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.

The contest is open now and is open to all collectors. One winner will be selected at random on August 1st, 2016.

Contest entry information on the featured form. To increase the chances of winning, please also follow Bluefin on its social media networks including on Twitter at and also on Facebook at

The Bluefin 2016 Comic-Con International Giveaway Grand Prize Bundle features:

·         TruForce Mega Man X-Boost Action Figure

·         Hero Cross Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mini 4-Pack

·         SEN-TI-NEL RE:EDIT Iron Patriot Action Figure

·         Storm Collectibles 1/12 Bruce Lee Statue

This prize package has a combined retail value of more than $390.00!!

Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction and pop culture events, and will take place July 20th–24th at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at:

Prize Product Descriptions:

Mega Man X-Boost by TruForce Collectibles

MSRP: $90.00; Height: Approx. 6 Inches

TruForce Collectibles is proud to announce its first San Diego Comic Con Exclusive…X-Boost!  This is a one-of-a-kind creation where X’s armor has no limit and his true abilities are unleashed. The boost energy from his buster and thrusters increase significantly, however it puts tremendous pressure on his body. Therefore, X-Boost can only maintain this form for 10 seconds.” The figure stands at around 6 inches tall, features LED in the buster, die-cast armor, multiple accessories and a stand.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mini Hybrid Metal Figuration 4-Pack by Hero Cross

MSRP: $75.00; Height: Approx. 3 Inches each

An exclusive product for 2016 Comic Con, this set of 4 contains special black and white versions of MHMF#06 Leonardo, MHMF#07 Raphael, MHMF#08 Michelangelo and MHMF#09 Donatello. The 3 inch die-cast figures each feature a fully poseable body with 14 points of articulation that gives the figure great mobility, and each figure comes with its unique signature weapon!

RE:EDIT Iron Patriot by SEN-TI-NEL

MSRP: $175.00; Height: Approx. 8 Inches

Introducing the 3rd installment in the RE:EDIT IRON MAN series – Iron Patriot! Based on the Extremis Armor, the head mask and the star-shaped Arc Reactor are made from a new sculpt! Captain America’s shield is also included as a bonus to match its distinctive ‘Stars and Stripes’ color scheme. Numerous different materials, such as ABS/PVC/DIE-CAST/PA/POM are used for production. The figure is fully painted with LED light-up features for its chest and eyes. The display base included can be connected with bases from the previous series. For SDCC 2016, this figure also comes with a unique exclusive holographic backdrop!

Bruce Lee 1/12 Scale Premium Statue by Storm Collectibles

MSRP: $50.00; Height: Approx. 8 Inches

Storm Collectibles presents its first Bruce Lee, 1/12 scale Premium Figure with two head sculpts fully sculpted by Arnie Kim! It is the first time ever a bearded Bruce Lee face has been sculpted. It is also the very first 1/12 scale size Bruce Lee been produced in high quality statue format. The 2016 San Diego Comic Con Version features exclusive brown martial arts pants as seen in the movie ‘Enter the Dragon.’ Bruce's philosophy, JKD training, physical ability, and appearance have been inspired and drilled into each of our hearts and they all started from Bruce's personal life.

About Bluefin:

Based in Anaheim, CA, Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli. Selling to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores, Bluefin is an official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Kotobukiya and Capcom, is the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and is also the exclusive and official distributor for Hero Cross, Beast Kingdom, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL and X-Plus. Bluefin also represents TruForce Collectibles products worldwide. Additional information is available


Zenescope SDCC variant covers

 Philadelphia-based publisher Zenescope has branched out as of late.  Several of the company’s most recent titles have been departures from the more familiar Zenescope fare.  Most notable of these new titles may be E.V.I.L. Heroes.  

Zenescope plans to unveil the new series with variant covers at San Diego Comic Con.

John Lyons, Director of Sales & Marketing for Zenescope commented, “The response to E.V.I.L. Heroes has been remarkable.  Both our fans and our retail partners have really embraced this title.  We are really excited to see the response on wider release and to see fan reaction to the special E.V.I.L. Heroes art we have created for San Diego.”

In addition to the release of E.V.I.L. Heroes at San Diego Comic Con, Zenescope plans to feature ten new cover variants on a number of different titles as well as convention-only exclusive products, including their new ZenBox offering.  Zenescope can be found at Booth #2301.

Blue Fin Exclusives at Anime Expo LA

Visit Bluefin at Anime Expo Booth #1401


 Leading Japanese Collectibles Distributor Returns To The Nation’s Biggest Anime Fan Convention With Upcoming New Dragon Ball Figures And A Wide Array Of New Gundam Model Kits Available Now!

 Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, has announced a colorful collection of exclusive products that will be displayed and also available for purchase during the 2016 Anime Expo.

Anime Expo is the largest dedicated anime/manga fan convention in North America and takes place July 1st–4th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and full details are available Bluefin will be located in Booth #1401.

Bluefin will delight Anime Expo attendees with a colorful collection of high quality and in many cases, limited edition or special variant products and high quality model kits for popular properties including Gundam, Dragon Ball, and more.

Dragon Ball fans that purchase a Bandai Scouter headset at the Bluefin booth will receive Super Saiyan Hair that can be placed snugly over the head.

Also check out displays of a pair of upcoming new Dragon Ball Z model kits from Bandai’s innovative Figure-rise line:

Bandai Figure-rise Standard "Dragon Ball Z" Super Saiyan Son Goku

Height: 6 Inches

A new breed of action figure model kit that blends high articulation and detailed sculpts together in one package! Super Saiyan Goku is constructed using layered colored plastic techniques that blend the seam lines together with the folds of his outfit and contours of his muscles leading to a natural appearing joint system.  Simple construction patterns ensure it will be an easy to build figure even for those who have never built a model kit before!  Includes different hand parts for various martial arts poses, and 2 types of kamehameha effect parts with stand, and one powering up facial expression!

 Bandai Figure-rise Standard "Dragon Ball Z" Final Form Frieza,

Height: 5 Inches

A new breed of action figure model kit that blends high articulation and detailed sculpts together in one package! Frieza is constructed using layered colored plastic techniques that blend the seam lines together with the contours of his muscles leading to a natural appearing joint system.  Simple construction patterns ensure it will be an easy to build figure even for those who have never built a model kit before!  Includes different hand parts for various signature poses, and 2 types of energy weapon effect parts with stand, and one wicked facial expression!  

Notable Bluefin Anime Expo GunPla products include:

Bandai HG Full Armor Gundam Thunderbolt (Theatrical Clear Variant)

Anime Expo Exclusive!!

MSRP: $34.99

A clear special model kit variant originally made available only at the Japanese theatrical screening locations for the animated short, “Gundam Thunderbolt.” It’s now a special Anime Expo exclusive. Don’t miss your only chance to score one this summer! Features 4 shields on movable arms, double barrel beam rifle, back mounted beam cannon and missile launcher, missile pods, beam sabers and propellant tanks. Limit 1 per person.

The Bandai Gundam Thunderbolt kit also will be included as part of an exclusive new Blu-ray bundle set that will be available (MSRP: $120.00) and offered during Anime Expo.

Mr. Hobby Mr. Super Tool Set

MSRP: $29.99

A specially designed tool kit with everything necessary to expertly build your GunPla model. Set includes a metal file, tweezers, a nipper, knife with replacement blades, and a black Gundam marker for panel lining. A must-have for the true GunPla model builder.

Bandai Shokugan Gundam Converge LTD 2016

MSRP: $29.99

This special 3 pack consists of metallic colored versions of the Gundam MK II in AEUG and Titans colors along with G-Defenser that can combine with either figure to create the Super Gundam. It has been made specifically for select regions such as the U.S.!

Bandai RG Wing Gundam Zero EW Pearl Gloss Version

MSRP: $36.99

A special event exclusive RG Wing Zero Ver EW that has been coated in a beautiful pearl gloss finish. Utilizing the Advanced MS Frame that allows armor to be mounted on to a skeletal support structure, this iconic angel winged Gundam from “Gundam Wing Endless Waltz” is capable of performing its signature poses with its Twin Buster Rifle.

Bandai MG Hi Nu HWS Ver Ka Mechanical Clear Variant

MSRP: $114.99

The MG Hi Nu Gundam Ver Ka fitted with a specially designed Heavy Weapons System in clear transparent outer armor designed to show off the amazing mechanical skeleton underneath.  Based on its original illustration by Yutaka Izubuchi, this Ver. Ka brings its original proportions into modern kit form from esteemed mecha designer Hajime Katoki.  Includes beam rifle, hyper bazooka, beam sabers, shield, and detachable HWS system which was originally a P-Bandai Web item.  Available in limited quantities for the U.S.  Limit 1 per person.

Bandai HG Barbatos Clear Variant Set

MSRP: $16.99

The iconic and radical Gundam from the "Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans" TV anime series in a special clear form which can show off the incredibly detailed Gundam Frame underneath.  Includes parts to recreate Barbatos first and 4th forms and comes with Sword, Mace, Shield Arm, Long Range Cannon, and Mobile Worker. Available only for purchase at special events!  Limit 1 per person.

Bandai RG 00 Raiser Trans Am Clear Version

MSRP: $35.99

A translucent version of the RG 00 Raiser from "Gundam 00" in Trans Am colors originally available only in Asia.  Special clear colored plastic allows display of the amazingly detailed Advanced MS Frame with the outer armor on. Includes a number of weapons and accessories including GN Sword III, GN Sword II, beam sabers and O Raiser which can detach from the body of the main Gundam.  Limit 1 per person.

Bandai Petit'guy Mass Production Type

MSRP: $7.99

A cute little beargguy colored in Gundam's iconic mass produced Zaku green! Includes one puzzle piece display stand which can connect to other Petit'gguy models!  Build your growing Beargguy army with one of these limited Petite Bears!  Purchase limited to 2 units per person

Bandai HGUC RX-78-G3 Gundam

MSRP: $13.99

A special limited color variant of the RX-78-2 Gundam in its G3 color scheme!  Featuring renewed proportions from the "Revive" campaign, this highly articulated Gundam features a beam rifle, shield, bazooka, and 2 beam sabers.  Limit 1 per person.

Will Arnett to Host SYFY live from SDCC



 Arnett To Host Syfy’s Nightly Live Broadcast From San Diego Comic-Con 2016, from July 21 to 23

 NEW YORK – June 17, 2016 – Actor Will Arnett (Flaked, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will host Syfy’s first ever three-night telecast of SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON. The special will broadcast live from the heart of San Diego Comic-Con on the network Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23 at 8/7c. The live broadcast will bring the biggest party of the summer with the biggest stars, action and excitement of the San Diego experience directly into fans’ homes.

“We’re so excited to have Will host our first-ever SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON,” said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Series Development and Production, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Entertainment Networks. “There is nobody more perfect to host this event than Will, who has created iconic roles for every part he plays, appealing to so many unique audiences. This year we’re thrilled to be able to give viewers at home a live, real-time Comic-Con experience with Will at the helm.”

Added Arnett, "Comic-con is the one time of the year when all nerds can set aside their personal opinions and focus on their petty differences ... I wanna be there for that...cause I'm Batman."

Arnett, who most recently starred in the Paramount hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, will also be in town promoting the eagerly anticipated Lego Batman movie. Besides the Turtles and Lego Movie franchises, Arnett is an accomplished TV actor with five Emmy nominations from iconic shows such as Arrested Development, and 30 Rock. He also, created, wrote and starred in the Netflix’s original seriesFlaked and is the lead voice in Netflix’s acclaimed animated show BoJack Horseman.

Each night, Arnett will invite hundreds of fans at SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON’s outdoor stage to discuss and engage in the Con’s breaking news, insider party coverage, and exclusive content and sneak peeks of the most anticipated films and TV series. Arnett will also conduct interviews with the biggest stars from the hottest franchises during this unprecedented three-night broadcast, bringing non-stop action and fan surprises directly to viewers across the country.

In addition, starting Sunday, July 17, Syfy will kick off a celebration of all things Comic-Con, on-air, online and across its social media platforms, offering fans exclusive content, “digital shorts” and exclusive trailer premieres to fuel their excitement throughout the entire week. SYFY’S 7 DAYS OF COMIC-CON will continue through July 23.

Corin Nelson serves as executive producer/showrunner for SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON. It is produced by Wilshire Studios -- the team behind E!’s “Live from The Red Carpet” which takes viewers onto the most famous red carpets from the Oscars to the Grammys.

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Silicon Valley Con


Film Icons Will Host a “Back to the Future” Premiere Event During Hotly Anticipated Expo that Blends Pop Culture, Technology and Science

Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo, today revealed that Michael J. FoxChristopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson will reunite for a must-attend panel, photo ops and special signings at a “Back to the Future” Premiere Event during the show. The inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of March 18-20, 2016. This will mark Michael J. Fox’s first appearance at a North American Comic Con. It will also be the first time Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson have appeared together for fan photo-ops at a comic con type event. The Back to the Future event will take place Saturday, March 19 and include a panel with Fox, Lloyd and Thompson. “I wanted to be a part of Silicon Valley Comic Con because for me this show highlights what the Valley has meant to science, technology and innovation and encapsulates what Back To The Future is about and much of what seems to be such a strong bond for many fans of the film and why it still lives in their imaginations,” said Christopher Lloyd. “I am really looking forward to meeting the fans at Silicon Valley Comic Con." “If my calculations are correct, when Silicon Valley Comic Con hits full speed… you’re going to see some serious s**t,” said Steve Wozniak. There is more for Back to the Future fans!

Spotlight on Back to the Future

Fresh off of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of “Back to the Future,” and just past the future date to which Marty traveled, join us as we celebrate the legacy of this great film franchise along with stars Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines). Tickets for this special event can be purchased here.

Back to the Future: Adventures in a DeLorean Time Machine

Join professional time travelers Terry and Oliver Holler as they take you BACK through their incredible journey, then inspire you forward TO THE FUTURE! Witness their build process, enjoy a scenic whirlwind travelogue, and discover how they took life-threatening adversity and turned a passion toward a purpose. Terry and Oliver Holler hand-built their own DeLorean Time Machine, inspired by the film, ‘Back to the Future.' They travel the world raising awareness and funding for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and promoting the official website

Back to the Future VIP Package Perks

Included within the Silver, Gold and Platinum VIP Back To The Future Experience will be an original animation art cel from the “Back To The Future” animated series that ran on CBS and FOX from 1992-93. Cels are provided by

DeLorean Photo Opp

On the show floor, the DeLorean Time Machine (as seen in the film “Back to the Future”) will be available for photo opportunities!

Stan Lee’s autograph and photo op times now on sale on the SVCC website. Additional fan opportunities around this event will be shared closer to the show. A full list of SVCC panels can be found at For the latest news and updates on additional panels, celebrity guests, exhibitors and events, follow @SVComicCon on Twitter. To purchase tickets, visit and to become an exhibitor or for sponsorship opportunities, visit SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON Silicon Valley Comic Con celebrates the Age of the Geek by bringing together America’s two greatest superheroes: pop culture and technology. Featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video game creators, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. The inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of March 18-20, 2016.