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July 31, 2017

Nerd News Show Ep 087: This One Is About Comic Con…

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This week Rob and Maria recap the crazy fun time they has at San Diego Comic Con! The discussion centers around what it’s like to attend Comic Con with more experience under your belt, and the importance of Hotel location as it relates to planning out your day.

From there, they talk about the debacle that was the collectibles and Hall H lines. Attendees were tremendously disappointed by line management, and the admittance of counterfeit wristband holders into Hall H. They also talk about whether or not the [...]

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July 28, 2017

Comic Con 2017 In Pictures

Comic Con 2017 is officially almost a week in the books, but the memories are still fresh. This year was my second year in a row attending Comic Con, and was by far my favorite. I was able to check out almost all of the off-site events, and interact with a ton of other con attendees. For the most part, people in attendance were just as stoked as I was to be there, and it really showed. I took in as many of the sights and sounds of the con that I could, but I very quickly realized this con is too much for even two people to capture alone. We had a great time at Comic Con, and got a chance to see some of the coolest things there. Instead of holding all the goodness to myself, [...]

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July 24, 2017

I Went To Westworld At SDCC

Every year at San Diego Comic Con, there are off-site events and “experiences” based around the biggest franchises of the moment. There’s everything from Walking Dead, to Mr. Robot and everything in between. This years San Diego Comic Con played host to one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever been a part of. HBO partnered with New York based marketing firm Campfire, to produce an experience based off the smash-hit show, Westworld. Like the show, the event was VERY exclusive, with only about 100 guests attending the experience per day between Thursday and Sunday. For correlation, there’s usually about 150,000 people on site for Comic Con during that time [...]

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July 16, 2017

Disney Is Making A Star Wars Themed Hotel

Disney’s D23 Expo unearthed a ton of goodies from several of their biggest franchises this past weekend. In what was potentially the biggest announcement from the Expo, was the unveiling of a Star Wars themed hotel, set to open in 2019. The hotel is being billed as an “immersive experience” meaning guests will essentially be treated to a Star Wars version of West World. 

Disney is saying that all “cast members” will be in costume and in character. This means once you’re in there, there will be no breaking of character. All guests will also apparently be given a specific storyline that’s designed to “touch every single minute [...]

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