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Comic-Con

Jul 30, 2014 — Is Comic-Con as overwhelming as you've heard? Well ... yes and no. Mostly yes. But on the other hand, it's also completely fascinating, even to nervous first-timers.
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Jul 27, 2013 — Glen Weldon talks to Comedy Bang Bang's Scott Aukerman, contemplates the rise of geek culture, and gets a Batmobile.
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Jul 24, 2013 — Glen Weldon gets the stink eye from a legend of the comics industry, enjoys hijinks onstage, and has to pee in the middle of the ceremony.
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Jul 22, 2013 — Glen Weldon encounters Batman and Superman, greets the public, and is late for dinner.
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Jul 19, 2013 — Glen Weldon talks about costumes, panels, and finding a book in the middle of nowhere.
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Jul 18, 2013 — Correspondent Glen Weldon orients himself in the convention center and fights every instinct he has by striking up conversations with strangers.
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Jul 17, 2013 — Our correspondent Glen Weldon tracks his path to Comic-Con, from nervous departure to the first glimpses of his people aboard a flight to San Diego.
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May 28, 2013 — Dissatisfied with the scope and costs of the biggest fan convention in the country, one fan started a new gathering of her own, and she quickly brought some big names in to help out.
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Oct 15, 2012 — Sometimes, a guy just has to make a phone call.
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Jul 27, 2011 — Actor Andrew Garfield (who stars in next year's Amazing Spider-Man) surprised fans at Comic-Con last weekend, which got our comics blogger thinking about Hollywood, Comic-Con and the things that make us geek out.
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