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San Diego Comic-Con International 2014: To Badge Or Not To Badge?

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The reaction to Comic-Con International's recent announcement that it would only be selling single-day passes for this year's convention has been, well, rather mixed.

Comments range from anger about what sorts of attendees the decision will attract to celebration that perhaps more people can attend. There were worries about about missing particular panels and a sort of at-a-remove approval because the end of full-event passes will mean fewer first-time attendees burning out by the last day. There are clearly pros and cons to the new approach, but is it really the best course of action?

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San Diego Comic-Con Selling Only Single-Day Passes For 2014

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If you're planning to go to each day of San Diego Comic-Con International this year, get ready to register for five different passes instead of one, catch-all badge for the entire show.

Comic-Con International's organizers have announced its registration and pricing structure for this year's convention in San Diego, and it's a real head-scratcher. Full weekend passes aren't part of the deal. Only single-day passes are available, and entrance to the customary Wednesday preview night requires registrants to buy passes for all four other days.

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First Look At Warner Bros.’ Wearable Batman Cape Swag Bags For Comic-Con 2013

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So, this is cute. You know those enormous over-the-shoulder bags that Warner Bros. gives out every year at Comic-Con International in San Diego? The ones that you see and go, "Why would anyone need such an enormous bag!?" until you do your last minute shopping on Sunday and go, "Ohhhhhh thank goodness I have this enormous bag!!" The ones industrious fangirls have customized into wearable dresses? Well, this year WB anticipated the bags-as-fashion trend and have prepared a new bag ready-made to be worn. Besides being fashioned as a backpack, this year's swag bags -- featuring images from Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman -- come with a built-in cape.

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J. Michael Straczynski Expands His Multimedia Reach with ‘Studio JMS’

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In one of the first surprise announcements of this year's San Diego Comic-Con, writer J. Michael Strazcynski has confirmed the formation of a new company that will bring all of his projects in multiple media together under one metaphorical roof, with comics projects to be published by Image. World, meet Studio JMS.Deadline had the news yest

Hasbro Reveals G.I. Joe Comic-Con 2012 Toy Exclusives

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Building on last year's exclusive Comic-Con offerings, Hasbro will once again pay homage to Marvel's classic 1987 G.I. Joe and The Transformers miniseries with a special crossover between the Decepticon Shockwave and a

Marvel Legends Special Edition Uncanny X-Force Collector’s Pack Coming to Comic-Con

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The 2012 return of Hasbro's Marvel Legends line will add three more figures to its regrowing roster this summer at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 with an three pack focusing on three of the most recognizable members of the covert Uncanny X-Force

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Hasbro Announces Comic-Con Exclusive Masters of Evil Action Figure Box Set

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The Avengers may be the hottest thing this side of the sun this summer, but Hasbro's turning its attention to the team's greatest foes at San Diego Comic-Con in July with an exclusive new Marvel Universe Masters of Evil box set. Featuring 3.75" versions of Radi

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Diamond Select Toys Reveals Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive Bust, Statue and Minimates

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Diamond Select Toys has revealed its lineup of exclusive toys and collectibles for San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 and it packs some serious plastic appeal for collectors of Minimates, busts and statues. Come July 12, The Amazing Spider

Mattel Reveals Death, Tiny Titans, DC Polly Pocket and MoTU SDCC Exclusives

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The season for San Diego Comic-Con International toy exclusives is officially in gear. Mattel's MattyCollector site has debuted several of the toymaker's upcoming SDCC exclusive offerings, including a miniature DCU Tiny Titans set ($20), a DC Comics Vertigo Death ($25), a Polly Pocket DC Comics Villains set ($19.99) featuring Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman, and a Masters of the Universe Vykron ($30). Images aren't available just yet, but Mattel will also be releasing Hot Wheels ve

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Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con Documentary Captures Its Highs and Lows [Review]

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Whether you're a fan who looks forward to it with unbridled anticipation, a retailer who hopes for a big payday, or -- like me -- a critic who dreads its coming with increasing terror as it draws ever closer, San Diego's Comic-Con International is a huge focal point for the world of pop culture

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