San Diego Comic-Con 2018 kicks off Wednesday, which means thousands of comic book fans, cosplayers and genre entertainment enthusiasts will be making their pilgrimage to Southern California to celebrate everything pop culture.
Hall H mainstays such as “Game of Thrones” and Marvel Studios may be skipping out on this year’s festivities, but with over four days of programming, there are plenty of panels to navigate. Here are some select highlights:
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Looks as though the gaming industry is becoming the new source for film/TV ideas, just as books have been forever. Should make a great show & hopefully series.
The world of “Monster Hunter” is coming to life in the form of a new animated special. “Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild” is being produced in tandem with worldwide developer and publisher Capcom as well as Pure Imagination Studios. The companies will produce and co-finance the upcoming special, written by “Ultimate Spider-Man’s” Joshua Fine. Production is projected for completion this winter, with a global premiere scheduled for 2019.
Want your favorite anime music without having to tune in to any shows? You’re in luck: a highly-specialized streaming music service is debuting in America in August.
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With a new ‘Animaniacs’ reboot and a Harley Quinn series in the works, WBA series VP Audrey Diehl reveals what she looks for in new talent and what gives a pitch that special spark.
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If you’re visiting San Francisco this summer, you’ll have to make sure you stop at The Cartoon Art Museum to check out the show, “A Treasury of Animation.” The first major exhibition drawn from the Cartoon Art Museum’s permanent collection since its reopening in Fisherman’s Wharf, the show features historic never-before-seen work. On display is some amazing original production art following the evolution of animation from the 1920s onward.
“Our permanent collection houses thousands of animation cels and concept drawings,” says CAM Curator Andrew Farago, “but only a small portion of that artwork can be shown at any given time. This exhibition is an opportunity for us to show off the best of the best from the museum’s archives.”
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One of Downtown Los Angeles’ most colorful events is back this week. It’s the time of year when anime enthusiasts, video game fans and lovers of Japanese culture converge on the Central City for four days.
Anime Expo takes over the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday-Sunday, July 5-8. The celebration of Japanese animation, comics, games and culture draws more than 100,000 people each year to meet anime creators, attend panel discussions, enjoy screenings and catch sneak peaks of everything from cult classic “FLCL” to current sensation “Attack on Titan.”
Single-day tickets are $70 while four-day passes go for $120. Enjoying the brilliant costumes of people wandering through South Park all weekend is free.
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Anaheim GardenWalk, a unique “eatertainment” destination just steps from Southern California’s Disneyland Resort and Anaheim Convention Center (www.anaheimgardenwalk.com), proudly announces the addition of a pop-up Chuck Jones Gallery featuring art from all of the major animation studios as well as American pop culture favorites from the legendary Chuck Jones himself, a four-time Academy Award-recipient and creator of Warner Bros. characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. The temporary gallery will be open from July 16th through September 3rd and will be located on the Main Level in Space 132 across from McCormick & Schmick’s Grille.
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