As new contracts get signed, and the San Diego Convention center expands, Comic Con International has announced it has signed a new agreement to keep the popular comic book convention in the city through 2016.
I suppose this is good news, especially for the city of San Diego that sees 130,000 plus attendees attend the convention each year, bringing a crap ton of money and hijinks to the Gas Lap District again, and again, and again. I guess that year will be the big hinge year for the convention organizers and the city as that is the year the convention center expands by 300,000 square feet, which should allow the show to allow even more people into the crowded aisles, the insane movie related panels, and the rows upon rows of merchants selling their wares.
At Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, Diamond Select Toys launched their latest original property, Battle Beasts, across multiple platforms, including toys, comics, animation and music. Each release of the weekend showcased a different aspect of the Battle Beasts brand that will make it a property to watch out for in the coming months.
There was so much news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con that even a week later, we are still getting news of announcements made at the show. Zenescope Entertainment had a few bits of information to share at the con, including the announcement about an upcoming television series.
During the San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars fans were given a first look at Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5. LucasFilm sent Major Spoilers two of the clips that were shown at the show, that you can check out, after the jump.
In this issue: The San Diego Comic Con is over, and there was so much interesting news, that we had to talk all about it in this special edition of the Major Spoilers Podcast. Stephen and Matthew are joined by a number of Major Spoilerites to discuss news from the show.
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You won’t have to wait until Peter Jackson’s next video blog – there’s footage from The Hobbit panel for you to check out. Again, like many of these videos, we don’t know how long they’ll be up, so watch it now.
Also, you aren’t going to see any of the footage shown, just the Q&A session.